WORKSHOPS and ACTIVITIES
FALL 2019 thru SPRING 2020
To register telephone the Weaving Center: 914-332-1948
HOLIDAY FAIR DECEMBER 7 & 8 from Noon to 5 pm: Come to the fair! You will find a unique collection of handcrafted and handwoven goods created by Friends of the Weaving Center. A beautiful hand made piece will be raffled off on Sunday afternoon. Take some chances, buy your gifts and don’t miss this year’s fair!
INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE WORKSHOPS: Learn how to weave or expand your weaving skills by exploring a new weave structure. We have a four day workshop where we set up the loom so it’s warped and ready for you to start your project. Fee: $200. We also have a two-week workshop where we teach you how to plan a project, make a warp, dress the loom and, finally, weave. Fee: $400. Call to schedule.
LECTURE — “The World of Textiles” September 26 at 7 pm
Back by popular demand! Sister Bianca will give a slide presentation of her travels in textiles around the world.
Sign up by September 18 Free of charge
Except for the 2-week Beginners’ Workshop (see below), the looms are warped and ready for you to complete a project in 3 or 4 days. The fee for each workshop includes individual instruction as well as the use of equipment. Materials are extra. Limited enrollment.
Beginners’ Workshop October 22 thru 25, 1-4 pm
Learn about the warp and weft and how to operate a loom. Learn some new vocabulary as you explore with color and yarns to create a scarf. Bring your own yarns or select from our collection before October 5th to give us time to dress your loom. Taught by Patrice & Tali.
Sign up by September 24 (limited to 6 participants) Fee: $150 + materials
Working with Linen in 3/1 Twill November 12 thru 15, 1-4 pm
Create a table runner or placemats and learn how how to work with linen. Taught by Sister Bianca.
Sign up by October 15 (limited to 4 participants) Fee: $150 + materials
Two-Color Warps and Wefts March 17 thru 20, 1-4 pm
Choose your own fiber and colors as well as a weaving pattern from Anne Dixon’s “Handweaver’s Pattern Directory” (pages 48-52). Come to the weaving center by February 21 to make your choices. Taught by Sister Bianca.
Sign up by February 18 (limited to 4 participants) Fee: $150 plus materials
Two-Week Beginners’ Workshop May 5 thru 15, 1-5 pm
Learn (or refresh your knowledge of) how to plan and make a warp, dress the loom, tie it up and finally weave. Pick up a few new Finnish techniques and vocabulary in the process. Explore with color and texture for your project. Taught by Tali and Patrice on countermarch looms (a limited number of jack looms are available upon request).
Sign up by April 7 (limited to 6 participants) Fee: $300 + materials