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Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving with Ilka White– Starting 4 August 9.30am- 4.30pm

  • Handweavers & Spinners Guild 655 Nicholson Street Carlton North Australia (map)
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Take your weaving to the next level!

Run over 12 x Monthly Sundays, this long-established course with Ilka White provides an excellent grounding in 4 shaft weaving for students with some 4 shaft weaving experience. The program combines thorough weave theory with practical design skills with experimental approaches. Includes materials and the use of a 4 shaft table loom to take home between classes for the duration of the course.

2019/20 Course outline:
August 4 Project 1 - Weaving Overview, Tools, Yarn choice
Plain / Hopsack variations, Double-cloth & related structures
Sept. 15 Twills and Finger manipulated weaves
October 6 Project 2 - Colour Theory for Weave - blending yarns
November 3 Exploring Rosepath structures, Drafting
December 1 Project 3 - Designing Kinetic Block Weave
February 2 Block Weave theory, Monksbelt
March 1 Extending Blockweave, Honeycomb, Turned Monksbelt
April 5 Project 4 - Lace Weaves
May 3 Exploring Lace Structures: Blocks/Figuring
June 28 Round Robin – Warp Faced On Opposites
July 26 Colour & Weave, Summer & Winter
August 30 Overshot, M’s & O’s
Sept 27 Marking/Assessment (TBC)

Cost: General $1900 / Members $1800 (Enquire at the guild to become a member)
Payable by deposit ($700 general / $600 members) to secure your place and then complete 8 monthly instalments of $150.00 commencing in August 2019 through the Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild office.

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