Mechanics with Justin Squizzero
Mastery of tools is essential to any craftsman or artist, and weaving is no exception. In this workshop students will gain in-depth knowledge of the factors at play in four-post looms, how those attributes affect the woven goods, and how to select and manipulate the loom to produce the desired results. We will discuss shedding mechanisms and make hands on comparisons weaving the same warp counterbalanced and countermarched. Shuttles, temples, warp lines, harness, ratchets and everything else we use to weave will be addressed, so bring your questions! Some time will be dedicated to learning how dobby, draw, and jacquard looms operate as well. Whether a novice or seasoned weaver this class will offer an opportunity to get better acquainted with in nuts and bolts (literally) of weaving.