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8 Shaft Weaving Intensive – North Carlton

GuildIntensiveThe Handweavers and Spinners 8 Shaft Certificate Weaving course will run in intensive mode as a 2 x 12 week ‘Monday School’ from Feb. 2016. This course provides weavers with 4 Shaft experience an excellent grounding in 8 Shaft woven structure and design.

2016 Dates: 12 Mondays: February 15th – May 9.
(Folio due for assessment June 20th.)

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: Members $1,120.00 Non Members $1,210.00
(Includes $80.00 Material Fee) Payable in 3 installments.
Alternative payment plans also available by arrangement.

Venue: Guild Rooms, 655 Nicholson Street, North Carlton.

Enrolments now open: Visit the Guild or Telephone (03) 9387 9222 to register and pay by credit card. Office hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.

8 Shaft Program: Feb – May 2016 (June Assessment). 
Introduction to Multi-Shaft Weaving, Twill theory and variations, Brocade theory and design, Honeycomb and undulated weaves, Damask design and pick up, Double weave, 6 block Summer and Winter, Laces, Cell weaves and Pique. Design and production of an 8 shaft article. Exploration of Yarn, Fibres, Finishes and Costing.

Looms may be hired for $50 if required, or you may bring your own loom (min 8 shafts).

For further information email Ilka.

The classes surpassed my expectation and expanded my knowledge to bursting.
8 Shaft Certificate Student, 2015

I wanted my interest in weaving re-vitalised and myself re-motivated and the course has done much more than that.
8 Shaft Certificate Student, 2015

Ilka’s experience and knowledge is incredible. I felt so supported during the classes and have expanded my knowledge and increased my confidence immensely.
8 Shaft Certificate Student, 2015

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