WORKSHOPS and ACTIVITIES
FALL 2016 thru SPRING 2017
To register telephone Sister Bianca at 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: OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18, 1-4 pm
We will be participating in New York Textile Month being sponsored by the Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt — see more details at: http://www.textilemonth.nyc/events Experienced weavers will be available to talk to visitors about the Center and the weaving process, including works in progress. Some weavers will be available for informal weaving demonstrations. Three looms will be dressed and available for visitors to experience weaving themselves. Each day at 2:30 there will be a 30-minute demonstration: “How to Dress a Loom”
October: Beginners’ Workshop October 18-21, 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 30th Fee: $120 + materials
November: Shadow Weave/Log Cabin Scarf Workshop November 15-18, 1-4 pm
Log cabin is a form of shadow weave done in plain weave using two colors in both warp and weft. Learn how to use two shuttles. Select cotton or wool warp.
Sign up by October 28th Fee: $120 + materials
December: Holiday Fair December 3 & 4, 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 QUILT will be raffled off on Sunday afternoon. Take some chances, buy your gifts and don’t miss this year’s fair!
January: Lecture “Travel the World of Textiles with Sr. Bianca” January 18, 4 pm
Sister Bianca will give a slide presentation of her travels in textiles from around the world.
Sign up by January 4th Free of charge
February: Lecture/Demonstration “Know Your Loom” February 15, 4 pm
Countermarch, Counter Balance, Jack Looms, Floor Looms, Table Looms, Tapestry Looms, Saori Looms… What’s the difference? Come to the weaving center and find out.
Sign up by February 1st Free of charge
March: Working with Linen Workshop March 14-17, 1-4 pm
Using a cotton warp and linen weft, make herringbone twill towels. Select your choice of warm colors, cool colors or neutral ones.
Sign up by February 24th Fee: $120 + materials
April & May: A Two Week Workshop April 25-May 5, 12-5 pm
Learn how 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.
Sign up by April 7th Fee: $250 + 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