So often when newer and even more experienced weavers consider starting a new project, they must gear themselves up to begin the process of planning and winding a warp, dressing a loom and sampling. These are the things that can feel daunting and laborious, and often deter weavers from doing what they love, which is to weave!
This class is a must for any weaver that has to push themselves to start a new project because of the intensive preparation required for most any project. Lausanne, with her decades of experience with handweaving, has gathered tips, tricks, energy and time-saving techniques, and wisdom that will help any weaver transform the process of starting a weaving project from overwhelming to not just manageable, but fun!
Weavers can expect to learn:
~ how to streamline the decision making process of warp planning
~ various methods of making a warp and how to know which is preferable for any given project
~ time saving tips and essential disciplines that save time when dressing the loom
~ warping with multiple strands and how to use a paddle to warp with many strands at once
~ threading techniques that offer greater speed and accuracy
~ strategies for keeping handy notes and essential weaving records
~ how to cultivate the habit of sampling before beginning a project for sett, shrinkage and desired hand
~ use of a trapeze to make solo loom dressing a breeze
~ ways to troubleshoot problems or mistakes that come up at the loom
Any weaver who wants to be a more productive weaver and take on projects with increased ease and confidence will benefit from this class.