Clasped Weft Scarf and Overshot Rug Week
Dates: April 3 - April 7
Cost per ticket: $725.00
Want to learn Clasped Weft Scarves and Overshot Rugs within one week?!
This Clasped Weft Scarves course has been designed for those weavers who are looking for a more organic approach to adding visual texture to their woven fabrics. In this class students will be introduced to a technique of weaving that utilizes 2 separate shuttles of yarn that intersect with one another within the shed to create one-of-a-kind patterning you as the weaver control. Students will gain insight into planning a project using clasped weft, appropriate applications, and tips/tricks to control your yarns to complete a scarf or pillow.
All materials are included with tuition, but students are encouraged to bring interesting yarns from their own stash.
Overshot is a weave structure traditionally used for patterning coverlets. It is wonderful for table runners and placemats and other applications where a decorative fabric can be used. Pillows and throws can be woven using overshot and with the proper yarns and careful planning overshot works well as a tough little scatter rug. If you have never woven overshot before this is a great first time introduction to this weave structure. Each student will be able to weave a small rug. The looms will be threaded to two different overshot patterns, one being Star of Bethlehem and the other one will be a single Snowballs pattern.
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.
This class's instructor
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.