The Magic of 8-Harness Turned Twill with Bettie Zakon-Anderson (SEP 9 - 13)
*OPTIONAL BOARDING HOUSE ROOM RESERVATION (THIS HOLDS YOUR SPOT, ROOM FEES + TAX DUE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
Sept 9-13 (MON-FRI, 9 AM–4 PM)
Turned twill is the combination of two 4-shaft twill units: 1/3 and 3/1, or weft-faced and warp-faced twills, on 8-harnesses. Join Handwoven Technical Editor, Bettie Zakon-Anderson, for an in-depth 5-day workshop where you’ll learn the relationship between the threading, treadling, and the tie-up quadrants and review units and blocks in design. You’ll have the chance to explore varying the size of the twill blocks, changing the direction of the twill diagonal, using broken twill, or false damask, and playing with color as part of a myriad of design possibilities with this fun 8-harness weave structure! Harrisville 8-Harness looms will be provided, along with all necessary weaving accessories and equipment.
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
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.