Weaving 101

Learn how to weave cloth on a floor loom! In this 12hour course, students will learn the principles of hand-weaving on a 4 harness floor loom, including how to wind your own warp, dress the loom, and explore basic weave structures— plain weave, basket weave, ribs and twills.

 

Weaving 101 is offered in 4-Week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

 

 

 

INKLE LOOM WEAVING

 

In this class, students will learn how to design and hand weave their own trims, belts and straps using the Inkle Loom. Students curious about the basics of the woven structure will enjoy this warp-faced weaving process. Open to beginners or seasoned weavers curious about a new process, Inkle Weaving is a fun opportunity to explore new technique. Your instructor will also share some historical and contemporary uses of the Inkle Loom and assist with project planning.

 

Inkle Loom Weaving is offered as a Weekend Intensive, which features 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Weaving 102: Projects

In this intermediate class, you will get to design and create a weaving project of your choice. With the guidance of the instructor, you will plan your project, dress your loom, and complete your weaving, giving you the chance to further explore the weave structures, patterns, and techniques that you are interested in.

 

Pre Requisite: Weaving 101 at TAC, or equivalent experience.

 

Weaving 102 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Weaving 103: Exploring Color and Texture

Are you novice weaver and are ready for the next step? This is the right follow-up class. In this class, students will continue their knowledge of weaving techniques, further exploring woven design options, through experimenting with color and texture. Students will dress their own loom, learn proper technique for painting their warp and weft with dyes and inks to create imagery or pattern for their woven cloth, and other weaving techniques such as tapestry and pile weaving.

 

Pre-requisites: Weaving 101, or equivalent weaving experience

 

Weaving 103 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

 

Weaving 201: Double Weave

Ready to move on to more advanced weaving? If you've taken any of the beginner Weaving courses at TAC, or have prior experience dressing looms and pattern reading, this class is perfect for you! Students will focus on the double weave technique, which allows you to weave two layers simultaneously, and exceed the weaving width of your loom, create pockets, etc.

 

Pre-requesite: Weaving 101 or equivalent sewing experience


Weaving 201 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Weaving 202: Structures + Off-loom treatments

Are you a beginner/intermediate weaver and are ready to explore more complex weave structures and experiment with different fibers and materials? This class is for you! Throughout this 12h course each student will dress a loom with a complex weaving structure ( waffle weave, overshot, seersucker, houndstooth), become more comfortable with reading a weaving draft, have a better understanding of the versatility of the floor loom, and learn how to treat weavings post loom. You can expect to leave this class with an array of samples unique to each student.

 

Pre-requesite: Weaving 101 or equivalent weaving experience


Weaving 202 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Drafting 101

 

Drafting 101 is a class for weavers of all levels who are ready to delve further into the math and logic behind planning a weaving. Students will learn how to read weave drafts, practice drawing drafts, and leave with an understanding of how to create their own draft so that they can plan personal projects.    

 

Drafting 101 is offered as a 1 Day Class, and it will be best when combined with weaving practice and/or weaving classes.

Weaving - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Weaving:

 

WEAVING AND WARP PAINTING

Weaving is back at TAC NYC! In this workshop you'll learn basic weaving techniques on a two harness floor loom, exploring woven design options, through experimenting with color and texture. Students will work on pre dressed looms, and experiment painting their warp with textile inks to create imagery or pattern for their woven swatch.  A great introduction for new weavers, no experience is necessary! 

 

Upcoming Sessions:

 

 

DENIM RAG RUG WEAVING

In this workshop participants will weave a small area rug using blue jeans, learning weaving basics while crafting a timeless + useful object. Perfect for beginning weavers, denim devotees, and re-purposing aficionados.