Barbara Walker

Signature Blocks
Class Size: 18
Skill Level: This workshop is appropriate for any weaver who can warp their loom and weave based on a basic weave draft
Material Fee:  workshop folder and four personal name drafts provided by the instructor for $40


A new look for an old favorite enjoy an in-depth, unique approach to overshot by combining one part structure, plus one part quirky design, plus one part coded message to equal the fun of block name drafting. Block name drafting allows you to encode names or phrases to create a tiling effect with contemporary overshot motifs, without those pesky incidental threads. Learn the mechanics of block name drafting as they pertain to overshot and other block weave structures, and satisfy that urge for sentimentality with sophistication. In addition, you will learn how to turn drafts, develop color profiles, and name drafts from which you will choose one to design and warp the project that you will weave during the workshop. Level - For intermediate to advanced weavers: you must have basic knowledge of the overshot structure and be able to design an overshot project with a given draft. Students need to have e-mail access to receive a pre-conference questionnaire which will provide Barbara with information to develop four name drafts per student. The student will be required to bring a 4 or 8 shaft loom. 



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