Weaving Theory and Drafting

About class

Do you get discouraged with your weaving because you lack some of the basic knowledge that’s needed to plan a project? This class will help you become more comfortable with tackling challenges like determining the proper sett for an unknown thread, how to calculate a warp for a limited amount of thread so you don’t run short, or just calculating how much material you will need for a project. In addition, this class will teach you to read a threading draft and explain all the different parts of a draft, the threading, the tie-up and treadling. We will show you how to determine the treadling by analyzing the threading and then show you how to decipher the tie-up for four harnesses and multi-harness. We’ll also tell you about old weavers’ customs for treadling Star Fashion, Rose Fashion and on opposites. Each student will then be shown how to do a drawdown on graph paper so they can see how their pattern will look when woven. We’re sure you’ll go home feeling more confident about your weaving.

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Weaving Theory and Drafting



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Aug 19th, 2019 - Aug 19th, 2019

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May 23rd, 2020 - May 23rd, 2020

Class Times

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

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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 dec…

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