The Efficient Weaver Online Workshop
The most common complaint of weavers is that they don’t have enough time for weaving. Production weaver and teacher Laura Fry has an answer: weave more effciently so you can make the most of the weaving time that you have. In addition to getting more textile for your time at the loom, Laura’s techniques and tips will also help you weave better cloth while reducing wear and tear on your body.
In this weaving Online Workshop, you’ll learn:
- How to warp your loom quickly and accurately
- How to achieve correct, consistent tension during warping and weaving
- How to thread faster than you’ve ever imagined
- Techniques for weaving perfect selvedges
- Dozens of ways to make weaving easier on your body
Register today and learn Laura’s secrets for efficient, happy weaving. You’ll get better cloth and more satisfaction from your own weaving time.
Online Workshop includes:
Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the Online Workshop. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.
Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the Online Workshop content. Only you will be able to see your notes.
Video Lesson Run Time: approx. 90 minutes
The videos in this Online Workshop are available for you to watch via streaming. For details, see the ‘Navigate Your Online Workshop’ section within the Online Workshop.
Online Workshop Outline:
- Efficient Weaving
- Winding the Warp
- Beaming with a Valet
- Efficient Warping
- Winding Bobbins, Shuttles, & Pirns
- Selvedges & Tension
- Wrapping Up
About the Instructor
Laura Fry chose weaving as a career in 1975 and studied at some of Canada’s top weaving schools. She started her business in 1977 and since 1980 has worked full-time as a professional handweaver. In 1997, she received certification as one of Canada’s Master Weavers. Laura’s meticulous approach to weaving quality fabric and extensive knowledge of ergonomic weaving are popular with her students, whom she teaches in person and online around the world. Laura is the author of Magic in the Water, a self-published book about the importance of wet-finishing woven fabric. Laura is well known for her concise pearls of weaving wisdom including, “If you can’t be perfect, be consistent,” and, “A thread under tension is a thread under control.” As of early 2018, she is in the midst of writing a new book on weaving design.