Dates: May 1 - May 2
Cost per ticket: $285.00
Lets weave a Rag Rug that has two totally different sides. We’ll prepare and warp your loom with a dark colored warp, you bring two contrasting cotton fabrics for two days of fun! Imagine bright floral prints for summer and warm autumn colors contrasting on the other side for the most versatile rug in your home as the seasons change. And just think of all the fun you’ll have showing off your two-faced rug to other weaver friends and your guests.
During our time together we will discuss how the magic happens as a result of a unique tie-up and treadling order that allows the warp to stitch the different wefts to the top and bottom layers creating the reversible design. We will also examine how this technique can be applied to other two-faced fabrics such as placemats, upholstery fabric and fashion fabrics that have a woven lining.
Students will be asked to bring 6 yards of fabric for each side totaling 12 yards of 45″ wide fabric. Tom loves batiks but any cotton fabric with good color definition on both side will work wonderfully. Pre-wash and dry your fabric prior to class but DO NOT cut your fabric.
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.
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.
Close up of the reversible sides!