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   Wedge Weave - Tapestry Weaving -3 day Workshop

             with Connie Lippert                                                  

                      May 9,10 & 11

                       9:00 am - 4:00pm each day

                                        Student must come with prewarped loom

                                        Loom rental and warp and weft materials available,

                                        contact studio for details


Experience level needed: Student should have warping and weaving knowledge. 

                                         Some weft-faced weaving experience is helpful. 

                             Class size 10 max

                             Cost: $375


 This workshop is in partnership with Wisconsin Handweavers Inc. (WHI)

                               for information on WHI Guild  


Class description:

In contrast to most weaves which are woven in a plane horizontal to the loom, wedge weave is woven on the diagonal.  This results in a weft-faced weaving with many distinctive characteristics and exciting design potential.  Work on you own prewarped loom to explore wedge weave through hands-on experience as well as with detailed handouts and images.

More details on what to bring to workshop available upon registration. Contact studio with questions.

Connie Lippert weaves tapestries using the wedge weave technique and yarns hand-dyed with natural materials.

Her work has been exhibited in 30 states. She has received several artist grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Connie’s work is represented in museum, corporate, academic, and private collections and has been widely published.  Her tapestries are represented in several new books including Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond by Tommye Scanlin, The Art is the Cloth by Micala Sidore and in The Art of Tapestry Weaving by Rebecca Mezoff.  Connie’s journey with weaving is documented in a book by author Carole Green in Connie Lippert: A Wedge Weaver’s Storied Cloth.

She has taught wedge weave workshops and given seminars in California, New York, Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. 

Connie is represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, North Carolina.


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

                                            Workshop to be rescheduled for later in 2022

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

                              Class size 6-10 

                              Workshop registration and Silk Yarn color choice deadline is TBA

                              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.

Log Cabin Rigid Heddle Workshop



Instructor:  Mark Aycock and Laurie Thalacker

                              Class size 2-6

Weave a Log Cabin table runner

Saturday November 19     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

            Workshop Cost: $65 plus yarn choice below

             Materials: Your rigid heddle loom with 8 dent reed, shuttles, threading hook

             Yarn Color choices - choose TWO CONTRASTING COLORS in the selection below

                                              for us to create the kit you will use for the workshop

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

                                           and basic weaving


Workshop Description: You will use your rigid heddle loom to learn

                       -demonstration on how to use a warping board for indirect warp measurement  

                       -  how to dress a loom using indirect method using a prepared kit

                       - how to weave the log cabin pattern table runner 15" width by up to 36" length

                       - hem stitched edges


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and Handwoven Magazine

WI Alpaca an Fiber Fest 
Just Weave - Rigid Heddle 


Learn to use a rigid heddle loom...

This workshop will be held at the

WI Alpaca and Fiber Festival in Madison, WI

New Holland Pavilion 1

at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison
April 29 & 30, 2023

Instructor:  Nancy Wilson, Mark Aycock and Laurie Thalacker

                              Class size max 10

Weave an Alpaca Mock Houndstooth Scarf

Saturday April 29 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

            Workshop Cost: $95

            Materials and use of loom included in cost of class - Classic Alpaca yarn

             Weave  8" x approx 40" scarf

             Yarn Color choices available must be made prior to class


Experience level needed: No weaving experience required


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

           the basics of rigid heddle weaving: the looms will be warped for you and ready to               weave. there will be a demonstration on how a loom is warped using the direct                   method.

           You will weave an soft and elegant mock houndstooth scarf using alpaca yarn.

           After sign up for the workshop, you will receive an email asking for color choices

           for your scarf. The finallength of your scarf may vary for each individual.

Lost Art

Fiber and Textile Studio

Nancy Wilson


located at Springs Gallery / Studios

519 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
WEDNESDAYS 3:00 - 5:00 pm
SATURDAYS 1:00 - 3:00 pm
or by appointment
Studio will be closed until September 11
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