Spring Workshop 2020 – Robyn Spady
There are two sides to every cloth
Saturday, April 18th – Sunday, April 19th, 9am-4pm
All cloth has two sides, so why not make them as distinct and interesting as possible, even completely different? On as few as three shafts, it’s possible to weave versatile fabric that possesses completely different appearance on each side. In this round robin style workshop, participants will be presented with numerous ways to achieve cloth with two different sides, including double faced twills, double faced overshot and stitched double cloth. This workshop is a combination of four to eight shaft looms.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure seeking beginners)
Robyn Spady was introduced to handweaving as a baby with her handwoven baby blanket woven by her grandmother. Inspired by her blankie, she learned to weave at a young age and has been weaving for over 40 years. She completed HGA’s Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized study Loom controlled Stitched Double Cloth. Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four shaft weaves, uncommon and advances weave structures and passementerie techniques. Robyn is also the founder and editor of Heddlecraft magazine.