Weave a Log Cabin Tea Towel: One day beginner friendly (December dates)
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This is a one day workshop. The following dates are available:
Sunday December 3, 12pm-5pm
Sunday December 10, 12-5pm
Sunday December 17, 12-5pm
About this Workshop:
In this workshop participants will learn the basics of weaving on a 4 shaft loom. The workshop will begin with a demonstration and teaching on the basics of weaving, how a 4 shaft loom works, and an opportunity to try out different patterns and materials.
Next, participants will design, choose colours, and weave their own tea towel, from start to finish. Once the tea towel is off the loom, participants will hem the towel using our sewing machines.
You will go home with your very own finished handwoven tea towel!
We will be covering the following techniques:
- How to choose fibers for warp and weft
- The basics of how to read a weaving draft (pattern)
- How to weave several different weave structures
- How to remove your project from the loom
- Tips and tricks to weave well
- How to fix common problems
- How to complete your project when the cloth is off the loom
Workshop Materials & Equipment:
All Materials are included for this workshop!
- Detailed handout with workshop information
- Cotton yarns in a variety of colours
- The use of our 4 shaft looms
About the Instructor:
Kim McCollum is a Master Weaver and owner of Gather Textiles. There are many strands to her weaving practice. As a workshop instructor, she has taught hundreds of new weavers how to create cloth and design woven pieces. She has travelled to Morocco, India, and across the United States and Canada to learn about and teach weaving. Kim is also a working visual artist who earned an MFA from the University of Alberta in 2020. Her paintings and textile art explore the intersection of craft traditions and contemporary art through the structure of the grid. As a designer, she leads Gather’s pattern development and creative direction. Kim is constantly on the lookout for ways to grow communities around craft. Through workshops, collaborations, talks, shows, and gatherings, she builds connections between crafters and helps energize the local art and craft scenes.
Beginners and new weavers welcome! No experience required.
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