Developed by Vicki Tardy
Instructor: Amy Norris
Dates: January 25-27, 2020 , Saturday-Monday
Times: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Regional Arts Center 6128 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112
A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.
Deadline for registration: December 20, 2019. Reserve early.
* Workshop fee includes materials and lunch each day.
*This workshop is underwritten by the Doris Oglander Scholarship Fund and is priced accordingly!
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Playing With Blocks: The ABC's of Weaving
a workshop developed by Vicki Tardy, taught by Amy Norris
Are you confused by the terms "blocks" and "units" as applied to weaving? If so, you are not alone. In this class, we will play with blocks to create designs -- lots of designs -- and learn how to "plug in" different unit weaves including: various lace weaves, summer and winter and other tied weaves, supplementary warp, twill blocks and many others. By working through the exercises together, we will become familiar with the terminology and notation of profile drafts, learn how to make use of published drafts and designs, and how to either modify these for our own use or use them as a jumping off point to create our own original designs.
Join us in January to “Explore Twills" as Amy Norris teaches us how to Play with Blocks, a twill workshop developed by Vicky Tardy. We have the best of two great teachers and you do not want to miss this opportunity!
4 and 8 shaft looms will be put to the test as we go round-robin to weave many samples.
Sign up now to give Amy plenty of time to determine which structure and warp will best fit