Dates: September 27, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Cost per ticket: $450.00
Summer and Winter is a fascinating weave structure that is sometimes referred to as a two-tie unit weave. Because the weft yarns float over no more than three warp ends, it makes it an ideal structure for rugs. On a four-shaft loom, two pattern blocks are possible. The blocks can be of the same size, or you can be creative and vary the size of the pattern blocks in the warp width and weft height for some very interesting pattern variations.
In this workshop, students will learn about the fundamentals of how Summer and Winter works and then discover the method of weaving this structure in what is known as “Weaving on Opposites”. Each student will warp a loom following a 2 block profile draft using 8/4 cotton carpet warp in a color of their choice. Weft yarns could be a choice of either mop cotton (available here at the studio) or rags that you bring from home. If you are providing rags from home, you should bring 5 yards each of two contrasting-colored rags. Rugs will measure approx. 24 inches wide by 48 inches in length.
Weft materials are not 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.
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.