EVOLUTION OF A HANDWOVEN GARMENT

Heather Winslow

$105.00
What better way to showcase your joy in weaving than to wear it! Learn the steps required to elevate your garment designs into wearable art. We start with the properties of natural fibers, yarn count, considerations in designing a warp, determining a flattering garment style, fitting a "muslin", and deciding the best sett and weave structure. There will be some hands on exercises and you will leave with the preliminary plans for your own handwoven garment design.


Supplies: 1. Notebook, pen, pencil, eraser, colored pencils 2. Plain white paper - drawing or typing paper 3. Graph paper - any size 4. Calculator 5. Cardboard - e.g.. back sheets of writing tablets 6. Scissors - for yarn and paper 7. Tape measure and ruler 8. Masking tape and double sided tape 9. Sewing needles and thread; straight pins; tapestry needle 10. Commercial pattern if desired - this should be simple and classic with straight lines and as few seams as possible - for discussion only 11. Samples of yarns - all fibres, colors, textures and types - full cones or skeins not necessary but more than a butterfly. These will be placed in a pool from which participants will design "pretend" warps to fulfill assigned criteria. All yarns will be returned to owners at the end of the workshop and only small amounts will be used (we do not actually wind a warp with these!) The more yarn variety we have, the more design potential, inspiration, and fun for all! 12. One special yarn (something that "warms your heart") that you would like to design a warp around (opt.).
Location: The Barn
Days: Tuesday: December 6; 9:30 - 4:30 ;
Class ID: 222327110
Class Price: $100
Member Price: $75(see e-newsletter for member discount code)
Materials Fee: $5
Regular price $105.00
What better way to showcase your joy in weaving than to wear it! Learn the steps required to elevate your garment designs into wearable art. We start with the properties of natural fibers, yarn count, considerations in designing a warp, determining a flattering garment style, fitting a "muslin", and deciding the best sett and weave structure. There will be some hands on exercises and you will leave with the preliminary plans for your own handwoven garment design.


Supplies: 1. Notebook, pen, pencil, eraser, colored pencils 2. Plain white paper - drawing or typing paper 3. Graph paper - any size 4. Calculator 5. Cardboard - e.g.. back sheets of writing tablets 6. Scissors - for yarn and paper 7. Tape measure and ruler 8. Masking tape and double sided tape 9. Sewing needles and thread; straight pins; tapestry needle 10. Commercial pattern if desired - this should be simple and classic with straight lines and as few seams as possible - for discussion only 11. Samples of yarns - all fibres, colors, textures and types - full cones or skeins not necessary but more than a butterfly. These will be placed in a pool from which participants will design "pretend" warps to fulfill assigned criteria. All yarns will be returned to owners at the end of the workshop and only small amounts will be used (we do not actually wind a warp with these!) The more yarn variety we have, the more design potential, inspiration, and fun for all! 12. One special yarn (something that "warms your heart") that you would like to design a warp around (opt.).
Location: The Barn
Days: Tuesday: December 6; 9:30 - 4:30 ;
Class ID: 222327110
Class Price: $100
Member Price: $75(see e-newsletter for member discount code)
Materials Fee: $5