Structure Session: Sectional Warping and Production Weaving, October 19 2023
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Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM MST
With Jamie Hurlburt
Join us for a fun and informative one-evening workshop on warping using a sectional warp beam! This is a topic we get asked about all the time. Many weavers are curious about sectional beams–how they work, why they’re more efficient to dress, and what kind of gear you need to make one work. In this session, we will cover the nuts and bolts of sectional beaming and discuss its practical uses. Because sectional beams are particularly useful for making long warps, we will also discuss how to plan, track, and execute long warps for runs of multiple towels or scarves. We will de-mystify production weaving: the practice of weaving efficiently for sale.
We'll start by reviewing the basics of sectional beaming, including parts, installation, and costs. We'll also discuss different tools that can be used, from spool racks and tension boxes to warping squares. We will talk about how to calculate yarn needs and how to use yarn efficiently.
Next, we will talk about design considerations and constraints with sectional beaming. After we’ve wrapped up beaming, we will talk through how to track, measure and execute long warps with multiple items.
By the end of the workshop, you'll have a deeper understanding of production weaving and whether sectional beaming is something you want to try with your own loom.
This workshop is perfect for anyone who has basic loom dressing experience, whether you're a newer weaver or an experienced weaver looking to expand your skills.
Our structure series is available in person or online. Online participants will receive a digital package before the workshop. They will be emailed a zoom link the morning of the workshop and have opportunities to ask questions and see our studio samples up close.
Don't miss this opportunity to explore the world of production weaving! Sign up today to reserve your spot in our one-evening workshop.
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