Improving Your Weaving Techniques - Best Practices For Every Weaver! with Bettie Zakon-Anderson (APR 17-19)
*OPTIONAL BOARDING HOUSE ROOM RESERVATION (THIS HOLDS YOUR SPOT, ROOM FEES + TAX DUE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
April 17-19 (WED-FRI, 9 AM–4 PM)
Weavers of all skill levels are often plagued by selvedge angst and uneven results. With over 40 years of weaving experience, Bettie Zakon-Anderson will share what are considered best practices to conquer that woven edge and effortlessly improve your weaving! Yes, practice makes progress, but these techniques are often not retained by newer weavers with so much else to absorb during initial learning phases. While more experienced weavers may have developed some sneaky habits that may frustrate and hinder intricate projects. Armed with a plethora of helpful tips, from winding warps to loom dressing to bobbin winding and, finally, to throwing shuttles, Bettie’s steadfast support will help you learn, and practice your way to new habits that will bring you greater satisfaction!
Skill level: All weavers with experience welcome. 4-harness Harrisville looms and all necessary weaving accessories and equipment will be provided.
Materials needed: A notebook, ruler, scissors, pencil, and slippers or socks, are recommended for this class.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
BETTIE ZAKON-ANDERSON first fell in love with weaving while taking classes at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983-85. She was a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and of several cooperatives and galleries in MA and NH. She is currently a weaving specialist at Harrisville Designs and a technical editor for Handwoven and Little Looms magazines. Bettie especially enjoys helping weavers gain confidence while growing their weaving skills.