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8-Shaft Rep Runner: A study in Block Design Using Linked Blocks and Solid Stripes (Workshop)

MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA 2019 Conference), Millersville Pennsylvania

Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Using the same profile draft, weavers will thread an 8-shaft loom with four or five different colors of 3/2 or 5/2 cotton to design a table runner. The runner will feature a series of 4-block motifs in the center, with a border featuring 2-block motifs in opposite colors. The border will be separated from the center designs by solid-color stripes. The workshop will begin with a slide presentation and a series of exercises on graph paper for weavers to familiarize themselves with the concept of block design. Weavers will use a series of Design Pages from An Exaltation of Blocks written by Rosalie Neilson. There are 1,024 different 4-block motifs. Weavers will received enough designs in their handouts to whet their creative appetites. A supply list will be sent via email upon registration. 

Materials fee: $20 – Coil bound handout in color