Email class with Joanne Hall
The countermarch loom is your friend. The countermarch is actually a very simple way to tie up loom shafts, lamms, and treadles. In this class, we will dispel any thoughts of difficulty with how the countermarch works.
Instruction will be by email with attachments and references to pages in my two books. Along with balancing a countermarch tie-up, using the Texsolv tie-up system, and evaluating and adjusting sheds, I will help you with warping and weaving. Although some of you may simply want to listen in, learning will be more complete if you plan to warp, tie-up, and weave along with us.
As we will be discussing warping, the tie-up, and weaving, it is very helpful if everyone is weaving something similar. I am suggesting an 8-shaft, two-block, broken twill (turned twill) in linen, cotton, or cottolin. An easy project would be towels or a table runner. Colors and pattern can be your own. Some of you may want to plan a warp which is different from these projects that I am describing; please let me know your interests.
Linne table runner
Email me if you would like to know more details, stating what you are most interested in learning. I will send updates about the class and projects, based on the information I receive from you. The only cost to you will be warp and weft, weaving supplies you may not have on hand, and the two books. Both books are available at Amazon.com.
Joanne Hall, Masters in Textile Design, University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor, University of Montana, and Cal Poly, CA
Teaching weaving since l971