Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks
Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks with Jen Weber
Are you still doing your weaving drawdowns with a pencil and paper? Then it's time to trade in that pencil for a computer mouse! Learn to save time and explore endless drafting possibilities using the weaving design software Fiberworks PCW. Just like learning a musical instrument, using software is a skill that is best honed by practicing. But many weavers find design software intimidating or hard to learn on their own. This class is designed to help you learn this powerful tool by practicing with it together. The instructor will demonstrate and explain the software tools, from the basics of file management and editing tools through the most powerful design features like block substitution, parallel threading, and network drafting. There will be numerous examples for everyone to work on along with the instructor during each class, as well as suggested weekly assignments for further practice at home. Questions are welcome, and everyone will learn from their mistakes as well as successes together in a friendly setting. Unlock the confidence to take your weaving designing to the next level using your computer, and ditch that pencil forever!
The capacity for this class is 12 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.
You will need a computer with either the Bronze or Silver edition of Fiberworks PCW 4.2. Trial editions are free to use forever, but cannot save or print, and are found at www.fiberworks-pcw.com. Both Mac and PC versions are available, but the demonstrations will be using the PC version.
All levels of weavers, with basic knowledge of how weaving drafts are written.
About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface
For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 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.
The class will meet for four weekly 120-min live online sessions on Wednesdays at 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT on the schedule below. The first session is on February 1.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.
How It Works
Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Refund Policy: Students may cancel their enrollment and request a refund by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. 30 days or more before, students receive a 95% refund to cover credit card fees. Between 30 and 5 days before class, students receive a 75% refund. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of start. Class materials kit fees are non-refundable.
Book 1:1 online lessons with Jen Weber on their Lessonface profile.
Jen has been a fiber addict since the early 2000s. Her background in mathematics heavily influences her love of pattern, and she strives to translate such “heavy” topics into understandable projects for all of her students. While she teaches weaving, spinning, and dyeing, she discovered her true passion of Japanese Temari in 2011, and soon began traveling around the east coast teaching to guilds, conferences and private groups. Jen is an active member and certified teacher (shihan) of the Japanese Temari Association, as well as a member of various weaving and fiber guilds. She has had exhibitions of her original works, and has won awards for her temari in Japanese shows. Jen is always lo...