Explore a parallel universe of possibilities in weaving! Parallel threadings are incredibly versatile and can be used to weave a variety of structures including echo weave twills and jin (polychrome turned taquete). Set up your loom with the threading of your choice in four warp colors. Using various treadlings and tie-ups, weave vibrant colorways, echoes and iridescence. Learn how to create a parallel threading and how to use network drafting. Study a variety of drafts, view demonstrations with weaving software, and weave samples on your loom at home. Add the power of parallel threadings to your weaving repertoire.
Weaving Experience Level: intermediate-advanced. Threadings are long and complicated with a dense sett. 8-shaft + looms only.
Materials fee: None
All handouts and color drafts as .pdf files will be emailed to you.
Suggested number of students: 20
Students will need: Floor or table loom, 8 or more shafts, in good working order. Loom will be pre-warped according to instructions. Two boat shuttles with bobbins, scissors, weft yarn in a variety of colors and weights, tape measure. Pen, pencil and paper for notetaking and drafting exercises. Computer, internet access and Zoom capability.
Time required: 2 ½ days is preferred. Approx. 1 hr. lectures will be given each morning and after lunch, with a review at the end of the day.
Monday, March 22, 9:30 AM lecture, 1 PM lecture, 4 PM review
Wednesday, March 24, 9:30 AM lecture, 1 PM lecture, 4 PM review
Monday, March 29, 9:30 AM Workshop Wrap-up
$50 deposit due by Jan. 15. Deposits will be refundable during the pandemic. After 1/15, the workshop will be open to other guilds and individuals. Total $80 fee due March 1, 2021.
Linda Hartshorn is a weaver and dyer, known for her unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. Linda weaves and dyes in her home on the redwood coast of northern California, and teaches weaving at the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka. Linda enjoys leading workshops and brings her positive, fun and supportive teaching style to events all over the country. She is a two time recipient of the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award for spinners, weavers and dyers.