Glamorous Gamps with Tegan Frisino (SEP 16 -20)
*OPTIONAL BOARDING HOUSE ROOM RESERVATION (THIS HOLDS YOUR SPOT, ROOM FEES + TAX DUE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
Sept 16-20 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)
A gamp is a woven glossary of structures. The magic that happens is in how the different structures interact throughout the entire cloth, leaving us with a great, tactile reference guide for future designs. In this 5-day intermediate level weaving workshop, Tegan Frisino, a successful artisan weaver based in New York’s Hudson Valley, will introduce you to a variety of design and structure techniques. You’ll discover how a design can evolve by adjusting the treadling and the tie-up with a selection of different threadings. You’ll pick your own gamp adventure using the 64 color palette of Harrisville Designs classic line to create an inspiring sampler. And, you’ll leave the studio with a better understanding of incredibly effective techniques to help you tackle your next beautiful project at home! Harrisville 8-harness looms will be provided, along with all necessary weaving accessories.
Skill Level: Students should be proficient at dressing a loom, weaving, and reading a draft independently.
Materials needed: A notebook, ruler, scissors, pencil, and slippers or socks, are recommended for this class.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
TEGAN FRISINO is an artisan weaver and fiber artist based in Upstate New York. Immersed in the arts as a child, she gained the desire to take something traditional and modify it with contemporary ideas and techniques. This desire led her to pursue and achieve her BFA in Fiber Design and Sculpture from Buffalo State College. She started Comfortcloth Weaving, LLC in 2016, focusing on production weaving methods to produce heirloom quality home goods and small batch yardage for fashion designers. Her inquisitive focus and love of weaving structures is characteristic of her designs; as well as their saturated colors and illusory graphic arts playing a major role. Currently, when she is not weaving, she is studying and working towards a Master Weaver Certification through the Hill Institute in Northampton, MA. She will be a teaching at HGA’s 2024 Convergence® in Wichita, KS.