Lost Art Fiber and Textile Studio
Nancy Wilson
nancy@LostArtFiberandTextile.com
519 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186

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Weaving

 

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if you prefer to pay by check there is a button at the bottom of this page that will open up a registration form.

Mail the filled out registration form and check  to Lost Art Fiber and Textile Studio

 

if there is a material fee listed, be sure to make your choice in the drop down menu when adding the workshop to your cart.

Please contact me with any questions

 

 

 

Just Weave

Beginners encouraged and welcome

Three 3 hour weaving sessions

           Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm or Saturdays 3:00 - 6:00

            or by mutually agreed up on times

           Instructor: Nancy Wilson

           Cost: $90  + Material Fee varies based on your project

            (Workshop size max. 5)

Contact me and we will schedule 3 consecutive 3 hour studio periods

 

Your weaving workshop includes a brief planning meeting with me

2 weeks prior to your first day of weaving so your project will be ready for you on your first day.

 

In this workshop you get individual instruction on the use of a floor loom and weave on a loom that is set up and ready to go. A major time consuming aspect of weaving is setting up the loom, this class does not include instruction on loom set up. A typical first project could be a scarf, shawl, table runner or wall hanging.

If you've taken 

                             Paint Your Yarn

                                      or

                              Spin Your Yarn

 

This is an excellent way to use your yarn to create a one of a kind item.

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Take It From the Beginning 

Beginners encouraged and welcome

Six 3 hour weaving sessions

    Instructor: Nancy Wilson

  Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm or Saturday afternoons 3:00 - 6:00

           or by mutually agreed up on times

           Cost: $150  includes the materials to weave a 12" wide by 36" cotton sampler

           Additional material fee for a larger project

            (Workshop size max. 5)   

Contact me and we will schedule 6 consecutive studio periods

 

You will learn about planning a project, measuring the yarn, the parts of a loom, preparing the loom, weaving and correcting mistakes. You will also become acquainted with several weaving patterns by weaving a sampler.

  

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loom Time

So you know how to weave and need a loom to work on... this is for you.

Rent one of the Lost Art looms and weave to your heart's content at the studio. Weave during regular open studio times (Friday night and Saturday afternoon), during any other scheduled Lost Art workshop or by mutually agreed up on times. Incudes use of all weaving related tools (yarn not included).

Loom time cost for one month - $100 ($25/week)

 

Contact me for looms currently available.

 

 

  

 

 

              

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Workshop

Learn to use a rigid heddle loom...

Instructors:  Nancy Wilson and Laurie Thalacker

                              Class size 6-10  

Sunday July 22 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

           Cost: $75 includes yarn to weave a sampler

                  Participant will need a rigid heddle loom or rent one from studio

                 Intro class is free with purchase of rigid heddle loom

                      from Lost Art Studio


Experience level needed: No weaving experience required

 

Class Description: You will learn how to set up your loom,

           the parts of the loom, put on a warp and weave a small

           sampler.

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Introduction to Rug Weaving Workshop

with Jason Collingwood

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 18-20,2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Class size 10-15 

Cost: $400

 

Materials list to be provided prior to workshop. Includes lunch each day of the workshop.

There will be several looms available to rent for the duration of the workshop. Contact studio to reserve a loom if needed.

 

With over 30 years experience as a professional rug weaver Jason has produced 1000's of rugs for corporate and individual clients the world over.
In addition to weaving custom made rugs Jason offers a comprehensive range of rug weaving classes, either at his workshop in the UK, or in numerous worldwide locations.

 

Workshop Description:

An ideal course for those wishing to try out rug weaving for the first time, though with enough 'tricks' to also suit the more experienced weaver.Students will learn how to make a strong serviceable rug (plain weave being an excellent structure for rugs). Initially weaving stripes and spots using two colours, learning how to overcome the selvage problems inherent in each different design.Clasped wefts, crossed wefts and compensated inlay will be covered, all these new techniques giving the weaver more freedom with design.

 

Class will include instruction on how to set up ones loom correctly for rug weaving. Twining at the beginning and end of the rug, darning in of the loose ends, use of the temple and many other invaluable tips for successful rug weaving. Class concludes with a look at rug finishes, a few of the many finishes will be demonstrated.

 

Students will need to come pre warped (instructions will be sent out prior to class). Any four harness loom is fine, including table looms.

 

Further information on materials and preparation provided with registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPESTRY WOVEN FACES WORKSHOP

September 28, 29 & 30, 2018

9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $150 if registered before July 1, 2018

After July 1 cost is $175

Materials cost: $25 includes warp, wefts and printed materials

Experience: All levels, basic knowledge of weaving helpful

Description: Enjoy learning to construct a woven face using tapestry technique; once you begin weaving it may remind you of someone you know. 

We will focus on a few key elements that play a part in creating expression such as choice of weft, use of the slit, and shape making using “hills and valleys”.

The instructor will be providing a wide range of wefts for use in the weaving, but you may want to think about what outfit your person will be wearing.

Selections of bits and pieces from your stash are bound to add pizzazz, including handspun for hair and novelty yarns for clothes. All levels can find this workshop rewarding.

 

 

 

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Ruth Manning is an artist living in Madison, Wisconsin. She maintains a daily practice of tapestry weaving in her studio and teaches students in conference, workshop, and private settings.