October 8, 2022

Program and Workshops

Joanne Hall

The Artist:

Joanne is a weaver, teacher, and author with a master’s degree in textile design from the University of Minnesota. After teaching at the University of Montana and Cal Poly, she started the Elkhorn Mountains Weaving Studio in Montana, where she weaves tapestries and teaches classes. Joanne has made seven trips to Sweden to learn about Swedish weaves and looms. Author of “Tying up the Countermarch Loom” and “Learning to Warp Your Loom,” she is very knowledgeable about looms and how to make them work. She teaches for art centers, weaving shops, and guilds throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Guild Meeting/Program: Swedish Weavers, Their Weaves, Looms, and Traditions

Joanne Hall, author of “Tying up the Countermarch Loom” and “Learning to Warp Your Loom” will share her extensive knowledge and exploration of her own Swedish heritage based on numerous trips to Sweden to talk to and work with Swedish weavers. She will recount her experiences attending Swedish weaving schools and conferences and will bring woven items to display.

Date/Time: October 8, 2022 10:30 AM (following Guild meeting)

Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Mini Workshop: Swedish Band Weaving

Students begin to weave a plain weave on pre-warped bands. They will then return the bands and will take a band that has a pick- up pattern. Some bands will have 5 pattern warps, but there will be 7-, 9-, and up to 15-pattern warps for those with more band weaving experience. Joanne will demonstrate warping, so students can warp their own heddle reeds either in the class or at home.

Date/Time: October 8, 2022 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Mini Workshop Fee: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $50.00

Student’s Materials Fee: $15
Joanne will provide all supplies for the mini-workshop. She will ship out pre-warped bands to one address in time for the October Guild meeting. She will lend wound warps, wefts, handouts, and the use of some personal equipment, as well as a heddle reed and shuttle. Students will bring warping pegs to be attached to tables. All reeds and warps will be returned to the artist. The artist will collect kit fees directly from students at the workshop.

Student Supply List:
Students should bring to the workshop the previously provided bands, scissors, and measuring tape. If the students have slender Swedish boat shuttles, quills or temples they should bring them.
Click here to print supply list.

Extended Workshop: Creating a Spiral Felted Wrap

As a category, pattern weaves are those which are woven with two shuttles. One weft forms the ground weave and the second weft creates a pattern, usually by weaving floats on the surface of the ground weave.
Each participant will warp their own portable loom ahead of time for use in a round robin workshop using Swedish pattern weaves. Students will learn to weave seven kinds of Swedish pattern weaves. Weaves which can be included in this workshop are

1. Halvdräll (two blocks, four treadles)
2. Munkabälte (monksbelt, a two block, four treadle weave)
3. Jämtlandsväv (four shaft weave, which inspired the crackle weave)
4. Jämtlandsväv (simplified draft)
5. Kukkola (Jämtlansväv in combination with a block with a longer float)
6. Rosengång (rosepath, a four shaft, four or six treadle pattern)
7. Daldräll (Swedish overshot weave)
8. Opphämta (pick up weave, usually woven on a drawloom or with half heddle sticks). The opphämta weave is included if a counterbalance or countermarch loom is available.

Date/Time: October 9-11, 2022 10:00 to 4:00 PM

Location: to be determined

Workshop Fee: Members: $240.00 Non-Members: $330.00

Student’s Materials Fee: $45
Joanne will provide all supplies for the workshop. Joanne will supply wound warps in time for students to pick them up at the October Guild meeting. She will supply wefts, handouts, warping thread and the use of some personal equipment, as well as a heddle reed and shuttles. Joanne will use warping pegs attached to tables. The artist will collect kit fees directly from students at the workshop.

Student Supply List:
Students should bring to the workshop their warped loom, scissors, and measuring tape. If the students have slender Swedish boat shuttles, quills or temples they should bring them.
Click here to print supply list