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Drafting Bootcamp

The Chicago Weaving School

Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Chicago Weaving School 4201 W Irving Park Rd. ChicagoIL  60641
Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Chicago Weaving School 4201 W Irving Park Rd. ChicagoIL  60641

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What's Included

This class is designed to help you get comfortable with this invaluable skill. Nothing adds to your understanding of a structure like drafting. Quite often, we are shown how to draft, get it, and then find it’s left our heads weeks later. Over the course of these two days, I’ll make sure you get lots of practice in, and send you home with plenty of worksheets to solidify your knowledge. We will play with different types of drafts and structures, discuss warp versus weft drawdowns, multiple and direct tie-ups (and how to translate between the two,) and color drawdowns. Other topics will include finding a repeat, adding borders and other pattern motifs to a basic pattern, and fitting a pattern to your width and EPI requirements. This class will be taught with patience and love, and we will break it down into clear, easy-to-swallow bites! (It’s my experience that just because we can understand something intellectually, it still takes a while to really get it. Getting it takes practice.)

About This Organizer

The Chicago Weaving School provides expert instruction in the art of handweaving. With ongoing classes offered five days a week, beginning to advanced weavers find their creative home where they are free to explore color, texture and pattern through the medium of woven cloth. It is owner Natalie Boyett’s mission to provide an inspiring, inclusive, and encouraging space for all who enter.

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The Chicago Weaving School 4201 W Irving Park Rd. ChicagoIL  60641
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