Warping Back to Front - Another Way to Warp Your Loom with Joan Namkoong

  • 04 Dec 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Warping Back to Front - Another Way to Warp Your Loom with Joan Namkoong

Most weavers put their warp on the loom from front to back: through the reed, then the heddles, winding the warp onto the back beam and then tying onto the front beam. Another way to warp your loom is from back to front: winding the warp on first, threading the heddles, then the reed and tying onto the front beam. Each way has its advantages. Back to front disturbs the warp less, helps with even tensioning of your warp, can be more comfortable for the weaver and can save time in setting up your loom. For dense warps, the back to front method is preferable (recommended if you’re taking Rosalie Neilson’s Rep Weave workshop in Jan. 2022).

In this class, Joan will teach you to warp your loom from back to front: using your warping board for designing, employing a time saving double cross warping technique, how to use a raddle and ways to make threading heddles and denting a reed more efficient. 3-hour demonstration and hands on class.

What to bring: Pencil for note-taking on handout; smart phone to snap photos as we go along.

This class is open to Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members and limited to eight students.

MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street: Weekend rate is $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.

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Instructor Bio

Joan Namkoong is a 30 year plus weaver who lives on the Big Island. She weaves and sells functional textiles like scarves, shawls, towels, rugs, runners and yardage for household use. Silk is her favorite thread followed by cotton. Plain weave is used most of the time on her 8- shaft Gilmore loom. She also uses a drawloom to weave complex images and patterns.

For more information contact: hhhui.classes@gmail.com


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