Weaving Workshop

April 15-18, 2018

Beginners Welcome!
Great refresher course

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Workshop Information
  • Weave cotton place-mats or a table runner.
  • Choose one of several patterns; color-and- weave, plaid, or or stripes.
  • Color and weave is a method of making designs using two or more colors interacting with the weave structure.
  • Begin with a naked loom, either a rigid heddle or a 4-shaft loom.
  • Learn how to dress the loom and weave.
  • Choose one of the several lace patterns, for either loom type.
  • Learn easy ways of weaving lace on a rigid heddle loom.
  • Weave with wool, rayon, and/or cotton
  • Designed to teach the basics of weaving.
  • The course is mostly hands-on, with short lectures and demonstrations.
  • This course is unique in that students will see the process on both rigid heddle and 4-shaft looms. Advantages of each loom will be discussed.
  • Students will learn about both direct and indirect warping (two methods of getting yarn onto the loom).
  • This class also serves as a great refresher course for those who haven't warped a loom in a long time.
  • Students will be shown a variety of more advanced handwovens, asĀ  inspiration.
  • Participation is limited to 12 for a better instructor-participant ratio. Loom preference will be determined by order of class registration.

    Workshop Schedule
    3:00 Check in
    4:00-5:30 Welcome
    5:30-6:30 Dinner
    7:00-9:00 Introduction, Overview of Workshop
    Monday- Tuesday
    8:00-8:30 Breakfast  
    8:30-12:00 Workshop  
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-5:30 Workshop
    5:30-6:30 Dinner
    6:30-8:00 Evening Activities/Relax/Socialize  
    8:00-8:30 Breakfast  
    8:30-11:00 Workshop  
    11:00-12:00 Pack up  
    12:00 Lunch & Departure  

    About the Instructor
    Patricia Morton has been weaving for over 25 years. As a "workshop junkie", she has studied at numerous seminars and weaving conferences. She has exhibited her work with four New England guilds, prior to relocating to Appomattox, Virginia. Her work has been featured in Handwoven Magazine. She sells her hand-wovens at various local craft fairs, and online. Patricia loves to spread her passion for weaving. She has introduced numerous adults and children to weaving. She is a co-owner of Treeditions, a weaving, woodworking, and weaving tools company.
    To find out more about Patricia and her craft go to treeditions.com

    Cost of Workshop
    Price includes loom use and yarn, expert instruction, meals and lodging.
    Refund Policy
    Full Refund by March 23, 2018
    Nonrefundable after March 23, 2018

    Center Information
  • Rustic but comfortable, bunkstyle lodging is provided.
  • Please bring your own linens, pillow and toiletries.
  • Meals are provided from Sunday dinner to Wednesday lunch.
  • Please let us know of any dietary needs.
  • An information packet will be sent to you, upon registration completion.
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