Beginning Weaving & Beyond with Megan Karlen (JUL 15-19)
*OPTIONAL BOARDING HOUSE ROOM RESERVATION (THIS HOLDS YOUR SPOT, ROOM FEES + TAX DUE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
July 15-19 (MON-FRI, 9 AM–4 PM)
If you have basic concepts of weaving under your belt, you know how to wind a warp, dress a loom and how to weave on it, then you’re ready to embark on a journey into the vast world of weave structures! In this energizing and in-depth workshop, instructor Megan Karlen will help to reinforce techniques while building upon your knowledge-base and understanding of the fundamental concepts of weaving. Using the wonderful 64 color palette of HD Shetland and Highland lines, you’ll explore a range of twill and plain weave, and design with color and threading options. Or, if you’re up for a bit more adventure you can foray into the world of overshot, shadow weave, and double weave structures. Harrisville 4-harness looms will be provided, along with all necessary weaving accessories and equipment.
Skill level: Advanced beginner. Students must be able to actively warp and weave on a floor loom.
Materials needed: A notebook, ruler, scissors, pencil, and slippers or socks, are recommended for this class.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
MEGAN KARLEN is an award winning-painter who loves bringing her strengths of abstraction to textile art. Her specific focuses include limited-edition kitchen cloths, scarves and masks. Each is inspired by the slow-art movement and the recognition that hand-made quality-conscious pieces bring with them an intrinsic feeling of satisfaction simply by having them around. Megan resides in North Adams, MA, a turn-of-the-century textile mill town in the Berkshires. She's a student in the Hill Institute Master Weaver program.