Inkle weaving is a type of warp-faced weaving that was brought to the US in the 1930’s and even mentioned in Shakespeare’s play, Love’s Labour’s Lost. This class will introduce students to the wondrous possibilities of weaving warp-faced bands on this simple loom. Learn basic setup, pattern planning and weaving with even selvedges. Many examples will be presented and several types of pick up patterns will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will need to bring or purchase an inkle loom, heddles, belt shuttles and yarn.
Instructor: Annie MacHale began weaving at 17 on an inkle loom she built with her father’s help. Exploring the limitless possibilities of weaving warp-faced bands on this simple, often overlooked loom has become a lifelong pursuit. An experienced teacher, Annie also demonstrates regularly at festivals and fairs near her home in Soquel, CA. Her work is currently on display in several galleries as well as her online shops. To view some of Annie’s photos and read about her inkle weaving adventures, please visit www.ASpinnerWeaver.com.
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Where: Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, 325 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM, 87532
Time: 10:00AM to 3:30PM
Website/Blog Address: www.evfac.org
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