STUDIO & STUDY
A WOVEN JOURNEY
Travel to the fascinating land of weaving! Be introduced to its language, discuss project planning and weaving drafts (directions for constructing woven fabrics), learn how to measure fibers on a warping board and dress a loom (ready it for weaving), then WEAVE a gamp*. Discover color interaction, pattern structures, and texture.
No experience necessary.
If you have never woven or need a full refresher, this long-running, tried and true beginner’s weaving outing is for you.
Monday evenings 6-8:30pm
May 4, 11, 18 June 1, 8, 15
Session cost – $315
Six student maximum
Along with instruction, everything you need is included in the cost – use of a 4 shaft Schacht table loom and weaving equipment/tools, fibers for your gamp, plus a folder filled with weaving information. Fibers for this spring session were sourced from New England sheep and Angora goats, small mill spun, and naturally hand-dyed.
Classes are held at –
Studio & Study
Byfield, MA 01922
For more information or to reserve your place in front of a loom, contact:
Margaret – Antrim Handweaving, Studio & Study
COME JOIN US AND EXPLORE HANDWEAVING!
*Gamp – “Charles Dickens’ character Sairey Gamp (in Martin Chuzzlewit) was notable for carrying a large, multi-colored umbrella. From her name developed both an English slang word for a large, baggy umbrella and – among American handweavers – a term signifying a multi-colored and/or multi-patterned woven sampler.”
Samplers You Can Use by Penelope B. Drooker