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Tartan Towels

Dates: August 9, 2022 - August 12, 2022

Cost per ticket: $485.00

About Class

This class is based on the tradition of weaving Scottish Tartans. Using several family or clan patterns as a starting point, we will explore how to read the drafts associated with these designs and their color arrangements. We will show you how to interpret the color code for each clan’s tartan. This is very important because it distinguishes one clan from another.

We will then show you how to take a commonly know tartan, such as a Campbell tartan, and reassign different colors to give it a different feel and a pleasing design.

Tartans are woven as a simple four shaft twill. The check and plaid patterns are designed around an even number of ends per color making color changes easy to do. We will show you how to work a tartans color order into a towel warp width so that it is balanced and symmetrical.

We will show you how to weave and carry the colors up the selvedge edge to make a neat and tidy selvedge.

This class will work in a round robin format so that each weaver will have an opportunity to weave several traditional tartan design towels and also several towels with color variations that are more suited to kitchen colors.

Class size limited to 10 students.

Class Times

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

Wait List

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.

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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.