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Join us for Tips for Weavers with Joan Namkoong
Join us in our weaving studio for a two hour presentation on tips for weavers by Joan Namkoong. This class is designed for both new and experienced weavers. Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.
Just acquired a loom for weaving and want to know how to make it efficient from the start? Have you beamed your warp with a trapeze? Want to make your selvedges crisp and straight? How do you make even twisted fringes for a scarf? What’s a walking tie-up? These are some of the topics and tips to be presented in this 2 hour lecture/ demonstration for weavers, new and experienced, that will help you be a better and more efficient weaver. Learn time saving things you can do to make your loom work for you and see some fun gadgets that can help you weave better.
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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Joan Namkoong has been weaving for 30 plus years and lives on the Big Island. She weaves and sells functional textiles – 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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