Dates: May 18, 2023 - May 19, 2023
Cost per ticket: $285.00
Hand woven tape ribbon was vital to the lives of Pennsylvania German farm families throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. In pre-zipper days, because of their strength and colorful patterns, these long, narrow bands of cloth were used traditionally for many tying needs, such as men’s suspenders, garters, apron straps, and drawstrings for women’s petticoats.
This class explores the history of this traditional tape.
Samples of contemporary tape will give students many ideas for functional and holiday tapes.
Susan will be giving out information on Jonathan Seidel’s beautiful box tape looms that he makes in his studio in Royertown, PA. Students can contact him & place an order for their own looms.
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.
Susan Weaver has been weaving and teaching hand weaving workshops for almost 30 years. She began her studies at The Mannings Handweaving School, in East Berlin, PA.
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