Enrol in Weaving - Sashes, Straps & Bands
Course Code: ARTS2106
This course requires experience weaving on a floor loom. Weaving - Basic Level I, or the ability to set up a loom and weave with minimal direction is required.
Explore warp-faced 2/2 twill sashes, straps and bands; a weave where the warp is sett so close that the weft is unseen and creative warp colour changes unleash a fantastic array of multicoloured design possibilities. These sturdy bands, woven on four harness looms, have many uses - sashes, guitar straps, pet leashes, bell pulls, clothing trim, and more. Starting with the basic theory of warp-faced colour patterns, instruction will progress through warping and weaving one to two-strap/band projects of choice. You will adapt an existing pattern to weave a band of your own taste. Learn about designing warp-faced patterns by weaving a weft-faced sampler and converting the results to a warp-faced band project. Calculating a good warp sett, navigating winding warps with complicated colour patterns, and twisting fringes for sashes will also be addressed. Experienced weavers with historical interest will have the option to weave a replica of the Garneau ceinture flechee - an early 19th Century handloom-woven Voyageur sash in warp-faced twill that mimics the classic Assomption sash pattern.
Attend this course in person
- Ralph Johnston
There will be a $50 material fee payable to the instructor.