Enrol in Weaving - Sashes, Straps & Bands
Course Code: ARTS2106
This course is not suitable for students who have not woven on a floor loom before. 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 hidden and creative warp colour changes unleash a fantastic array of multicoloured design possibilities. These sturdy bands, woven on a four harness loom, have many uses - sashes, guitar straps, pet leashes, bell pulls, clothing trim, and more. From basic theory and warp-faced weave colour patterns, instruction will progress through warping and weaving one to two-strap/band projects of choice. Choose to work from existing patterns or create and fine-tune a new design by weaving weft-faced samples that can be converted into a warp-faced band project. Historically-minded, experienced weavers can choose to focus on warping and weaving a replica of the "Garneau ceinture flechee" - an 1830 handloom-woven Voyageur sash in warp-faced twill that mimics the classic Assomption sash pattern. Calculating a good warp sett, navigating winding warps with complicated colour patterns, and twisting fringes for sashes will also be addressed.