This woven shibori class will focus on producing fabric designs suitable for scarves. Looms will be set up using a variety of structures in a variety of yarns. Students will come and weave without the necessity of winding warps or threading looms.
Day 1 – 3 Students will weave samples from each loom. Documentation for each weave structure and specifications will be provided to accompany samples. Theory and sampling will occur over these first three days.
Day 4 – 5 Students may then choose to weave one or two scarves on the warps provided using the patterns that have been developed. It is also possible for students rather than weaving a scarf/scarves to continue to develop patterns and effects through sampling.
Looms to be prepared
- 1 x 4 shaft jack loom
- 3 x 8 shaft jack style looms
- 1 x 8 shaft countermarche loom
- 1 x 10 shafts of the draw loom. The drawloom will function as per a normal loom.
- 3 x 8 shaft table looms
All weaving equipment is provided: shuttles, warping board and mills, bobbin winders, threaders etc. All yarn for sampling for first 3 days.
Additional facilities include:
- Computers with Fiberworks PCW© software. (Instruction and assistance provided)
- Dye facilities
- Yarn for project/s or additional sampling on last 2 days. Yarn may be purchased. Discuss with Kay what yarns may be useful to bring if you don’t wish to purchase extra.
Accommodation list available on request.
Teaching provided: 9.00- 12.00 am and 1.00 – 4.00 pm each day
Studio hours: 8.00am – 8.00 pm
Cost: Days 1-3 $300 and Days 4-5 $60 per day
Students may choose to attend just 3 days ($300), 4 days ($360) or 5 days ($420)
Please email or phone Kay to reserve your polace.
For any weaver who wishes to work on 16 shaft computer assist loom, they may negotiate a project/sampling on this loom exclusively. They will be required to warp and set up the loom for their particular project. Cost negotiable.