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MGHW offers two weaving classes - no experience necessary!
Weave a Scarf in a Day!
Looms will be warped and ready to weave. At the end of the day, you'll have your own handwoven scarf!
WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: MGHW studio (Room 300, upstairs) at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody at Bellevue, midtown Memphis
FEE: $70.00 Includes use of equipment, all fiber and materials.
Bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and snacks are provided.
Participants will learn the basics of 4-shaft loom weaving. Start with an empty loom. Learn to read a draft, prepare a warp, dress the loom and weave a sampler with at least four different patterns. Explore additional patterns as time permits and discuss project planning.
Looms and other equipment are available for use during class and all materials are provided. You may bring your own loom; please check with instructor to ensure it is suitable for class.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
WHERE: MGHW studio, Room 300, upstairs at St John's Methodist Church 1207 Peabody at Bellevue.
FEE: $130 which includes use of equipment, all fiber and materials. Bring your own lunch
$20 discount for MGHW members or students that join the guild.more
The Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers presents
Double Weave Workshop with Jennifer Sargent
January 21 & 22, 2015, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, MGHW Studio
Double weave is the weaving of two layers of cloth on the loom at the same time, one above the other" (Jennifer Moore, Doubleweave). These layers can be connected in a number of different ways - connecting on both selvedges creates a tube, connecting on one selvedge makes a cloth twice as wide, layers can also be exchanged or, with 8 harnesses, interwoven. If there is time and interest a simple double weave pick-up pattern can be done. Double weave is a structure that is much easier to weave than to explain.
This workshop is suitable for beginners (you must be able to warp a loom and have some understanding of drafting) or intermediate levels as there will be drafts for both 4 and 8 harness looms. If you haven't tried this structure before work with 4 harnesses. We could meet briefly at the weaving room after the Holidays to clarify warping plans and color possibilities.
- Loom to be dressed before workshop.
- 5/2 perle cotton for warp and weft - minimum of two colors (to distinguish the layers from one another choose one light, one dark or one cool, one warm color)
- 2 1/2 yards in length
- 7" wide, 224 ends
- 8's reed (4 ends per dent)
- 2 shuttles
Registration deadline: January 7, 2017
Cost: $100 (Non-MGHW members add $20 for membership through July 2017)
Due to a few scheduling issues, the guild meeting for November 19 has been cancelled. We hope to see you all on Dec 3 for the trip to AMUM (see the newsletter for details). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!more
Learn to weave with MGHW in our fall class sessions. No experience necessary for our beginner classes.
Beginning Weaving: Learn to read a draft, set up a loom, and weave several patterns.
WHEN: select one of three two-day sessions
Tuesday–Wednesday, November 29–30, 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday–Sunday, December 3–4, 10 am – 4 pm
FEE: $130.00 Includes use of equipment, all fiber and materials, and instruction booklet.
Bring a bagged lunch for 10am-4pm classes. Beverages and snacks are provided.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call Angela Schneider 758-9037.
All classes are held at the MGHW studio (Room 300, upstairs) at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody at Bellevue, midtown Memphis
Register online here.more