Asian Textile Studies

Tribal Weavings of the Lesser Sunda Islands


A textile tour around the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia on board the Ombak Putih. The weavers and dyers in this area really do produce some outstanding textiles and our group visit is one of the highlights of their year.


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Workshops / Travel

The Champaign Urbana Spinners and Weavers guild is organizing a Twill class Friday, April 21 and Saturday April 22.  


The students will explore twill weaves using from 3 to 8 shafts. We'll talk about design considerations including sett, balancing/ closing a pattern and when to use a floating selvedge. We'll also explore tips to make your weaving more efficient and comfortable.

Twill serves as a ground on which other decorations are woven, but it forms, purely on its own principles, some of the most beautiful patterns which can be produced in the art of weaving -John Murphy, 1827.

In this class, the students will explore twill weaves using 3 to 8 shafts and their many uses. We will focus on loom controlled, one shuttle weaves using a balanced weave to best showcase the structures and variations. We'll talk about design considerations including sett, balancing/closing a pattern, and when to use a floating selvedge. We will also explore tips to make your weaving more efficient and comfortable. The class is designed for intermediate weavers who can warp their looms independently and are comfortable reading a draft. Looms must be warped and threaded with provided instructions prior to the start of the class.

Instructor: Lisa McLane

Dates: Friday, April 20-  Saturday, April 21, 2018


Cost: CUSWG’s goal is to break even on costs. 

Therefore registration fee will not exceed $75 for guild members.  

A deposit of $60 from members and $85 from nonmembers is required at registration with the understanding that up to an additional $15 may be collected at the workshop.

Location:  503 S. Country Fair Drive, Champaign Il 61821

above The Piano People


Timing: 10-4, potluck lunch, silverware, plates and drinking vessels provided.


Registration: Send email to engwig@gmail.com for details on reserving your spot in this class. Registration deadline March 30, 2018.

Looms: Guild rental looms will be available for the workshop for $10.  


Champaign Urbana Spinners & Weavers Guild
PO Box 6814
Champaign, IL 61826-6814

CUSpinWeave@gmail.com

centralillinoisfiberguild.org