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KNOW YOUR WEAVE- TWILL VARIATIONS with Melodie Usher
Twills come in many varieties. This short, information-packed workshop will focus on the basic properties of twills. Students will learn how to determine the proper sett for each twill, and how to choose yarns to best show the twill effect. Students will also explore the different types of twill: steep, undulating, broken, reversed, offset, corkscrew, interlocking, herringbone, fancy and advancing. Each participant will have the opportunity to take a turn weaving a small sample on a loom pre-warped for the class. Students will be given handouts to take home for further weaving. This workshop marks the beginning of a weaving series. Each session will focus on different weave pattern to expand your repertoire and mobilize your creativity.
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. Her degree is in Interior Design from 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.