ARTS(IW)301 Intermediate Weaving, Patricia Kinsella, Spring 2019 | SACI College of Art & Design Florence

ARTS(IW)301 Intermediate Weaving, Patricia Kinsella, Spring 2019

Lab fee of €60 covers materials for projects 1, 2, and 3. Students must purchase yarn for project 4, average cost approx. €20 - €50.

Project 1: Eight Harness Weaving Sampler 
Students will select one of the following weaves:
- Doublecloth
- Summer and Winter
- Damask

Students will learn:
- Block theory
- Group threading
- How to interpret their design in the chosen weave
Due February 6

Project 2: Eight harness Pattern Weave Scarf 
Students will learn:
- How to design a multi-harness pattern
- Color and weave effect
- How to manipulate multiple warp and weft elements
Due March 11

Project 3: Off-Loom Weaving 
Students will learn:
- How to weave 2 and 3 dimensional forms on a simple handmade loom
Due April 17

Project 4: Final Project 
3 meters of fabric, functional or conceptual, based on one of the themes or techniques studied during the semester. Students will present a project proposal with a color sketch, measurements, yarn selection, amount of yarn needed, warp and weft layout, threading plan and weave draft for approval before weaving their fabric.
Project Proposal due March 18
Final project due April 17

Schedule

Week 1

Monday, January 7
Intro di class, Project 1

Wednesday, January 9
Designing with block threading

Week 2

Monday, January 14
Summer and Winter, Damask

​Wednesday, January 16
Hand manipulated techniques

Week 3

Monday, January 21
Tapestry

Wednesday, January 23
Weave drafting, fabric analysis

Week 4

Monday, January 28
Doublecloth

Wednesday, January 30
Finishing techniques

Week 5

Monday, February 4
Project 1 due, Intro Project 2

Wednesday, February 6
Consultation Project 2

Week 6

Monday, February 11
Work on Project 2

Wednesday, February 13
Work on Project 2

Week 7

Monday, February 18
Intro Project 3

Wednesday, February 20
Consultation Project 3

 

 

Week 8

MIDTERM BREAK (February 23 - March 3)

 

 

Week 9

Monday, March 4
Work on Project 2 and 3

Wednesday, March 6
Work on Project 2 and 3

Week 10

Monday, March 11
Project 2 due, Intro Project 4

Wednesday, March 13
Consultation Project 4

Week 11

Monday, March 18
Project 4 proposal due

Wednesday, March 20
Work on Project 4

Week 12

Monday, March 25
Work on Project 4

Wednesday, March 27
Work on Project 4

Week 13

Monday, April 1
Work on Project 4

Wednesday, April 3
Work on Project 4

Week 14

Monday, April 8
Work on Project 4

Wednesday, April 10
Work on Project 4

Week 15

Monday, April 15
Work on Project 4

Wednesday, April 17
Final  Critique 
- Projects 3 and 4 due
Bring all completed work to class

GRADING

Percentage of Grade

Attendance  20%
Project 1      20%
Project 2      20%
Project 3      15%
Project 4      25%

Graduate Students
Students in MFA, MA, and Post-Bac programs are expected to complete additional assignments and to produce work at a level appropriate for students in a graduate program. They are graded accordingly and, if they successfully complete all course requirements for graduate students, receive graduate-level credit for the course.

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