Lecture Series- Weaving with Knitting and Novelty Yarns
Dates: January 24, 2022 - January 24, 2022
Cost per ticket: $45.00
Join us for a casual evening presentation for weavers examining the depth you may reach with you weaving by looking past those cones of yarn on your shelf and embrace yarns that are marketed toward needle crafts such as knitting and crochet. In this expansive and modern world of yarn production we have a cornucopia of texture, color and exotic materials waiting for us to explore. Together, we will discuss how we choose threads that will be appropriate for both warp and weft placement, how to determine their proper sett and yardage requirements. As we crack open the vault, participants will have a look into our deep collection of samples woven by our teaching staff as well as a few commercial examples in a wide range of weave structures and skill levels required for execution. As we wrap up our presentation, we will allow a generous amount of time for Q&A as well as show and tell of your own work. During this time, we strongly encourage you to bring to the virtual classroom examples of yarns you may have purchased or pieces that you have woven. These examples can be those of great success that you wish to share, they may have areas that you deemed unappealing or unsuccessful or simply yarns that you admire and need a bit of encouragement or inspiration before planning a project. Come join us for an evening of discussion that will surely be inspiring.
This is a 2 hour online 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.