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The tie-up is your best friend! Thread the loom with one versatile threading and learn how to re-arrange your tie-up so you can weave many, many different structures and projects without re-threading. Discover how integrated twills, layered double weave, summer and winter, plaited twill, breaks and recesses, M’s and O’s, waffle weave and so many others can all be woven with small changes to the tie-up.
Level: Basic weaving skills required.
Loom: Only 8 shaft looms are suitable. Work is done on your own loom.
Cost: The workshop fee is based on the number of participants. If we have 15 the fee will be $265 for WSSA members $295 for non-members (it's easy to join -- http://wssaustin.org/join/), with 20 participants the fee will be $200 members $230 non-members. With full registration of 25 participants, the fee drops to $160 for members and $190 for non-members.
You can sign up right here (in the 'tickets' link above) a deposit holds your space with the balance due at the workshop.
You can join WSSA at http://wssaustin.org/join/membership-application/
There will also be a $5 fee for handouts, to be collected at the workshop.
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please send it to:
Weavers & Spinners Society of Austin
PO Box 301167
Austin, TX 78703
About the Instructor:
Jette Vandermeiden has been creating textiles since early childhood. Studying weaving, embroidery, knitting and bobbin lace at college led her to find her strength in weave theory, structure and design of cloth. With her extensive knowledge of fibre related topics, Jette has been a consultant to museums, documentary researchers, and developers of weaving curriculum for college fibre arts programs. A prolific writer and teacher, Jette has conducted classes and workshops across Canada, USA and England and is a regular columnist for FIBRE FOCUS. She weaves damask and Scandinavian weaves on her drawlooms, and volunteers at the Ontario Science Center, working on the Jacquard loom. Her goal is to share weaving skills so this ancient craft will continue to enrich our lives.
You can see Jette's website at http://www.huroniahandweavers.org/teanaustaye.html