Zoom Workshops


CELL WEAVES on 8 Shafts


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! 

  • SKILL LEVEL - All levels who like to ask “What If?”
  • EXPERIENCE / PRIOR KNOWLEDGE - Weavers should know how to warp their loom and weave with it.
  • HANDOUTS - Weavers will be invited to join the class on Groups.io in order to receive class PDF handouts and weaving WIFs.  Weaving software or Apps will be needed to open WIFs. 
    • 8 shaft floor or table loom; jack looms are best so unbalanced tie ups can be used. 
    • Warp yarn, size 5/2, 8/2, 10/2 cotton, rayon or tencel (can be mixed) in 5  colors that work together nicely. 
    • Weft yarn same as warp and in a variety of sizes and colors. 


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.

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