Lecture: Chimayo Weaving
February 3 at 11:00AM Pacific, during the guild meeting
Non-guild members are welcome
Online Zoom meeting
Begun in the early years of the twentieth century, this style is basically two stripes and a center design. The stripes are clearly derived from the Rio Grande blanket, and the center design is an outgrowth of Saltillo tapestry techniques. Along with a uniform texture obtained by the use of commercial yarn from a standard source, the style was very distinctive. Sizes in the industry became standardized and over the years new products developed. What was still essentially a blanket-weight wool fabric was transformed into warm and durable clothing, purses, pillows, furniture mats, seat covers, couch throws, wall hangings, and one-of-a-kind tapestries.
Lisa will cover a brief history of Chimayo weaving and share how 2020 has affected her art and business, and how she has successfully navigated through the challenges.
For more information go to: http://www.chimayoweavers.com
Online Workshop: Chimayo Weaving
Saturday and Sunday, February 19-21, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pacific
The workshop is primarily an introduction to the fundamental techniques of shuttle and tapestry weaving that are necessary to weave in the Chimayo style. (Please see description of Chimayo in the Lecture section) The workshop also introduces concepts underlying the logic of Chimayo designing. Students will complete a sampler of Chimayo tapestry joins, angles, basic progressions, stripes, and designs. Minimum and maximum of 10 participants.
Who should take this course?
This course will benefit anyone who:
- Has a floor or table loom with a weaving width of at least 18” and the ability to sustain stable tension across the width of the warp. (Rigid heddle and tapestry looms are not suitable for this workshop.)
- Is able to warp the loom ahead of the workshop.
- Must have strong and stable Internet access near their loom
- The ability to livestream their weaving progress via Zoom so Lisa can watch and provide feedback. Options to point the camera on your device to view the weaving working area include a music stand with a tiltable tray for a laptop or a gooseneck tripod or clamp holder for their iPad or Smart Phone.
How will the course be presented?
Three-day Zoom workshop.
Student supply list:
- Registration fee includes $15 for the newly-revised “A Chimayo Weaver’s Guidebook” that Lisa will send to each student before the workshop. Yarn for warp and weft are not included in registration fee.
- Warps are made from Clasgens 2/12 wool warp or equivalent wool warp. The warp should be at least 18 inches, preferably no less than 20 inches wide, set at 8 EPI, and provide at least a yard of weavable warp. If you need warp, Trudie Folsom has purchased a cone of Clasgens warp and will wind off enough warp for students who need it. Details will be sent after registration. Here is Clasgens website: http://www.clasgens.us/yarn.html
- Weft: Lisa recommends Clasgens 4-ply yarn, but students may use weft yarns from their own supplies as long as they aren’t too thick to create a weft-faced weave on a warp set at 8 EPI. (Clasgens skeins are a minimum of 1 pound each. We are looking into purchasing Clasgens yarn in various colors to divide between students. Details about warp and weft will be sent after registration.)
- 8-DPI reed
- Looms warped and ready to weave on.
- Extra warp for making repairs, a tapestry needle, measuring tape, small sharpie, and two shuttles.
Workshop fee for guild members: $75.00
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $110.00
Minimum and maximum students: Currently on Waitlist. Please submit the form here
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be made for cancellations if the remaining registration meets the minimum participant requirements for the workshop. Refunds will not be made for workshop costs already incurred at the time of cancellation, such as materials fees.
For more information: contact Trudie Folsom, firstname.lastname@example.org