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

 

 

 

FLOOR LOOM WEAVING

Just Weave

Beginners encouraged and welcome

Three 3 hour weaving sessions

           Tuesdays, Thursdays 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, Thursdays 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.

 

 

  

 

 

              

RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING

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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Workshop

Learn to use a rigid heddle loom...

Instructors:  Laurie Thalacker,  Mark Aycock and Nancy Wilson

                              Class size 6-10  

Saturday, October 19   10:00 am - 4:30 pm

or

Sunday, November 3   10:00 am - 4:30 pm

           Workshop Cost: $65

            Materials: $25 depending for cotton or wool yarn for scarf.

                               8" wide and approximately 60" length

                               Yarn Color choices available at workshop

                             more information provided at registration

             Loom rental: $15 for the class and can be applied toward purchase

                                    of Cricket Loom


Experience level needed: No weaving experience required

 

Workshop Description: You will use a Schacht Cricket Loom to learn   

           the basics of rigid heddle weaving: how to set up your loom,

           the parts of the loom, put on a warp and weave a scarf, cowl or

           weaving sampler depending on your progress during the workshop.

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Exploring Rigid Heddle Workshops

             Loom rental: $15 for the class and can be applied toward purchase

                                    of Cricket Loom


Experience level needed: must understand basic rigid heddle loom set up.

                                           and basic weaving.

   Holiday Place Mats  with Mark Aycock - $65

                                            Saturday, November 2

                                                 10:00 am – 4:30pm with ½ hour lunch break

                              Class size 6-10 

                              Materials Fee: $25 includes cotton yarn for making 2 place mats

                                         

                              Mark will teach you special techniques for making 2 cotton

                              Evergreen tree holiday place mats or a longer table runner.

                               Made of thick cotton yarn in Red, Green and White

                               and approximately 23" x 14" or a 14" x 50" (or shorter) table

                               runner.

                              Learn the technique to make Danish Medallion and using floats to

                              to make the place mats or table runner

                              You will warp your loom in class using the direct warp method,

                              hem stitching  and pick up stick techniques.

                              If you are renting a loom you will have the opportunity to come

                              to studio to finish during the following week.

                              Information on materials needed will be provided upon registration

    Light and Dark Fibonacci Series Silk Scarves - $65  with Laurie Thalacker              

                                            2020 date to be determined

                                                 9:00 am – 4:30pm with ½ hour lunch break

                              Class size 6-10 

                              Workshop registration and Silk Yarn color choice deadline is October 16

                              Materials Fee for Treenway Silk Yarn Kit to make 2 scarves $90 (includes tax)

                              Choose kit below when signing up for class.

                                The silk scarf kits for the workshop are specially hand dyed by Treenway silk

                                        Kit Color Choices

                                     Periwinkle & Apple Green

                                     Dragonfly & Turkish Bath

                                     Spiced Cognac & Grandpa's WWI uniform

                                     Suede & French Blue

                             In this workshop you will learn about how to read a rigid heddle pattern

                             and make your own modifications as needed.

                            We love getting two different scarves…a “light” one and a “dark” one, because one

                            scarf is woven with hand-dyed Jorie II as the weft and the other is woven with 

                            Zola as the weft.  

                           The two scarves each have a different weight, too, so you can wear the "light" 

                           in warmer weather and the 'dark" one in cooler weather. or one for you and one as a gift.

                           Each scarf is approximately 5.5” wide; the scarf using Jorie II as the weft will be

                           approximately 45" long (plus fringe) and the scarf using Zola as the weft will be

                           approximately 75" (plus fringe)

                           It is advised that you use your own loom for this project as there are 2 scarves to weave.

                           

                   

Photo image provided by Treenway Silks

and Handwoven Magazine

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Treenway Silk Yarn Kits

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Rigid Heddle / Cricket Club

Bring your loom and come weave with your fellow weaving enthusiasts.

Inspiration and fun, free mini lesson. Refreshments.

Club will meet Second Tuesday of the month

6:30 - 7:30pm at Lost Art Studio

Club will start up again in October 2019

Tuesday October 8 - Yarns for Weaving and Summer Challenge Show and Tell

Tuesday November 12 - Warp and Weft Tips

Tuesday December 10 - To Be Determined

 

SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTORS

TAPESTRY PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS WORKSHOP

with Ruth Manning

Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 13, 14 & 15

9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $195

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

Experience: All levels, basic knowledge of weaving helpful

 

 

Description:

Develop the spirit and personality of someone you know by using photographs as source material for your tapestry woven portrait. What characteristics help define this person? Do they wear jewelry, sweaters and turtlenecks, have a favorite color? These are the types of clues we will use to create your woven caricature. Capturing the special spirit and personality isn’t limited to a person, you could choose to weave a beloved pet.

Participants should gather at least 3-5 photos that will help show the subject’s personality and are not intended to be a design to copy. A loom suitable for tapestry weaving with adjustable tension is needed for the workshop.

Instructor will provide all warp and weft needed for the workshop, but participants may want to gather bits and pieces of yarns from their stash that will complement the personality they are weaving. Tapestry technique, such as slit techniques, shape building, and hatching, will be taught as we weave our portrait.

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.