Beginning Rag Rugs
Dates: April 14 - April 16
Cost per ticket: $375
This workshop is for the intermediate weaver who wishes to try their hand at making Rag Rugs. We will discuss the variety of materials recommended for warp. As an added new twist to the Rag Rug class offered in the past, we will take a field trip to our local fabric store to discuss buying options, things to consider and for an opportunity to purchase fabric for your project. When we return to the studio, we’ll look at how to prepare fabric, including washing and cutting your weft strips or what to use if you are purchasing pre-cut strips or other materials. Each student will then go to a pre-warped loom to weave their rugs. The warps are arranged in an attractive pattern that will teach you about Log Cabin patterning, Color & Weave theory and arranging stripes for a color graduation all in the same warp. We will also discuss finishing techniques for Rag Rugs. Students will need to purchase weft materials for their project, warp materials included in cost of class.
All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.
For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.
Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades.