Boundweave Workshop with Tom Knisely

  • 18 Jan 2019
  • 20 Jan 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 18 Jan 2019, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (HAST)
  • 19 Jan 2019, 4:00 PM 9:00 PM (HAST)
  • 20 Jan 2019, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (HAST)
  • Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 Room 101
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Boundweave Workshop with Tom Knisely

Join us for a three day workshop, Boundweave: The Weft-Face Twill, with instructor, Tom Knisely. Registration is open to the public. Beginner weavers are welcome, but you must be able to set up your own loom. Please register online to pay by PayPal, credit card or be invoiced and mail a check to Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui, P.O. Box 11808, Honolulu, HI 96828.

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Information: Boundweave: The Weft-Face Twill.pdf

This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tom Knisely, owner of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York County, Pennsylvania and nationally known authority on weaving and spinning, will be teaching in Hawaiʻi in January 2019.

Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. He has been studying, collecting and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades, making him one of the most well versed weaving instructors in North America. In addition to teaching, Knisely weaves professionally and is a frequent contributor to Handwoven magazine. He is the author of three books: Weaving Rag Rugs, Weaving Baby Blankets and Table Toppers.

Voted Handwoven’s Teacher of the Year, Knisely is renowned among his students for his kindness, good humor, and “seemingly infinite knowledge on the subject of weaving.” His broad knowledge of textiles and textile equipment has brought him international recognition and he is frequently asked to teach and lecture to groups all over the world. For more information go to

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Boundweave: The Weft-Face Twill  $250

Thurs. Jan.17  9 am - 5 pm    Loom set up day

Fri. Jan. 18      9 am - 4 pm    Day 1 workshop

Sat. Jan.19     4 pm - 9 pm   Day 2 workshop

Sun. Jan. 20   9 am - 4 pm    Day 3 workshop

The bold patterns created in weft-faced twill are often associated with saddle blankets and the textiles of the American Southwest. The thick and heavy nature of this weave makes it ideal for rugs, saddle blankets, place mats, table runners and hot pads.

Warping your loom for Boundweave is a simple task. The warp threads are sleyed for an open sett not more than six epi. This open sett allows the weft threads to slide down and cover the warp when beaten firmly. The patterns develop by following familiar twill treadlings but weaving with multiple shuttles each carrying a different color of yarn. Two, three and four shuttles weave in rotation following the different treadling patterns. The warping is fast an the weaving is slow, but the final result is nothing less than satisfying. Each student will thread and weave at their own loom.

Terms - January 2019 Workshop with Tom Knisely.pdf

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