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Textiles B Summer Session 5

Textiles Summer Session 5
July 19 – August 4, 2020
Elisabeth Hill
Limitations as License

Friction with the perceived limitations of a discipline can often spark the fire of creative thinking and problem-solving. In this workshop, weavers as well as craftspeople from different disciplines 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 week of 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. All levels. NOTE: Textiles workshops are taught in walk-up studios accessible by a stair lift. Code 05TB

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.

woven pattern in gold and red
Elisabeth Hill, detail of "Sample," merino wool