Becoming a Confident Weaver
Material Fee: $5
Skill Level: Basic Weaving Skills
Students will need 4-harness looms in good working condition, either table top or small floor models.
Many students leave their first weaving classes with the skills to weave, but not the confidence to pursue their new craft independently. This highly individualized class is designed to help students prepare themselves for some of the more specialized classes MLH offers at conferences and workshops.
In this personalized skill-building class, students will weave two warps completely from beginning to end. Warping will be done from the front in this case, and students will have time to practice basic weave structures, read drafts, trouble-shoot their own mistakes, and practice weaving under the watchful eye of a mentor.
By the end of the workshop, students should feel more comfortable with their looms, more confident about their skills, and more willing to stretch themselves to the next weaving level.
Students will be mailed/emailed additional information before class.
Julie’s first garment design was a simple t-shirt that repurposed a worn-out old pillowcase with a pair of scissors at the age of 6. Yes, she had permission from her Mother. Since then, she has gone on to achieve a degree in Art and Education from Michigan State University, taught Art in public and private schools for a number of years, and earned awards for her clothing designs. After teaching she opened and continues to operate the Threadbender Yarn Shop in Wyoming, Michigan and has taught beginning and advanced weaving to a great number of people in the last 27 years. She continues to pursue fiber arts as a knitter, felter and spinner, as well. Mom would be proud.