Lesser Known Weave Structures Workshop with Tom Knisely

  • 25 Jan 2019
  • 27 Jan 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 25 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HAST)
  • 26 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HAST)
  • 27 Jan 2019, 9:00 AM 3:00 PM (HAST)
  • North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria Street, Honokaa, HI 96727 Conference Room
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Lesser Known Weave Structures

Join us for a three day workshop, Lesser Known Weave Structures, with instructor, Tom Knisely. Registration is open to the public. Beginner weavers are welcome, but you must provide your own loom and be able to set it up. 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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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 redstoneglen.com

For more information on the Hawaiʻi workshops contact: kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

Lesser Known Weave Structures  $250

Thurs. Jan. 24            9 am - 5 pm    Loom set up day

Fri. Jan. 25      10 am - 4 pm  Day 1 workshop

Sat. Jan. 26    10 am - 4 pm  Day 2 workshop

Sun. Jan. 27   9 am - 3 pm    Day 3 workshop

This workshop is designed to give you an opportunity to weave samples of structures that are not commonly used but are brought up from time to time in conversations or that you read about in older books and manuscripts. Some of the structures that you will weave are Dimity, M’s and O’s, Half Satin, Bergman, Quigley, Lampas and Beiderwand, Tied Lithuanian, Diversified Plain Weave and some of the works of Dr. Bateman. You will be shown how the weave structure works and how several weave structures can be threaded to a single common profile draft. This is a round robin workshop; all participants must bring their own 4 or 8 shaft loom and bench.

Terms - January 2019 Workshop with Tom Knisely.pdf

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