New Hampshire Weavers Guild
Extended Workshops For 2018 and 2019:

Scroll down for more information and registration forms as we get them.

October 20: Sarah Fortin, Designing More than 3 Color Block Double Weave, 1 day

April 12-14, 2019: Denise Kovnat, Echo Weave and Turned Taquete for 4 Shafts and More

October 26-27, 2019 Chris Hammel: Summer & Winter

******************************************************
October 20, 2018

Sarah Fortin
"Designing More than 3 Color Block Double Weave"

Many times, eight shaft, two block double weave, is depicted using only two colors. This creates a very graphic, geometric design. This look can be softened by using more colors in the warp and weft. 


We will be exploring, using samples, color inspiration, and block design, the use of more than two colors in block double weave. This is not a technical class on block design drafting and theory, though there will be some discussion and explanation as I view it. Please be aware that I do not consider myself to be an expert on block double weave! I am still wrapping my brain around color placement (top or bottom warp) and what will show where and why. 


Bring graph paper and pencil, or, if you wish, tablet or laptop with a design program, but remember, block double weave does not show well in computer programs. Some colored pencils may also be helpful along with some color inspiration. Bring your yarn and warping board and leave with a warp ready to be threaded on your loom. 


Explore with me!

***********************************************

April 12, 13, 14, 2019  

Denise Kovnat, "Echo Weave and Turned Taquete for 4 Shafts and More"

Inspired by Marian Stubenitsky's book, Weaving with Echo and Iris, this workshop is designed for advanced beginners -- those able to warp a loom and read a drawdown -- and beyond. 


With drafts and warping instructions provided beforehand, you will come to the workshop with your loom dressed in a two-color warp threaded on opposites. Working with a variety of tie-ups and treadlings, you will weave a series of designs in Echo Weave and Turned Taquete. With Echo Weave, the possibilities are endless -- using treadlings with curves, advanced-twill treadlings, point-twill treadlings, tromp as writ, and more. And, simply by adding tabby to your treadling, you can weave Turned Taqueté, which also allows for a wealth of designs. 


The goal of this workshop is to broaden your understanding of extended parallel threading -- the subject of Stubenitsky's book -- and its possibilities.


***********************************************

October 26 & 27, 2019

Chris Hammel, "Summer and Winter Workshop"


This class will cover the principles of summer and winter. We shall discuss different treadling methods associated with this weave structure and the effect they have on the appearance of the cloth. In order to gain a clear understanding of how the tie-up is developed, each participant will create a 6-block profile draft on paper and then work out the tie-up required to weave that design. There will be an on-loom component to the workshop, either a round robin or gamp (still to be determined). Participants will need to dress their 4- or 8-shaft loom in advance of the workshop.



**************************************
October, 2018
Sarah Fortin
Four-Color Double Weave
One day workshop on a Saturday
to be determined

Location and Registration Opening date TBD.

We will be exploring, using samples and, color inspiration, and block design, the use of more than two colors in block double weave.

*******************************************

Classes are opened first for current NHWG members and if space remains,

for nonmembers. So join us!


**************************************
April 12-14, 2019
Denise Kovnat
Echo Weave and Turned Taquete for 4 Shafts and More

Kimball-Jenkins Estate Carriage House
266 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301


Registration for current New Hampshire Weavers' Guild members will open TBD.

Working with a variety of tie-ups and treadlings, you will weave a series of designs in Echo Weave and Turned Taquete. With Echo Weave, the possibilities are endless -- using treadlings with curves, advanced-twill treadlings, point-twill treadlings, tromp as writ, and more. And, simply by adding tabby to your treadling, you can weave Turned Taqueté, which also allows for a wealth of designs. The goal of this workshop is to broaden your understanding of extended parallel threading -- the subject of Stubenitsky's book -- and its possibilities.

*******************************************

Classes are opened first for current NHWG members and if space remains,

for nonmembers. So join us!



**************************************
October, 2018
Sarah Fortin
Four-Color Double Weave
One day workshop on a Saturday
to be determined

We will be exploring, using samples and, color inspiration, and block design, the use of more than two colors in block double weave.

*******************************************

Classes are opened first for current NHWG members and if space remains,

for nonmembers. So join us!