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Split Shed Tied Beiderwand Workshop
with Deborah Silver
Sunday, March 29, 2020
10am to 4pm

Location: The School of Visual Arts
Room 602C, 133 West 21st Street (bet. 6th & 7th Ave)
New York City

This workshop will teach the basics of split-shed weaving using a variation of the tied beiderwand pattern. This type of weaving uses four shafts, five treadles, and three weft yarns that all travel from selvedge to selvedge. Students will learn how to produce shading with yarn in order to create dimensional-looking imagery. They will also learn how to make and use a cartoon on cloth that will advance with the warp and will not crinkle when beating. See more of Deborah's and her students' work on her studio Facebook Page


Workshop Requirements:

Equipment: Pre-warped 4 harness loom, minimum 9" wide. Table or floor looms are good, floor looms

                   will be faster.

                 REMINDER: the guild has several table looms for monthly rental, giving you enough time to

                    warp, attend the workshop and finish your weaving afterwards.

                 3 stick shuttles-10-14"



                 Notebook, pen or pencil

                 Camera to document your classmate's work and Deb's samples

                 Clip-on lamp 

Materials:   8/4 cotton rug warp, any color

                 Waste yarn for dividing samples

                 Assortment of weft yarns, 3/2 cotton, tapestry wool, rug wool. Deb will supply details in

                   advance of workshop. Only 15-20 yard lengths are needed, most likely you can source

                   these yarns from your stash, and we can share.

Full details will be sent out closer to the workshop.


Max 20 students

Workshop fee:  $85.00 for members, $95.00 for non-members

$45 deposit is due upon sign-up below.

The balance is due by Feb 28, 2020.  You will receive an email with payment instructions.

If you must cancel, please email by February 28, 2020. There will be NO refunds for cancellations received after February 28, 2020. 

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