For information contact our Registration Chairperson: Naomi Fletcher at MLHRegistrar at gmail.com

Registration opens at 9:00 am December 15 and closes January 28, 2024


February 28 - Design your twill gamp - warp your loom this week.
March 6 - Twill gamp tie ups & Treadlings - Start weaving!
March 20 - Twill possibilities lecture - Keep weaving!
March 27 - Share your finished gamps with the class!


Wednesdays: 6:00-8:30
Social time & questions at 6.
Lectures start at 6:30.


Workshop Description


Understanding Twill Weave structure is basic to understanding many other weave structures, making this workshop useful for beginning and advanced weavers on 4 or 8 Shaft Looms.

Students may choose 4 shafts or 8 shafts to weave several TWILL SAMPLERS called ‘GAMPS’. These gamps will show how threadings and treadlings interact to create many twill structures and how the tie up changes the structures. The gamps will serve as useful references for future weaving. You will have access to both 4 and 8 shaft instructions, but if you have an 8 shaft loom, I encourage you to do the 8 shaft gamps.

This class is taught on Zoom, once a week for FOUR weeks. Each session will be 2 hours of teaching preceded by optional 30 minutes social or Q&A time.

Students will warp their looms after the first teaching session, and weave gamps during the rest of the class.

We will use groups.io to share documents, photos, and email within the group.

It is very helpful for students to have a weaving software program that can open WIFS, but I will provide instructions and drafts to meet each students needs.

BIO: Martha Town 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.


Contact Martha at mtown@frontiernet.net



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