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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)
By the end of class, weavers will have a cotton sampler or a runner to take home. (Student work in photo )
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
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.
Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.
This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.
We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.
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