Sunday, April 7, 2013

Backstrap Workshop Day 2

I just threw together some pictures out of over 100 pics taken today. Back at it on Sunday morning. Some of the students worked on the brocade (supplementary weft)  bands overnight. Laverne remarked at the creativity exhibited as weavers modified patterns to create new figures,.

Laverne demonstrated how build a warp with stripes on the sides. 

Weavers partnered up and built new warps of their own.

 Sometimes you need to get up close to build a warp.

Setting up string heddles on a new warp.

 Students learned to create patterns with warp floats and how to make the pattern reversible.

Laverne also demonstrated pebble weave. 


A closer looker at the pebble weave band.

Class picture. Students learned to weave on a backstrap loom, to build warps, build string heddles, to weave supplementary weft pattern, warp floats, and pebble weave. In two days. Awesome.


Here I am with my friend Laverne Waddington. It was fun to help out with the class.

I will be posting more pics over the next several days.  

Many thanks to Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild for hosting this workshop.

It was a good day!

Links of interest
Backstrap Weaving - Laverne's blog
Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild

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