Week Long Weaving Workshop


Week Long Course in Woven Design
January 22 - 26, 2018

Course Description: For the first time ever, ArteSana invites the public to join us for a special week long intensive weaving workshop at our studio in downtown Holyoke.  This class will be perfect for beginners or those with some experience looking to deepen their knowledge of woven design. The class will look closely at weave structures and how to read pattern drafts. It will cover overall design and execution of a project: choosing a weave structure and yarn and determining sett, yarn calculations, and warp preparation. We will warp 4 and 8 harness looms to sample weave structures. Each student will have the opportunity to weave on each warp. Weave structures will include plain weave, twills, and block patterns. 

Not sure what the weaving activities described above mean? Not to worry! This class will provide the perfect environment for you to dive into the beautiful art of weaving even if you've never tried it before. 

Cost:  $250 for the week. Looms and all weaving materials will be provided.

Schedule: Monday January 22 through Friday January 26, 10 to 3pm. The afternoon hours will be flexible time for students to work on projects while the morning will be instruction and class time.

Location: ArteSana weaving workshop, 362 Dwight St, Holyoke MA 01040.

To register or for more information, email Katy: katy.artesana@gmail.com

About Course Instructor Peggy Hart

Peggy Hart majored in African history in college, then worked two years setting up and running a handspinning and weaving cottage industry as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, which went on to provide meaningful income for the community for over 20 years. Peggy studied weaving at the Penland School of Crafts and the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a M.A.E. from RISD in 1981. Since then she has been a production weaver and teacher; designing, producing, and marketing hundreds of blankets annually including custom blankets for fiber farmers using their own yarn.

Peggy has been a volunteer weaving coach with ArteSana since 2016 and we're so excited to get a whole week of weaving with her with this course!  Her deep knowledge of the craft of weaving and her warm teaching style will provide the best environment for beginners eager to jump into the beautiful art of weaving.