Beginning Weaving with Megan Karlen (JUL 8-12)
*OPTIONAL BOARDING HOUSE ROOM RESERVATION (THIS HOLDS YOUR SPOT, ROOM FEES + TAX DUE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
July 8-12 (MON-FRI, 9 AM–4 PM)
If you’ve never wound a warp, never warped a loom, never woven on one, but you’re interested in learning - this is the workshop for you! Megan Karlen’s deep understanding of beginning weaving principals will guide you through the basics with her cheerful, can-do attitude. This comprehensive introductory workshop will explore the concepts of what cloth is - and how a loom works - ensuring your new knowledge becomes an intuitive skill. You’ll delve hands-on into the warping process as well as experiment with basic weave structures - and enjoy learning from mistakes!
Harrisville 4-harness looms will be provided, along with all necessary weaving accessories and equipment.
Skill level: Beginner. No experience necessary. This class is also appropriate for anyone needing a refresher course on dressing a loom and reading drafts.
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.