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Mon 4/20/2020, 9:00 AM to Fri 4/24/2020, 4:00 PM
Different Stripes: Design and Weave a Blanket
This class will demonstrate that you don’t have to have a wide loom to weave a blanket, and designed to encourage weavers to take on the large project they have been dreaming of. Traditional textiles of many cultures provide wonderful examples of blanket size pieces woven in strips and then assembled. We will draw inspiration from early American blankets and West African strip woven textiles to design our own blankets and then weave them using modern handlooms and the wonderful palette of Harrisville yarns. All yarn is provided.
Floor looms will be used in this class, and students should know how to warp and weave on a floor loom.
- Favorite weaving tools
- Pens & pencils
- Soft soled shoes or socks
- Digital Camera/Smartphone
- Flashlight if staying after dark or at the boardinghouse
About the Instructor:
Peggy is a textile designer, production weaver, and teacher with experience in designing, producing, and marketing hundreds of blankets annually including custom blankets for sheep and alpaca farmers using their own yarn. She has also:
- Collaborated with spinning mills and small scale wool producers to weave custom designed throws and blankets since 1990
- Presented at the 2015 New England Weaver Seminar, Northampton, MA
- Taught at Penland School of Crafts
- Served as warp designer/winder for Boott Cotton Mill, Lowell National Park
- Wove a commission piece for the Columbus Museum of Art and a reproduction of a blanket from the collection of the Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA.
in our store, including our floor looms.