Better Understand Your Eight-Shaft Loom
Dates: April 10 - April 10
Cost per ticket: $125
Many weavers can follow a pattern from a book or magazine article but lack the confidence to venture out on their own to create the 8 shaft threading, tie-up and treadling. During this class you will learn how to find the proper sett for a chosen thread, and how to properly beat and weave it for the desired fabric you are looking for. Through drafting numerous 8 shaft examples you will quickly see what works and what doesn’t work in a tie-up and treadling. Students will be shown dozens of examples of 8 shaft fabrics that have been woven using a gamp format. The twill gamp is comprised of five different threadings in the same warp. Students will be shown how to treadle “Tromp as Writ” for each tie-up and threading pattern. By changing the weft threads and varying the treadling, dozens more possibilities become apparent. For anyone interested in weaving their own gamp, a kit with pre-wound warp and instructions is available. Simply choose your weft color. All materials included with tuition.
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.