Classes

Feb. 26- May 28, 2019


The following classes are held at my studio-
1019 MLK Jr Ave, Dunedin, FL
 

                                                                                                       

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting: Pixeloom

Friday  10-1

March 1  

$50

 If  you know how to read a draft and create a drawdown on paper , learning to use a  computer drafting program  can enhance your drafting skills. It  can help you to visualize your draft in color  and scale and allows you to quickly create variations in the threading, tie-up and/or treading. Several programs have free downloads that you can try  ( you cannot print or save unless purchased)  For this workshop we will be using Pixeloom ( pixeloom.com) and try many of it's features. It works on  both PC and MAC. 

 
Bring your laptop with the downloaded program and a draft from a book or magazine to get started. If you don’t have a laptop, 
I have one that is available in the studio.

             

 

Draft and Design- Woven Shibori

Tues and  Fridays  10-1 plus extra class time on Tues  and Friday afternoons

March 12- April 18
$185  plus materials.

 

Woven Shibori  is a weaving and resist dyeing technique that creates beautiful and somewhat unexpected patterning on handwoven cloth.  It was developed by Catherine Ellis while being an instructor at the Professional Craft Program at Haywood Community College in NC around  2002.  Traditional Shibori is a  resist technique  where commercial cloth is stitched in a pattern and then  the stitching threads are pulled tight to  resist  dye when put into the dyebath. When the  stitches are removed the resisted pattern is the original color of the cloth. The stitching also produces a puckering  or pleating of  the cloth that can be left in or not.

 

Shibori is quite labor intensive. Catherine Ellis’   technique allows the stitching to be incorporated in the  cloth during the weaving process either as supplementary warp or weft.  After the cloth is woven , these extra threads are  pulled  tightly, creating the resist.

The fabric is dyed and the threads  are then cut  and  pulled out of the fabric creating pattern similar to traditional shibori.

 

Each student will set up a loom in a different  threading and weave a pillow top on their own and  then try several other looms.

Once their samples are finished they will  dye the fabrics in class to complete the process.

 

 

Design Series-

Color and Stripes- (off loom)

Tues  March 12-  April 9 ( 5 weeks)

1-4

$95

Stripes are  everywhere  and as  weavers , we interpret them in  terms of color , texture and  structure . Stripes can divide space, create boundaries or add  dimension. They can  also be bold, flat, crisp, shadowed and more. When thoughtfully designed, they give the  feeling of  rhythm, balance and direction that adds excitement to our woven cloth.

 

This class will enhance your perception of stripes. With an emphasis on color theory. ,students will  move through a series of  design exercises using cut paper strips  and yarn wrappings that can easily be interpreted  for future striped projects (especially  towels!)

We will pin up and discuss designs as they develop and students will go home with a sketchbook full of new and exciting ideas.

Students can also work on  a rigid heddle loom to actually weave their designs. ( $50 deposit –can take home between classes.)

Please bring a color wheel  and sketchbook to class.

 Beginner – advanced.

 

Beginner Weaving on a Floor Loom 

Fridays   1-4pm  with extra weaving time on Tuesday and Friday morning

March 1- April  5  ( there will be no class on Mar 8. There will be a make up class on  Tues March 5 or by appt.)

$215 includes all materials and loom

 

In this class students will learn to read drafts ,design a warp, dress  a four harness  floor  loom and weave a sampler that  explores color , textures and the basic  weave structures . All weaving will be done at the studio . Students will also receive information on yarns, looms ,equipment and resources. Extra weaving time is available during open studio hrs on Tuesdays  and Friday. This class is a prerequisite to the Project class

 

Project class – beyond beginners.

Fridays  1-4 plus extra time on Tuesdays           

April 18- May 24

$185 plus materials

 

Weave a project  of your choice  on a 4 or 8 harness loom . Be inspired by other students as we explore new ideas together. You will receive individual guidance in planning  and drafting  your project and assistance as you wind your warp, dress your loom and weave your project. Fridays  and Tuesday afternoons are open studio days for you to come in and weave at your own pace.

 

  

Advanced Project class

April 23- May 28

Tuesdays   10:30-1 plus extra time Tues afternoon and Friday

$185 plus materials.

