Exploration of 3D Weaving on a 2D Loom, Cool Cross
About Exploration of 3D Weaving on a 2D Loom, Cool Cross with Esther Rodgers
Who says what comes off your loom has to be flat? What if you could weave wind chimes and mobiles? 2-dimensional weaving that popped into a 3-dimensional piece when it comes off the loom? This class explores the exciting potential of 3D weaving on a small rigid heddle or two-harness loom. Students will learn how to warp their loom to create the spacing pattern that will provide the 3D effect. Students will then learn the weft pattern, as well as techniques for adding 3D objects. Creative weft techniques will also be taught. Time will be spent weaving, and by the end of the day, students will remove their pieces and see the magic of how they become 3-dimensional.
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
Students need to have an unwarped rigid heddle loom, 12 inches wide minimum and a materials kit purchased directly from the instructor. Materials kit will include warp and weft yarns. Students will have the option of choosing from four different colorways. Materials kit will be an additional $40, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.
Students can add any assortment of embellishments to their weaving or may purchase an embellishment kit from the instructor if they would like as well.
Two sessions on Friday, April 30, from 10 am ET to noon ET, and from 2 pm ET to 4 pm ET.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
Esther is a full-time fiber artist from Mebane, NC. She is known for her creative art yarns, and her unique fiber preparation. She is constantly innovating her spinning techniques to create new textures and is on the cutting edge in terms of yarn design. She loves to design and spin concept yarns from an inspiration and tell stories with her yarns. Esther is also a SAORI weaver and creative knitter which gives her the perspective of how these extra special yarns can be used. She challenges herself by creating garments and other items out of her yarns and woven cloth.
How It Works
Register and enroll above. Enrollment is not complete until payment is made on the next page, by credit card or Paypal via our secure platform. Enrolled students will receive an immediate email confirmation of enrollment, and on the day before the seminar, a reminder with Zoom link to join the class via email. Students will also be able to join the Zoom sessions from their Lessonface dashboard. Students can connect to Zoom using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.