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Lecture Series- Weaving, Combining Thick & Thin Yarns

Dates: May 2, 2022 - May 2, 2022

Cost per ticket: $45.00

About Class

Yes, we know, the title alone screams anarchy, but folks let’s talk about the fact that rules are meant to be broken! As students of traditional, utilitarian weaving we are often tasked with creating balanced weave structures. For years we master the art of matching the same picks-per-inch as ends-per-inch for true symmetry and balance to showcase our skills and attention to detail. However, there is a whole other rhelm of weaving where the boundaries are pushed creating interesting optical illusions, textures and all-around unique fabric by simply focusing on differentials of size in the threads interwoven together.

Join us as we discuss all things thick and thin from rugs on the floor to fine cloth for home goods or garment construction. During our presentation we will present several suggestions on how to use both commonly used weaving yarns as well as alternative material to create just the right fabric you have dreamt up. We will discuss how to plan for yarn of varying thicknesses needing to share the same reed, how to determine your PPI when different from your warp and much more. Join us for this 2-hour presentation with Q&A to inspire your next project.

This is a 2 hour online lecture starting at 6:00PM.

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All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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This class's instructor

Sara Bixler

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.


This class's instructor

Tom Knisely

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.