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Network Drafting is a technique of designing threadings and treadlings that produce curves, circles and more complex designs than are normally possible on an eight shaft loom. This hands-on introduction will focus on developing a threading draft; reducing a pattern line to eight shafts by digitizing and telescoping, choosing a fabric structure and placing the reduced pattern line onto the network threading grid. We will also discuss tie-ups, treadlings and peg plans.
Materials to bring: Graph paper (preferably 6 to 8 squares per inch), pencils, eraser, ruler, glue stick and scissors. $1.00 materials fee plus regular workshop fee of $20.00.

Carol Birtwistle has been weaving and teaching for more than forty years in Ohio, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, Florida and Connecticut. Her study of fiber structure and color theory have taken her to the Cleveland Institute of Art, London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Currently, she is exploring the various ways in which computer design facilitates her 20 shaft weaving. Carol teaches classes and workshops that focus on the multiple ways in which weave structure, yarns, sett and color interact to form the finished product.



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