Weaving Workshop

October 1-4, 2017

Beginners Welcome!
Great refresher course

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Workshop Information
  • Explore texture and color while weaving fabric for a tote bag.
  • Begin with a naked loom, either a rigid heddle or a 4-shaft loom.
  • Learn how to dress the loom and weave.
  • Explore a variety of structures to create texture.
  • 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, as  inspiration.
  • It's recommended that students purchase their handles and commercial bag  fabric(s) after class, by bringing their handwoven main fabric with them to the fabric store.
  • Students will sew their bags at home, using instructions for one of two  simple tote bag styles, either lined or unlined.
  • An extensive hand-out is provided, to help sew your bag at home, and  to help you continue weaving at home, if you own a loom.
  • Don't want to sew? You could also weave a narrow table runner or a  couple of small table mats in this class. 
  • Participation is limited to 12 for a better instructor-participant ratio.

    Workshop Schedule
    4:30-5:30 Welcome, Registration
    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. Students covers cost of commercial fabrics after class.
    Refund Policy
    Full Refund by September 15, 2017
    Nonrefundable after September 15, 2017

    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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