Basic Weaving with Joan Namkoong

  • 18 Mar 2022
  • 20 Mar 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 18 Mar 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 19 Mar 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 20 Mar 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Basic Weaving with Joan Namkoong

Basic Weaving is open to the public and limited to four students. It is a three-day class meeting Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, and beginning on March 18th. 

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE. There will be an additional $10 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

The class is designed for new weavers who want to understand how to set up a loom. Joan will explain how warp and weft interlace, and she will teach participants how to thread a straight draw and execute basic weaving structures like plain weave, basketweave and twill. Students will learn to determine the sett of a fiber, measure a warp and dress the loom to make it ready for weaving.

By the end of class, weavers will have a cotton sampler or a runner to take home.

What to bring: 

  • Supply fee: $10 payable to instructor
  • Small scissors
  • 6-inch ruler
  • Pencil for note taking
  • Optional: A skein or two of yarn for experimenting

MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.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.

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HHH TERMS OF USE for Basic Weaving.pdf

HHH COVID POLICY for Basic Weaving.pdf

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