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Looking at a piece of fabric (commercial or handwoven), have you ever wondered if you could weave the pattern? Learn how to examine a piece of woven fabric and reverse engineer the draft. Participants should already be familiar with how to read and create a draft. We’ll work both on paper and on Fiberworks PCW. Optional supplies: fabrics you’re interested in analyzing, a pick glass or magnifying glass, and a laptop with Fiberworks (any version, multiple studio laptops are available for students to use), or other device with weaving software. 


Instructor: Penny Lacroix


Date: Friday, October 27, 2023

Time:   9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $50.00

Minimum 3 students; maximum 10 students    

Weaving Analysis

  • 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. 


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