WORKSHOPS and ACTIVITIES
FALL 2018 thru SPRING 2019
To register telephone the Weaving Center: 914-332-1948
WEAVING WORKSHOPS: …where you can experience the weaving process. Except for the 2-week Beginners’ Workshop (see below) the looms are warped and ready for you to select a weft and 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.
Small Throws or Shawls September 18 thru 21 from 1-4 pm
Create a soft, warm and useful item with our beautiful yarns The looms will be wapred with pre-selected yarns.
Sign up by September 14th (limited to 4 participants) Fee: $150 + materials
Beginners’ Workshop October 23 thru 26, 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.
Sign up by September 20th (limited to 5 participants) Fee: $150 + materials
Holiday Fair December 1 & 2, 12-5 pm
Come to the fair! You will find a unique collection of handcrafted and hand woven 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!
Basics of Drafting: Study Group January 29 thru 31, 5 to 7 pm
Understand the four elements: pattern, tie-up, treadling and drawdown to help you creat interesting patterns and variations thereof. No weaving involved. Taught by Sister Bianca.
Sign up by January 8th (limited to 5 participants) Fee: $100
Bound Weave Explored March 12 thru 15, 1-4 pm
Explore a weft-faced weave called “bound weave” in which you will have the pleasure of creating all sorts of figures and forms on a four shaft loom. Your imagination will be stirred and expanded in the process. Taught by Sister Bianca.
Sign up by February 22nd (limited to 4 participants) Fee: $150 + materials
Two-Week Beginners’ Workshop April 30 thru May 10, 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.
Sign up by April 5th (limited to 6 participants) Fee: $300 + materials