WORKSHOPS and ACTIVITIES
FALL 2017 thru SPRING 2018
To register telephone the Weaving Center: 914-332-1948
WEAVING WORKSHOPS: …where you can experience the weaving process. Unless otherwise indicated, 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.
September: Opening Day Tuesday, September 5th.
Experienced weavers welcome! Fee: $350 per month
October: Beginners’ Workshop October 17-20, 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. Choose between cotton, wool or synthetic yarns.
Sign up by September 19th (limited to 6 participants) Fee: $150 + materials
November: Kuultokudos (Transparency) Workshop November 14-17, 1-4 pm
Learn the simple but beautiful Finnish technique called “kuultokudos” (transparency) to create images with open and tilled areas using linen and a simple weave structure. The design is placed under the warp for easy following of the forms. Your warp will be about 15 inches wide with plenty of length, so plan your design accordingly. Taught by Sister Bianca.
Sign up by October 24th
(limited to 5 participants)
Fee: $150 + materials
December: Holiday Fair December 2 & 3, 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!
January: Lecture “Weaving Traditions of Finland” January 17, 4 pm
Sister Bianca will give a slide presentation of her travels in Finland.
Sign up by January 4th Free of charge
February: Color & Design Workshop Feb. 21, 22, 28 & Mar. 1, 7-9 pm
Learn how color and design can effectively be used in planning and weaving a project. Color schemes will be developed off the loom. Taught by Sister Bianca.
Sign up by February 1st (limited to 6 participants) Fee: $100
March: Weaving Blocks using Summer & Winter Workshop March 13-16, 1-4 pm
Weave cotton towels while learning the fundamentals of block weaves and the Summer & Winter weave structure. Prerequisite: Beginners’ Workshop
Sign up by February 23rd (limited to 6 participants) Fee: $150 + materials
April & May: A Two Week Workshop April 24-May 4, 12-5 pm
Learn how to or refresh your knowledge of planning and making a warp, dressing the loom, tying 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. Decide on your project and…
Sign up by April 4th (limited to 6 participants) Fee: $300 + materials
June & July: “Summertime and the living is easy…”
Is it time to make the tallit or prayer shawl you’ve been thinking about? Maybe it’s the family Tartan or plaid for a special shawl or blanket. Or try out that new pattern in either four or eight harnesses that you’ve been wanting to explore. It’s time!
Sign up by May 31st Fee: $350 per month