Barbara J Walker

Supplementary Warp Patterning 

Class Size: 15

Skill level Intermediate to advanced. Must be able to warp a loom back-to-front.

Material Fee (participants pay instructor directly). $20 (folder with all handouts) 






Why confine yourself to only one warp? The use of two or more warps opens up new and exciting opportunities for adding pattern to cloth. After learning to dress a loom with more than one warp, we will explore many patterning techniques, most of which require only one shuttle. Sample weaving includes turned drafts, large-scale patterns, small-scale motifs, loom-controlled embellishments, and combining warp and weft patterning. This is a round-robin workshop for intermediate to advanced weavers. Students will need E-mail access; an 8-shaft loom; 10, 12, or 15 dent reed; raddle, two sets of lease sticks; sandwich bags (without sandwich); two warp apron rods, two C-clamps and weights for the second warp or a loom with two warp beams; shuttles; bobbin winder; appropriate yarns for assigned sample; colored pencils; graph paper; magnifying or pick glass; patience. 

Barbara J Walker will also be presenting a two day seminar June 3-4, 2017 on Ply-Spliting: Beyond the Basics



Two Day Seminar

301 - Ply-Splitting: Beyond the Basics - Barbara J. Walker 

Class Size:  12

Skill Level: They must be experienced ply-splitters, intermediate to advanced—no beginners! 

Materials Fee (participants pay instructor directly). $40, includes book and handouts 


Ply-splitting borrows techniques from weaving in this seminar. In Part I, learn how to interpret weave structures in ply-split braiding by using the drawdown portion of a weaving draft. Any single-layer weave structure is suitable, no matter the number of shafts. Applications include baskets, narrow bands or belts, and a variety of mats. In  Part II you will analyze intricate, ornate and colorful passementerie bands, known as galons, and create their counterparts with ply-split darning. In addition, we will discuss various finishing techniques. You do not have to be a weaver to enjoy these exciting adaptations, but you do need to be an experienced ply-splitter. This is not for beginners. 

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