Donna Kallner

Single-Element Techniques for Spinners and Weavers  

Class Size: 14
Skill Level: No experience necessary
Material Fee:  tapestry needles, nalbinding needle, netting shuttle and gauge, tension aids, instructor-made stitch sampler starts, linen rug warp and fibers for sampling provided by the instructor for $35

 

Before there were looms, our ancient ancestors made bags, nets, garments and other items using single-element looping techniques. In looping, the entire length of a thread is pulled through the edge of the fabric and crosses over itself. This creates a structure so stable it won’t unravel. This workshop will introduce cross-knit looping, nalbinding and netting, with an emphasis on ways modern spinners and weavers can use these timeless techniques.

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