Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong

  • 05 Aug 2022
  • 07 Aug 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 05 Aug 2022, 10:00 AM 3:30 PM (HST)
  • 06 Aug 2022, 10:00 AM 3:30 PM (HST)
  • 07 Aug 2022, 10:00 AM 3:30 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong

New weavers will learn the basics of floor loom weaving: how it works, how to set it up and how warp and weft interlace to create cloth. Basic weaving structures — plain weave, twill, basketweave, how to use different fibers, determining the sett of cloth and how hand woven cloth is made from start to finish are all in this 3 day class. (Instructor work in photo)

Students who have taken this class before are welcome to join in; you will work on a project of your choosing determined by discussion with the instructor. This is a great way to practice basic weaving skills and learn more as you explore fibers and weave structures. (Student work in photo )

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

There will be an additional $10 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

What to bring:

  • $10 supply fee payable to instructor
  • Small scissors
  • Optional: A skein of yarn for experimenting

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE

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.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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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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