Beginning Weaving and Beyond
Date: April 21 - 23 (Fri-Sun) & 29 - 30 (Fri-Sun)
Instructor: Tom Jipson
Tom Jipson has been teaching for us for over thirty-five years and is one of our most popular instructors. He developed this class to encourage people with different levels of experience to work and learn together. Many students come back year after year to learn new techniques and to take time to do something they love to do. This class is a combination of Learn to Weave, Advanced Beginning Weaving, and Intermediate Weaving. By integrating these different levels, we have found that everyone gets more out of the class. The Learn to Weave segment is a comprehensive introductory course which gives a solid foundation for continuing to weave. Students will gain a familiarity with the warping process. (No weaving experience is necessary.) In Advanced Beginning Weaving students will start with a color exploration project. Each student will then choose his/her own direction, with guidance in color or design in 4 or 8 harness weave structures. Intermediate Weavers are encouraged to come to class with an idea or area they would like to explore and their projects will be expanded to challenge their individual levels. During the class all students will have the opportunity to review drafting, warping options, determining setts, fabric finishing, fabric theory and more.
About the Instructor
Tom Jipson’s professional career has been as a handweaver of beautifully designed and impeccably constructed shawls, scarves, blankets and throws. He has also been a long-standing member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. He is known for his uncanny ability to coalesce students of varying skill levels into a unified and mutually supportive group and has a reputation for a high level of individualized attention, and a warm, easy-going manner.