Lecture Series- Chenille
Dates: April 12 - April 12
Cost per ticket: $45
Weaving with Chenille is an endeavor weaver’s will often avoid or put off until they build up to the confidence to take it on. As an instructor I’ve often pondered why students shy away, and perhaps it’s nothing more than water cooler talk. As a new weaver you begin talking with other weavers who are so generous with their knowledge and their opinions that it becomes doctrine to follow. Certainly, if a weaver with 20 years of experience tells you that a material is tricky… you know to avoid it as a beginner. But now just might be that time for the veil to be lifted for you to find the total joy and luxury of chenille.
Students will be introduced to the unique characteristics of chenille and how it is produced. As weaver’s we will learn how to calculate the appropriate sett for the structure that we will be weaving, anticipate shrinkage, weaving beat you should be using for this unique fiber and most importantly finishing. Join us for this fun lecture to build your confidence to take on Chenille for the first time! Lecture will include slide presentation, demonstrations and a free project guide with patterns included.
This is a 2 hour lecture starting at 6:00PM
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.
Sara is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center. Many of Sara’s students praise her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically relating to weaving.
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.