Deflected Double Weave with Elisabeth Hill (10/25-10/29)

Type: class

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Reservations are from the night before the first day of class through the morning of the last day of class. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out is 11am. You will receive email confirmation of your reservation within 48 hours. Click for Boarding House Map

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Oct 25 - 29 (Mon - Fri, 9-4)

Mystery Weave, Deflected Double Weave, Cell Weave - it has as many names as possibilities according to Doramay Keasbey. In this workshop we explore the dramatic possibilities of deflected double weave using the full array of 64 colors available in the Harrisville Shetland line. Each participant will be provided with an individual design and full instructions for warping and weaving a sampler and scarf in class.

Class participants will begin by winding a warp and weaving their warps as-drawn-in, in order get a feel for the structure. Slide presentations will include detailed explanations of the structure with drafts and many examples. Experimenting with the myriad variations possible on a single threading by changing the tie-up, treadling and weft colors to create a mini sampler will be explored. Finally choosing a tie-up/treadling/colorway from your sampler will be used to weave a scarf. Drafting sessions will be held daily.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner. Students must be able to warp a floor loom, change the tie-up and follow a weaving draft.

Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable.
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms

To ensure the health, safety, and comfort of our 2021 students, we are requiring workshop participants – as well as teachers – to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending their scheduled class(es). (Note that we may ask students to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival.) We understand that this requirement may create challenges for certain individuals, but we appreciate your understanding during this demanding time.

Harrisville Designs remains committed to protecting teachers, students and staff from COVID-19, while still providing a creative, hands-on and inclusive experience. After last year’s hiatus, we’re very much looking forward to the upcoming workshop season – and hope you’ll be able to join us!