Basic Weaving II with Joan Namkoong

  • 20 Jun 2024
  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 20 Jun 2024, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 21 Jun 2024, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 22 Jun 2024, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 6



Register Online Now through June 13, 2024.

Join us for Basic Weaving II with Joan Namkoong

Practice your loom setup skills and techniques while you learn about Color and Weave. Color and Weave is based on a straight draw threading (1-2-3-4), plain weave and twill treadlings — all of which you already know. This simple design concept can result in cloth with pattern: stripes, checks and pinwheels in one cloth, log cabin in the second cloth. You’ll learn to warp with 2 colors and 2 threads and how to use two shuttles. You’ll also learn some simple design concepts for handwoven cloth.

Students may also work on their own projects with prior approval of the instructor. 

By the end of class, weavers will have their one-of-a-kind project to take home. 

Prerequisite: Basic Weaving I

There will be an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor on first day of class which includes all weaving supplies.

What to bring:

  • $20 supply fee
  • Small scissors
  • Paper and pencil for notes

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.

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, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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