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Textiles B Summer Session 2

Textiles Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Elisabeth Hill
Limitations as License

Friction with the perceived limitations of a discipline can often spark the fire of creative thinking and problem-solving. Students in this workshop will learn (or review) the fundamentals of weaving, including measuring and winding warps, dressing looms, calculating sett, and drafting on paper and the computer. These fundamentals may be seen as limitations, but during the second half of the class we’ll apply the skills acquired and honed in the previous week to personal projects by exploring/deploying a variety of weaving techniques that challenge the loom’s limitations, such as layered weaves, pile weaves, deflecting structures, and pick-up techniques. Students should bring a laptop computer if they have one. All levels. Lower textiles studio.

Studio artist and certified master weaver; teaching: Vävstuga Weaving School (MA), Campbell Folk School (NC), Arrowmont (TN); publications: Handwoven, Complex Weavers 40th Anniversary Book, The Art of Weaving 4th Edition. | @plainweave

Elisabeth Hill, detail of Sample, merino wool
Elisabeth Hill, detail of Sample, merino wool