Structure Session: Finishing Techniques, September 28, 2023
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Date: September 28, 2023
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM MST
With Jamie Hurlburt
Join us for a fun and informative one-evening workshop on different finishing techniques! In this session, we will cover how to create polished and practical finishes on your woven pieces. We will discuss different ways to secure weft by making fringe, sewing hems, and hemstitching, as well as the all-important art of wet finishing.
We'll start by reviewing the basics of finishing, including why we need to finish raw cloth and the roles that different steps of finishing a piece play. From simple knotted fringe to more complex laddered hemstitching and rug finishes, we will discuss different techniques for making decorative and secure edges. We’ll share beautiful studio samples so that you can see how techniques translate into real pieces.
We’ll also talk about wet finishing–an under-valued but absolutely crucial step in making stable cloth. How should we wet finish delicate fibres? Pieces with blended yarns? When can you wet finish in the washing machine? We will answer all of your questions so that you can be more confident tossing your hard-won cloth into hot water.
By the end of the workshop, you'll have a deeper understanding of how wet finishing and finishing techniques can enhance your woven pieces.
This workshop is perfect for anyone who has basic weaving 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 finishing techniques! Sign up today to reserve your spot in our one-evening workshop.
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