February 14, 2015 – Susan Rockwell
Explore the fun and unlimited versatility that weaving with
blocks can create and how blocks are powerful design tools.
Learn how pattern and design in various structures depend on
blocks. We will cover but not be limited to weave structures
such as Lace Weaves, Summer and Winter, Monk's Belt, M’s &
O’s, and Crackle. We will examine handwoven samples and
finished articles of these block weaves and study their
drafts. We will learn all the basics and beyond about block
designs and how to translate them into cloth. This class
will be part lecture and part hands-on and students will
focus on the powerful design tool of blocks. The goal of the
class is to gain a better understanding of what makes a
weave structure a block weave and what that means. Students
need to have a basic understanding of how to read drafts and
profile drafts. Handout Fee: $2.00
Susan Rockwell has taught classes on weaving to hundreds
of students over the past thirty years in New England
weaving guilds, Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and
Crafts, at the White River Craft Center and the New England
Weavers Seminar. She is a past President of New England
Weavers Seminar, a member of several N.E. guilds and has
been a juror and received numerous awards in weaving. Susan
markets her work at Frog Hollow (the Vermont State Craft
Center) and throughout the northeast.
If you’re a weaver--beginner or pro--the Vermont Weavers
Guild welcomes you. Plan to join us at one of our regular
meetings at the Kimball House, Randolph, Vermont.
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