Weaving for Texture

July 29 - August 2, 2022

Weaving for Texture


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $75

Come explore a variety of ways to get maximum texture in handwoven cloth. Using floor looms, we will weave in multiple structures and with a variety of materials to achieve distinct effects that utilize shrinking yarns, deflected threads, and multi-layer weaving. Participants will create a set of samples to inform their weaving ideas going forward, and learn how to select appropriate pattern drafts and yarns to achieve cloth with movement and dimension, from subtle to extreme. Experienced weavers will explore new ways of working, but ambitious beginners are welcome as we will discuss and practice the essential steps of hand-weaving including designing a project, winding a warp, dressing the floor loom, and wet finishing.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Amanda Thatch

Amanda Thatch is a textile, book, and paper artist. She received her MFA in Design Studies/Textiles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021 and a BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004. Amanda learned to weave while a Core Fellow at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, where she later served as the studio coordinator for textiles and drawing/painting. She has spent time as a resident artist at Art Farm in Nebraska, an intern at Women’s Studio Workshop in Upstate New York, and a Research Fellow at Winterthur Library in Delaware. She has taught and assisted textile classes at multiple craft schools, been a visiting artist at several colleges and universities, and her work has been shown at galleries such as Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln, NE, Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, Studio Fusion Gallery in London, England, and others.

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