Shadow Weave: Color and Dimension with
October 22-24, Sat., Sun., and Monday (2 or 3-Day)
Objectives: To have students
experience and become aware of the vast creative
possibilities when working with the shadow weave structure
and more than two colors and/or textures of yarn.
Description: Shadow weave is a
visually graphic and exciting weave structure, but may also
be a stable, yet fluid fabric. Explore
the many possibilities for creating beautiful cloth when
using more than two colors or textures while weaving the
shadow weave structure. Using the Powell
method of shadow weave as inspiration, we will talk about,
and use, many colors and textures of yarn, which will
include warp blending and shading, to create a variety of
fabrics with one draft and one warp. Students will be
assigned a draft and base warp color with instructions to
create color gamps, bringing dressed looms to weave in a
round robin workshop. Many samples and
slides will be used for illustration.
Student Equipment: Dressed loom
and all related weaving equipment.
Instructions and drafts for warps will be assigned and sent
to students by the instructor.
As an experiment, this workshop will be offered as either a
two day or three workshop. The workshop will start on
Saturday and run through Monday. This is in response to
some people who cannot take a day off from work for a three
day seminar. Participants who choose to take the two day
version can come in early and stay late in order to work on
samples from all the looms. However, three day participants
are not obligated to weave samples for the 2 day
participants if the 2 day participant cannot complete all
the samples desired. You must select the 2 day or 3 day
option when registering.