Workshop February 15, 22, March 1, 2023
and follow-up March 15, 2023
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.m
Registration Opens November 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM
and Closes January 18, 2023
Instructor: Martha Town
A simple repeat threading on paired shafts creates 4 ‘cells’ which can be woven as Lace, Deflected Double Weave, Honeycomb, and Monks Belt! Weave a unique sampler that includes all these structures, play with bold color and weave effects, and gain confidence in fabric design. This on-loom workshop requires an 8 shaft table or floor loom, and an adventuresome spirit. Threading guidelines will be provided; you apply the cell sizes and colors! Work (play!) at your own loom, and also learn from other class member’s results!
Martha has been weaving for over 40 years, and is a member of Michigan League of Handweavers, HGA, Complex Weavers Guild, and several local guilds. As a self taught weaver, she has benefitted from many workshops and conferences. Martha earned the Handweavers Guild of America Certificate of Excellence - Level 1 in 1986. As a fan of twill pattern, she quickly moved to multi-shaft weaving and currently weaves on an 8 shaft Baby Wolf, 8 shaft Gilmore, and a 16 shaft compudobby AVL. She weaves functional items for the home, as well as scarves, and yardage. Her work has been accepted in HGA’s Small Expressions Exhibits and Convergence Yardage exhibits and she has won several awards, including Complex Weavers awards at MLH Conferences and Midwest Conferences. Martha lives in Hillsdale County, Michigan on a 100 acre farm, with her husband and a flock of sheep that provide spinning fleeces, and fiber.