Weaving

Undergraduate

Classes
Credits
  • ARTS(W)301 Beginning Weaving3

    Term: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites: None

    Students are introduced to weaving on four harness looms. Basic loom techniques cover pattern, drafting, warp preparation, dressing, and operating the loom. Projects explore basic weave structures, plain weaves, twills, pattern threadings, and hand manipulated techniques such as tapestry, soumack, leno, inlay, pickup, and rug knots. Students move on to experiment with yarns, their weights, settings, color, and texture. Experienced students have access to eight harness looms, and advanced students have access to sixteen harness looms. Intermediate and advanced projects involve research into techniques such as block design theory, double weaves, brocade, and various complex weave structures. Other options include natural dyeing of yarns, ikat dyeing, card and belt weaving, and pictorial and sculptural tapestry. Field trips include visits to an antique silk weaving factory, a tapestry restoration workshop, and industrial textile expositions. Weaving is taught at Tessilarte: Via Toselli 100, a short bus ride from SACI's main facility.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS(IW)301 Intermediate Weaving3

    Term: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites: Beginning Weaving

    Students are introduced to weaving on four harness looms. Basic loom techniques cover pattern, drafting, warp preparation, dressing, and operating the loom. Projects explore basic weave structures, plain weaves, twills, pattern threadings, and hand manipulated techniques such as tapestry, soumack, leno, inlay, pickup, and rug knots. Students move on to experiment with yarns, their weights, settings, color, and texture. Experienced students have access to eight harness looms, and advanced students have access to sixteen harness looms. Intermediate and advanced projects involve research into techniques such as block design theory, double weaves, brocade, and various complex weave structures. Other options include natural dyeing of yarns, ikat dyeing, card and belt weaving, and pictorial and sculptural tapestry. Field trips include visits to an antique silk weaving factory, a tapestry restoration workshop, and industrial textile expositions. Weaving is taught at Tessilarte: Via Toselli 100, a short bus ride from SACI's main facility.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS(AW)401 Advanced Weaving3

    Term: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Weaving

    Students are introduced to weaving on four harness looms. Basic loom techniques cover pattern, drafting, warp preparation, dressing, and operating the loom. Projects explore basic weave structures, plain weaves, twills, pattern threadings, and hand manipulated techniques such as tapestry, soumack, leno, inlay, pickup, and rug knots. Students move on to experiment with yarns, their weights, settings, color, and texture. Experienced students have access to eight harness looms, and advanced students have access to sixteen harness looms. Intermediate and advanced projects involve research into techniques such as block design theory, double weaves, brocade, and various complex weave structures. Other options include natural dyeing of yarns, ikat dyeing, card and belt weaving, and pictorial and sculptural tapestry. Field trips include visits to an antique silk weaving factory, a tapestry restoration workshop, and industrial textile expositions. Weaving is taught at Tessilarte: Via Toselli 100, a short bus ride from SACI's main facility.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

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