Designing in the Tie-up with Laurie Autio
April 9, 2011
Long warps with constant threading and treadling are an
efficient and accurate way to weave. By learning to design
in the tie-up you can create many strikingly different
pieces from one threading and treadling. In addition to
creating new motifs you can add stripes where there were
none, change or combine weave structures, or alter the
symmetry. Bring graph paper and pencil or computer with
drafting program. Handout fee $2.
Morning Meeting: One-Shuttle Weaves
An overview of the wonders of one-shuttle weaving. Includes
review of basic one-shuttle weaves, ways to develop
interesting striping sequences, turning multi-shuttle drafts
so that they can be woven with one-shuttle, unusual
one-shuttle treadlings for weaves that are normally done
with two or more shuttles, and varying your tie-up for added
interest. Handout fee $2. For anyone who can read a draft.
Laurie Autio has loved creating patterns on graph paper and
computers since high school. She has been weaving since
1985. Her favorite drafting tool is her brain. With it and
enough time, she can figure out almost anything (and if she
can't figure out a problem, can use it to tap an appropriate
supply of cuss words). Without it she is lost (literally).
Her second favorite tool is an extension of the first - her
Fiberworks drafting program. It allows the favorite tool to
work more efficiently and expand its horizons. Laurie earned
her master certificate from Hill Institute, is a Past
President of Complex Weavers, Pioneer Valley Weavers, and
Weavers of Western MA. She is also a Past Dean of WGB and
current WGB Bulletin Editor. She enjoys teaching, writing,
and weaving challenges of various types.