 

Here is an opportunity to explore  a technique or structure  that you always wanted to do but need some guidance and perhaps more harnesses or greater width than your own loom. The  class will openly discuss each idea  and students will have an opportunity to learn by observing each other’s projects as they develop.  Four, eight and 16 harness looms are available as well as access to a great reference library.

 

Refresher course on your own loom
4 sessions -  $250(within Pinellas County) by appt.

Session 1   Project planning - at my studio, begin to wind your warp and finish at home.

Session 2   Dressing the loom- at your house. I will get you started threading the loom. Finish at your own pace.

Session 3   Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving. At your house.

Session 4  Finishing and planning your next project- at my studio

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To register, please call or send e-mail as early as possible as class size is limited. A $50 deposit will reserve your loom.

 

Private tutoring  at my studio by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr. after that.


Loom evaluation-  For those who have purchased a used loom or have brought one out of storage.  I will check  your loom for any missing parts or broken parts and provide guidance in how to bring your loom back to good condition.
$50 within 10 miles of Dunedin, (+ mileage outside of local area.)

 

Discount policy:

Students currently enrolled in a class or those with a studio card receive a 10% discount on yarn, books and equipment.

 

Studio cards are available for $100 and are in $10 increments .  Studio cardholders also receive a 10% discount on selected workshops.

 

To register or for more information please contact me

Pam@pampawltextiles.com or 215 483-7157

 

 

1019 MLK Jr, Ave., Dunedin FL 34698

215 483-7157    pam@pampawltextiles.com

Refresher course on your own loom

4 sessions -  $250(within Pinellas County) by appt.

Session 1   Project planning - at my studio, begin to wind your warp and finish at home.

Session 2   Dressing the loom- at your house. I will get you started threading the loom. Finish at your own pace.

Session 3   Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving. At your house.

Session 4  Finishing and planning your next project- at my studio

.

To register, please call or send e-mail as early as possible as class size is limited. A $50 deposit will reserve your loom.

 

Private tutoring  at my studio by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr. after that.


Loom evaluation-  For those who have purchased a used loom or have brought one out of storage.  I will check  your loom for any missing parts or broken parts and provide guidance in how to bring your loom back to good condition.
$50 within 10 miles of Dunedin, (+ mileage outside of local area.)

 

Discount policy:

Students currently enrolled in a class or those with a studio card receive a 10% discount on yarn, books and equipment.

 

Studio cards are available for $100 and are in $10 increments .  Studio cardholders also receive a 10% discount on selected workshops.

 

To register or for more information please contact me

Pam@pampawltextiles.com or 215 483-7157

 

 

The following dye classes will be held in the fiber studio at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Ave, Dunedin, FL

 To register go to DFAC.org – Fiber Workshops

 

Painted Warps  

March 2 & 3

10-4

Location : Dunedin fine Arts Center

 

Explore the idea of color movement by learning to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive dyes. Students will learn how to make stock solutions , how to lay out their yarns , apply and set the dyes and then how to rinse the yarn without tangling, ready for the loom . We will also learn how to paint coordinating weft yarns. Students will bring two 5yd prepared warps( 20” maximum width) and skeins to dye. They must be cellulosic fiber - cotton,rayon, tencel bamboo, etc . -blends are fine. I will send more specific warping information several weeks before class so there is time to purchase yarns and make the warps. Please register early.  There is a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

 

This class is held at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Please register through DFAC.org  at least 2 weeks in advance of workshop so there is time to prepare and order materials . Feel free to contact me for more information.

$150 member/  $175 non-member.

 

 

 

Create a Color Swatchbook

March 8,9,10

10-4

Location : Dunedin Fine Arts Center

In this class, students will create a dye swatch book of over 60 colors using recipes and only 3 primary color stock solutions. We will be using MX Fiber Reactive Dyes which dyes cellulose fiber and silk. This is a cold water process and can be is used on both yarn and fabric. We will cover the proper procedure for preparing a dye stock solution and mixing dyes according to formula with an emphasis on safe studio practice.
This session we will dye mercerized cotton yarn. The samples will be divided so every participant receives a sample for their swatch book. This swatch book is a valuable future reference when dyeing yarns, fibers and cloth.
 A $15 materials fee is to be paid directly to the instructor.  

Member: $165   Non-member $195

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Feel free to contact me  for more information about any of the classes or workshops 

 



Pam Pawl Handwoven Textiles | 1019 MLK Jr Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698  |  215 483-7157 | pam@pampawltextiles.com


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