This class is for people who are already familiar with plain inkle weaving but would like to learn about weaving bands with alphabets and messages. We’ll look at different methods of warping an inkle loom for letters and discuss the pros and cons of each. Then students will design their own message, warp their loom, and start “writing” their message! It will likely need to be finished after the class. If you need to borrow a loom, please indicate this when you register for the class. Yarns will be available for purchase. Prerequisite: Intro to Inkle Weaving or familiarity with warping an inkle loom on your own. Please bring at least 25 heddles for your inkle loom.
Instructor: Penny Lacroix
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost: $50.00 plus materials
Minimum 3 students; maximum 10 students
Penny Lacroix is a fiber artist specializing in weaving and spinning. She is a co-chair of the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild, Chair of the Morning Workshop Committee for the Weavers’ Guild of Boston, and an active member of the Boston Area Spinners and Dyers. In all these positions, she appreciates the multitude of opportunities to interact with spinners and weavers of all levels and with other people in the arts community. She recently completed the Explorations in Advanced Weaving program with Laurie Autio and the Apprentice rating through the Weavers’ Guild of Boston. Her resume includes Systems Engineer, Museum Director, and ongoing activities as an 18th century reenactor. All her past experiences interweave in her current Fiber Arts career as she teaches weaving and spinning and presents textile programs to guilds and at historical venues. Penoix’s Weave Studio is based in her home in Westford, Massachusetts, which she shares with numerous looms and spinning wheels, her husband, and their furry companions.