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KNOW YOUR WEAVE- SUMMER & WINTER with Melodie Usher
In the continuing series on weaving, students will examine the weave structure named for the season - Summer and Winter! In a short presentation students will learn how to create the blocks that form the summer and winter structure. Beautiful patterns can be made on as few as four shafts. We will explore how different treadling patterns create four different looks. Each participant will have the opportunity to weave a small sample on a loom pre-warped for the class to use. The only supply you need to bring is a pencil. Come and try out Summer and Winter!
Materials students should provide: A pencil and a desire to explore and learn something new about twill.
Melodie Usher became a weaver four decades ago when she inherited her Grandmother-In-Law’s loom, a four shaft Bexell Cranbrook loom that was built in the late 1930’s. She studied in Interior Design at Purdue University. Weaving has allowed Melodie to use her love of color and design as well as her love of textiles. In September of 2010 Melodie received her Certificate of Excellence in Weaving, Level 1 from the Handweaver’s Guild of America. Melodie lives in northern New Mexico where she teaches weaving and creates woven art in her studio overlooking Abiquiu Lake.
This class requires a minimum of 3 students for the class to run. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
Non-Member: $45 (Member $40)
Material Fee: $5
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.