Extreme Warp Makeover - Hate to warp, but
love to weave? with Robin
October, 30 - November 1, 2009 - 3 Day Workshop
Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a
workshop for you! In this
workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of
three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover
and weave it many different ways . . . from twill, lace, and
overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and
double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented
with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a
single threading to weave a number of different weaves,
including concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on
opposites, and echo treadling.
3 day workshop: $125; Materials fee -$10.
Each workshop participant will pre-warp their loom with one
of three threadings (overshot, twill, and lace) I provide in
the instructions .
The instructions are for 5/2 cotton sett at 16 epi in any
color of their choice and a minimum of 8" wide (128 ends)
and three yards long. Since workshop participants will only
weave on their own loom, they are welcome to make their
warps wider or longer. I also like to encourage people to
use yarns from their stash when possible and they may
substitute yarns . . . 8/2 cotton is the most common
substitution and the sett would be increased to 20 epi . . .
although, going finer than an 8/2 makes a couple of the
treadling variations a little difficult.
A few other things they will need include the following:
- At least three shuttles. Stick shuttles are fine. Extra
bobbins for boat
shuttles are encouraged.
- Wefts required for the different treadlings.
* Same color and size as the warp.
* At least two wefts the same size as the warp in contrasting colors.
* Two wefts in contrasting colors larger in diameter then the warp (e.g.,
3/2 cotton weft for a 5/2
* A few skeins of embroidery floss in a variety of colors.
* Any other yarns, especially novelty yarns, in their stash they would
like to bring to experiment with.
- Pen and paper to take notes.
- A small pair of sharp scissors.
Oct. 31: Morning presentation by Robin Spady
Robyn Spady learned to weave over 35 years ago. She
Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized
"Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth." Robyn is inspired
by the many
ways to weave double-faced fabrics as a way to create
In addition to double-faced fabrics, she also explores
structures and narrow warp weaves