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At the CTANZ Symposium in Hamilton last year I presented the development of Dunedin's LoomRoom and showed a shawl my friend/colleague/student Pam McKinlay had made.
The CTANZ members asked me to offer a workshop where you could learn such a craft.
And here it is:
Monday Sept. 17th to Friday Sept. 21st 9 to 4 (Friday maybe we finish a little earlier to doll up for exhibition opening OR a bit later to weave those last inches) – then show off your sparkling new piece at the symposium!
Objective: In this class we will start with some colour inspiration from pictures or objects you bring in and we will learn methods to translate those into warp dye design. Then each student will dye their warp (provided) accordingly with the appropriate dye method and we will set up the looms and then weave the scarf in the remaining time.
Students should have basic knowledge of weaving and how to set up a loom. However we will all work together and help each other. The number of participants will be limited to 6. If you have never woven but urgently feel you should be there you can “rent a buddy” for an extra $100 and you will get one knowledgeable student to help with the set up for one day.
If people are fast at weaving I will fill in the time with sharing extra resources, giving talks and you can pick my brain... If we are slower at weaving we might drag out class times into the evenings as needed...
Price $450 per person, this includes all warp and weft, hand outs, loom rental, residency at the LoomRoom and coffee and tea.
I hope to see you in the studio for a week of inspiring and fun creation.
Please contact me via the website or by email@example.com
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