UK Study Days with Jette Vandermeiden
Thursday 6 November
Designing Multishaft Huck Lace Weaves
A theory day on learning to develop your own original lace patterns through the use of blocks and profile drafts. A simple drafting method will provide a multitude of treadling variations, which are easily designed. A discussion of the structure will increase your understanding of how to design lace variations using a minimum of 8 shafts to the maximum available to you on your own loom.
Friday 7 November
Bateman Weaves: an overview
Dr Bateman spent his retirement working out many unusual drafts for 8 shaft looms using supplementary weft weaves. We will look at some of these weaves, focusing on the basic units of Bateman Boulevard and Tag weaves, and discuss how they can be used for designing through changes in treadling. Similarities and differences in pattern units, and comparison to recognized structures will be explored.
Venue: Central London for both days
Costs: £50 – £60 per day depending on numbers and venue
We will also be taking the opportunity to go out for a meal on the Thursday evening so there will be time to socialise with other weavers The cost of this will obviously be extra and it will be somewhere near the study venue.
For further details please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org