Classes

WORKSHOPS, STUDY GROUPS and SPECIAL EVENTS
FALL 2013 & SPRING/SUMMER
2014
To register telephone Sister Bianca at The Weaving Center:  914-332-1948

WEAVING WORKSHOPS: where you can experience the weaving process.  The looms are warped and ready for you to select a weft and complete the 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.

A.  Make a one-of-a-kind scarf using NORO yarns, beautiful Japanese colors and mixes.
IMG_2888Workshop #1:  Sept 24 thru 27
1 to 4 pm   Sign up by Sept 14
Workshop #2:  Oct 8 thru 11
1 to 4 pm   Sign up by Sept 14
Fee:  $80 + materials

 

 


B.   Create your unique blanket or throw and learn how to use textured yarns to enhance your piece
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Workshop #3:  Oct 22 thru 25
1 to 4 pm   Sign up by Oct 1
Workshop #4:  Nov 5 thru 8
1 to 4 pm   Sign up by Oct 1
Fee:  $125 + materials

 

 

C.   Learn the simple but beautiful Finnish technique called “kuultokudos” (transparency).  An inlay linen weave that forms open and closed areas with a drawn pattern underneath.
Workshop #5:  Jan 14 thru 17
1 to 4 pm    Sign up by Jan 7
Workshop #6:  Jan 28 thru 31
1 to 4 pm    Sign up by Jan 7
Fee:  $100 + materials

 

 

 

 

 

D.    Learn to weave a simple LOG CABIN pattern for a runner in cotton and linen.  Using two colors in the warp and weft, you will complete a unique piece to enjoy or share as a gift.
Workshop #7:   Feb 11 thru 15    1 to 4 pm    Sign up by Jan 24
Workshop #8:   Feb 25 thru Mar 1   1 to 4 pm   Sign up by Jan 24
Fee:  $100 + materials

E.   PLAN, CREATE AND WEAVE YARDAGE for a special garment:  a vest, jacket poncho, or even a skirt!
Workshop #9:    Mar 11 thru 29     1 to 4 pm    Sign up by Mar 1
Fee:  $250 + materials

F.  Create simple cotton dish towels using twill variations.  Designate you choice of colors:  white, warm colors, cool colors, etc.
Workshop #10: 
May 6 thru 9     1 to 4 pm     Sign up by Apr 23
Workshop #11:  May 20 thru 23    1 to 4 pm     Sign up by Apr 23
Fee:  $100 + materials

STUDY GROUPS:  Learn the BASICS OF DRAFTING for weaving projects.  Understand the four elements:  pattern, tie-up, treadling and drawdown to help you create interesting overshot or lace patterns and variations thereof.

1. June 3 thru 6    1 to 4 pm    Sign up by May 17
2. June 11, 18 & 25    7 to 9 pm    Sign up by May 31
Fee:  $100

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Weavers Retreat at Cormaria in Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY

November 15, 16 & 17      Sign up by Oct 1Image 2
Take time off with fellow weavers for quiet reflection and renew your spirit at Sag Harbor on Long Island Sound.  Bring a poem or weaving prayer to share and some unfinished pieces to complete.  You might take the time to plan future projects and become more aware of the many threads that bind us as women weavers.
Fee:  $180 per person, single or double rooms

CONVERGENCE 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island
July 14-19    Sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America
Join thousands of fiber enthusiasts and hundreds of vendors from all over the world, exhibiting and sharing their knowledge.  Convergence classes include novice to advanced instruction in a variety of fiber techniques including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, braiding, feltmaking, knitting, garment design and construction, sewing, digital imagery, color and design, and much more!  For additional information, visit the CONVERGENCE website:  www.weavespindye.org/?loc=8-00-00

Sister Mary’s Rag Rug Installed at the Bedford Audubon Society Headquarters