August: Lustrous Linens – Weaving Linens with Success with Kati Meek

Participants bring looms warped according to instructions provided and learn easy and revolutionary techniques for successful weaving with fine linen and cotton threads, beginning with warping with the Trapeze, progressing through ambidextrous threading and sleying from the center out, weaving with ‘live weight’ tension, and fine tuning the equipment and the weaver for easy, successful and lustrous linens. Mini-sessions are included on Lithuanian linen towels, warp building and finishing linens. This is a weave-on-your-own-loom and exchange, for a beginning linen notebook. The emphasis of this workshop is the process of weaving with special attention on healthy body mechanics. 18-24 hours, to 15 participants with basic weaving skills.
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18, 19, and 20: 9:00am – 4:00pm.

October: Cutting Loose with Tied Weaves with Robyn Spady

Tied weaves are a whole group of different ways to create patterned fabrics with floats of limited lengths. Plus, one threading can provide a multitude of different treadling options, from singles and pairs to Dukagang and taquete. In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of tied weaves and explore a wide variety of treadling techniques to create different results. For weavers interested in understanding terms like summer and winter, single two-tie, taquete, samitum, and exploring Quigley or Bergman tied weaves, this workshop is for you!
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 13, 14 & 15, 2017: 9:30am – 4:30pm