Thick-N-Thin, sometimes known as Diversified Plain Weave, is a wonderful and versatile weave structure.  It presents a wealth of design possibilities and produces a fabric that is perfect for absolutely any use.  It can be woven in fine yarns for scarves and garments, or in heavier yarns for upholstery, table linens, and even rugs.  Thick-n-thin also offers many challenges and opportunities for working with color because two sets of warp and weft yarns of different sizes interact. Students will learn how to work with this structure in planning projects and creating drafts and will weave a thick-n-thin sampler in this workshop.  They will learn how to weave this structure with good technique and will explore the effect of different yarn and color choices on the final product.  Students will also learn how to use clasped weft, polychrome, and pick-up techniques, and will learn how to make smooth color gradations and transitions.  Since Thick-n-thin is a perfect structure for exploring color interactions, instructor will also lecture on color theory, concentrating on principles of optical mixing.

Students should be able to dress a loom on their own following detailed instructions and be comfortable with the basics of reading threading and profile drafts.

For 4 or 8 shaft loom

*Workshop fee includes materials and lunch each day.

* workshop is underwritten by the Doris Oglander Scholarship Fund and is priced accordingly!

The Beauty and Versatility of Thick-N-Thin

Instructor: Laura Viada
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, November 23-24, 2019                    

Times: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location:  Regional Arts Center, 6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112


Note: A maximum of 15 students will be accepted.

Deadline for registration:    October 25, 2019. Reserve early