Huck Lace & Open Studio with Mari Macmillan and Sidney Lynch

  • 30 Apr 2023
  • 25 Jun 2023
  • 8 sessions
  • 30 Apr 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 14 May 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 21 May 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 28 May 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 04 Jun 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 11 Jun 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 18 Jun 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 25 Jun 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 7


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Join us for Huck Lace & Open Studio with Mari Macmillan and Sidney Lynch.

Huck, short for huckaback, is a fabric in which small float blocks alternate with small plain weave blocks to produce an endless number of beautiful patterns.

Using 8/2 cotton with a four yard warp, warping back to front, we will weave three 35" long dishtowels, each with a different huck pattern. Huck is easy & quick to weave using only one shuttle. Patterns are created by changing the tie-ups, not the threading.  We will leave some room on the warp for sampling.

Dishtowels in photo above by Esme Lee and Lynn Tedder

We are also offering the opportunity for participants to weave their own project during this class instead of following the planned class structure. There have been requests from people to rent a loom. By signing up for this class, you can do whatever you want on the loom with the benefit of being able to come in to the Sunday class time to consult with the instructor about your project. You can weave on your loom throughout the nine-week period at any time there is no other class in session.

This class is designed for intermediate weavers. There will be a $25 supply fee for 8/2 cotton paid to the instructor on the first day of class. 

What to Bring

  • $25 supply fee
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Scissors

Wear comfortable clothing.

Instructor Bios

Mari Macmillan has been weaving for 30 years. Early on, someone told her about "Hi-Tech, Hi-Touch" and she balanced a highly technical medical career in pharmacy with the high touch need to make things completely by hand.  She likes to create functional items that show her love of color. Two of her non-functional pieces have been purchased by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  Many towels have been purchased at the Hui booth at the Kalama Fair in December. Mari also paints.

Sidney Lynch has been weaving for many years and enjoys trying the various weave structures.

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.

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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