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Weaving Stories: An Exploration with Twill Design - with Ted Hallman

August 7 - August 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

If you understand twill drafting, you understand all drafting. Push the boundaries of your imagination with design and imagery, using twill as the foundation. Explore color, texture, materials, and techniques to visually express your story.

Students will be able to make a landscape, a still life, or even more interestingly do some collaging ('weaving in' photos, magazine articles, sticks, cut up posters, lace, cloth fragments, etc.), creating fiber art mementos within the tabby or twills. Each expression will be a small picture. You will see that from this kind of creative work, new ideas are born, and your own creative work will teach and inform you. 

The class will begin with some ideas about our landscapes or portraits and our overall approaches to our creative work and begin to look at what we can accomplish in our creative work in four days. Students will review the essence of 4-harness twills and set up their warp by day two. 

These exercises will teach you to wait, explore, enjoy, and to not be harshly critical of yourself, as you expand your scope of creation on the loom.


Materials students should bring: Special items, clothing, tokens, photos, yarns, etc. that you wish to weave into your story or memento.  

Materials fee includes: 8/5 black linen warp, selection of donated materials for weaving, from EVFAC


Ted Hallman is a nationally acclaimed fiber artist inspired by ethnic lore and sacred geometry, his evocative woven art is the groundwork in which he entwines his story integrating the loom, interlacing, knitting, crocheting, knotting, and looping. Ted holds a Master of Fine Arts in textiles and paintings from Cranbrook Academy of Art and received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at University of California at Berkeley. His artwork is found in numerous museums including: The Hermitage State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; National Design Museum, New York; Museum of Applied Art, Helsinki, Finland; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Collection, and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania.

This class requires a minimum of three students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $260 (Member $225)

Materials Fee: $45
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.