During this class we will go over traditional Zapotec, Saltillo and Navajo-style designing, with the integration of contemporary influences. Students will learn to translate an original design from paper to warp and will weave a small piece during the class. We will also be discussing simple dyeing topics (commercial and natural dyes), color theory (combining colors for contrast, gradients, gradients using the same dye lot but using white and gray natural wool colors), elation between warp and weft ( choosing suitable warp and weft, weft bundling and how to mix different fibers).
For more information about the class and to register, contact Joey and Jaime at email@example.com.
In this class, students will learn the basics of weaving on a backstrap loom. In two four-hour sessions, they will set up their own backstrap loom and learn to weave with string heddle mechanisms. Students will begin with plain weave and then, if they wish, move into learning the Andean Pebble Weave structure and the patterning techniques that go with it. This class is open to never-ever weavers and advanced weavers alike. Students will be supported to weave simply, or to move right into complex patterns if they are ready!
For more info and to register, visit Kim's website.