Marg Coe

4-8 Weave! 

Class Size: 15

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner weaver/weave design.  Should be familiar with weaving vocabulary. Some advanced topics will be introduced.

Material Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $13 for USB & Handouts

 

A computer is a dynamic tool in the studio when it is used for more than email! With currently available weave design software, we create designs and even structures that weren’t dreamt about let alone possible in the past. Topics include: profile drafting and block substitution, different ratios, designing with colors, yarns of different grists, double weave, network drafting, interleaving . . . E-weave design is presented in a user friendly manner with step-by-step tutorials that participants can continue to follow at their own pace after the workshop.  Students need: Laptop computer; mouse and mouse pad (or whatever you use); cables to charge device; note taking supplies.

Marg Coe will also be teaching four seminars during conference.

 

Saturday Morning

103 - It’s A Wrap 

Class Size: 15

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner weaver/weave design. Should be familiar with weaving vocabulary.

Material Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $13 for USB & Handouts

 

The handweaving world has been changed immeasurably by the phenomenon that is “Baby Wearing”. We are monthly welcoming new weavers by the hundreds largely due to the interest in weaving baby wraps. This detailed presentation includes weaving requirements for weight- bearing, such as appropriate yarns, structures, and setts; finishing; government regulations; and marketing methods. 

 

Saturday Afternoon

109 - Over Easy –Taqueté Sunnyside Up & Turned

Class Size: 15

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner weaver/weave design. Should be familiar with weaving vocabulary.

Material Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $13 for USB & Handouts

 

Designing lift plans for polychrome taqueté on double 2-tie or single 2-tie (aka summer & winter) threadings using weave design and graphics software allows us to create with ease. Jin (developed in the Han period in China, but aka turned taqueté) is a separate, but related weave (in any event I don’t know where else to put it). Jin designing, utilizing digital tools, is also so very much easier to accomplish compared with the complexity of the woven. 21st century design meets 1st century structures.

 

Sunday Morning

204 - Double Weave—Straight, Divided, & Conquered  

Class Size: 15

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner weaver/weave design. Should be familiar with weaving vocabulary.

Material Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $13 for USB & Handouts

 

Double weave can be woven on straight, divided parallel, extended parallel, and two-tied threadings. But what's best is that designing is not anywhere near as difficult as some of us are led to believe! Weave design and graphics software gives us the tools to create double weave designs that were almost impossible to conceive of using traditional techniques. The seminar covers designing threadings, tie ups and treadlings, or lift plans with a focus on 8-shaft weaving. 

 

Sunday Afternoon

211 - Digital Weave Design 

Class Size: 15

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner weaver/weave design.  Should be familiar with weaving vocabulary.

Material Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $13 for USB & Handouts

 

Designing lift plans using graphics design software is one of the latest additions to our arsenal of weaving tools. Among the structures covered (time permitting) are: twills, satins, double weave, double-faced, diversified plain weave, deflected double weave, 3-dimensions, tied weaves, polychrome summer & winter, jin, and taqueté. Digital design is appropriate for looms of 16 shafts or more. Come find out what all the excitement is about!

 

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