Weaving Retreat with Liz Gipson
Join us for this weekend retreat with master weaver Liz Gipson, as she shares her lifetime of experience and the wonders of weaving with you! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to warp, weave and follow patterns – all in one amazing weekend. This workshop is limited to 10 participants only.
Workshop fee for entire weekend: $250
You will need your own loom for this workshop weekend. We have 15″ Cricket looms available for purchase at the shop ($195). The loom comes with an 8 dent. You will also need a pick up stick ($12.95) and a 10 dent ($42) for your entire weekend of weaving. Please be in touch to reserve your supplies!
Saturday, October 27, 10 am – 5 pm (with 1 hour break mid day for lunch)
Learn to warp, weave, and finish a project all in this fantastic one-day workshop!
Learn how to get those yarns on your loom (called “warping”), weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a day! You will walk away with more than just a beautiful scarf, you will learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to warp your loom in 20 minutes or less and how to fix the most common weaving mistakes!
Lunch not provided.
No experience required.
(You are making a Little Table Runner)
- Yarn: One Skein Berroco Pima 100 to warp and 1 skein of Berroco Remix for weft. (Project requires 65 yards for warp and 45 yards for weft). We recommend high contrast colors.
- Tools: rigid-heddle loom with at least an 8″ weaving width, 8-dent rigid heddle, 2 stick shuttles, tapestry needle, small embroidery
Sunday, October 28, 10 am – 5 pm (with 1 hour break mid day for lunch)
Ready to branch out from solid colored warps? Learn a few fundamental techniques for combining colors in warp and weft using the direct warping method. Student will learn a variations of the direct warping method, be introduced to the magic of color-and-weave, and learn how to manage multiple shuttles.
Lunch not provided.
Rigid-heddle Loom with a 10” weaving width, 8-dent rigid-heddle, 2 shuttles, warping peg, clamps, threading hook, measuring tape, scissors.
Yarn: 2 skeins of worsted or light worsted yarn that is smooth and strong enough for warp in two different contrasting colors. Students will need about 200 yards of a base color and 100 yards of a contrasting color. (To test strength for warping, take a 20” length of yarn and hold it by either end and try to pull it apart. If it breaks or drifts, it isn’t a good choice for warp)
About Liz Gipson
Smitten by small looms and big plans, Liz finds great joy in helping new weavers hone their skills. She hosts Yarnworker.com, a popular site for weaving know-how. Liz divides her time between weaving, writing about weaving, and teaching others to weave.
With an educational background in wool science, fiber arts, and community development, yarncraft has occupied much of her life. Writing Weaving Made Easy, a foundational book for new rigid heddle weavers, was one of the happiest and most challenging parts of her fiber life. Anything is easy if you know how to do it, but giving folks the foundation to help them find the easy, is thrilling.
Her follow up book, Handwoven Home focuses on next steps in weaving for the purpose weaving is best suited for—creating cloth for the home. It is written for the weaver that has a few projects under their belts and wants to tackle the creative challenge of weaving for their home.
To learn more about Liz and the weaving life, visit her website at www.yarnworker.com