Loveland, CO

Shaker Twisted Runner
Instructor: Sara Bixler
Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Hands on Workshop
Embassy Suites Loveland
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $235.00
The Shakers, a religious community recognized for their distinctive designs in furniture and high quality of craftsmanship, started weaving rag rugs in the 1840’s. Their attractive patterns were the result of twisting finely cut rags or yarns in either an S or Z twist direction. During this workshop each student will weave a Shaker Rag Runner on a pre-warped loom. You will learn how to prepare the rags and yarns, putting twist in the materials while at the loom. Demos will also be done to give you ideas on how to finish your runner with the distinctive shaker braided selvage edging using either a four, five or seven strand braid.

  • Student Maximum: 25
  • Skill Level and Technique: Weaving, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: Student must be able to pre-warp loom in plain weave.
  • Homework: Students will be asked to pre-warp their project on a good working loom that they are knowledgeable in it’s operational usage.
  • Supply List: Students will receive a suggested materials to bring list, including type of materials and yardage requirement, prior to class; notebook with pen and/or pencil, and pre-warped loom with 3/2 perle cotton at 12 EPI
  • Kit: None
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