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Weaving - Overshot

Course Code: ARTS2047

Please note: This course is not suitable for beginners. Weaving - Basic Level I is recommended; or the ability to set up a loom and weave with minimal direction.
Overshot not only creates amazingly diverse and elaborate patterns but is a very historical weave that characterized 19th-century Canadian bedspreads and is part of a long weaving history. It is useful, decorative, and practical and can be used for bed coverings, throw cushions, shawls, apparel, runners, and many other purposes. Overshot looks daunting - but is surprisingly simple at its core. Needing only a four harness loom and two shuttles, its long threading and treadling patterns can seem intimidating, but they are surprisingly easy to design and follow once a few basic concepts are understood. You will work from existing patterns to create either a runner or samples to weave a bedspread or other large project at home. Work through Overshot's structure, possibilities, limitations, and history using hands-on samples and theoretical workings as well as your own time at the loom. For those who wish, a session on loom maintenance will be given to help understand how to maintain, repair, and keep your loom in optimum running condition.
A $40 material fee payable to the instructor will be needed on your first day of class

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Section: 41

32.5 hours

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