Breaking Waves: My Approach to Weaving with a Fan Reed

About Breaking Waves: My Approach to Weaving with a Fan Reed

This lecture provides an introduction to the warp ondulé reed, also known as a fan reed. A brief history and findings from Amy's own research will be shared, as well as an artist's talk about highlighted pieces in her portfolio. Between lecture components, Amy will demonstrate from her home studio the fan reed in use. She will share in detail how she maneuvers the tool to create gently flowing waves using her own engineered approach.

The class fee includes a PDF booklet with instructions on how to build a supplemental breast beam, and and how to operate the loom when using it.

This class is limited to 50 students.

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Teens and Adults

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Single 3-hour session on Saturday, July 8, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Breaking Waves: My Approach to Weaving with a Fan Reed
Amy Putansu

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Amy Putansu

Amy Putansu

Amy Putansu is an artist and educator living in the craft-rich culture of western North Carolina. She produces handwoven textiles that incorporate dyeing, stitching, and other textile techniques as art pieces for residential and corporate settings. She earned her BFA in textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

About Lessonface, PBC

Lessonface's mission is to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. Since 2012, we've hosted more than 30,000 students and 2,000 teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons and classes online.

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