Collapse Weaving Workshop with Denise Kovnat

2017/10/28 - 2017/10/29 All day
Neilson Park Creative Centre
56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, ON, M9C 1V7

The Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners are hosting a workshop by Denise Kovnat. This two-day workshop focuses on weave structures, choices and finishing techniques that work independently and/or together to create fabric with dimension and personality. What appears flat and grid-like on the loom will crinkle, puff, and bloom almost immediately in the water, taking on an entirely different character.  In a round robin format, participants will complete a notebook of samples that illustrate different shrinkage techniques for wool and cotton; “cram and space” techniques using silk warp and overtwisted weft; deflected double weave in wool that creates horizontal ribs; deflected double weave that “poufs” after washing; plain weave and twill using stainless-steel yarns that bend and crinkle; waffle weave alternating with plain weave with seersucker bumps; and other 4-harness techniques.

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    For more information check out the website or drop an email to the Etobicoke Handweavers & Spinners Guild

    Cost: $7 admission