Drawloom Treasures

For our drawloom alumni

Instructors: Becky Ashenden, Tonya Jones, Eva Gaultney

Dates offered 2022: Nov 7–10, Nov 14–17

Other dates may be possible for the larger project; contact us to discuss.

Sitting down to weave at a drawloom is truly an idyllic and unparalleled experience. Drawloom Treasures offers you the opportunity to sit down at a pre-dressed drawloom and weave a beautiful piece. Explore our extensive library of patterns and ideas for further inspiration. We offer a Mon–Tue session and/or a Wed–Thu session on our smaller projects. Spending all four days on one loom will allow you to complete a larger project.

Project options

  • Single unit damask
  • Shaft draw damask
  • Opphämta
  • Single unit and shaft draw combination, damask

(Project choice is first come, first served)

Choosing a design

We will take time at the beginning of each session to do some designing and look at numerous samples for inspiration.

We have plenty of "stock" patterns, or all the tools and help you need to plan your own design.

Shaft draw – opphämta

Details

  • 360 units
  • 16/2 cotton warp, ecru (505)
  • 4 shafts
  • 2 treadles (+ 4 optional rosepath treadles)
  • Width: 55 cm [80 cm loom]

Single unit draw – damask

Details

  • 80 units
  • 22/2 cottolin warp, doubled, chestnut (2018)
  • 6 shaft satin
  • 6 treadles
  • Width: 48 cm

Shaft draw – damask

Details

  • 85 units
  • 8/2 cotton warp, umber (462)
  • 8 shaft satin
  • 8 treadles
  • Width: 49 cm [100 cm Standard]

Big damask tablecloth

shaft draw with combo
(4 days only)

Details

  • Weave: 5-shaft satin
  • Warp: 16/2 cotton, midnight (603)
  • Weft: 16/1 linen
  • Width: 97.5 cm [120 cm Standard]

The middle of this project has a pointed threading on 29 pattern shafts, and there is a strip on each edge that has single unit patterning available 15 units wide.

Drawloom Treasures course

birds & diamonds

Drawloom Treasures course

alphabet by Tonya, single-unit

Drawloom Treasures course

six sheep, shaft draw

Drawloom Treasures course

home sweet home

Drawloom Treasures course

pumpkin & squash, single-unit

Drawloom Treasures course

bees by Lisa Hill

Drawloom Treasures course

Mora opphämta

Drawloom Treasures course

buildings by Tonya

Drawloom Treasures course

four for tea

Drawloom Treasures course

wheat at Bassett Road

Drawloom Treasures course

ocelot

Drawloom Treasures course

butterfly & moth

Prerequisites: Drawloom ABC (or its predecessor, Drawloom Basics)

Max enrollment: 4

Course fee:
2 days: $300 (Wed–Thu session could leak into Fri a.m.)
4 days: $550 (could leak into Fri a.m.)

Materials fee: $40 per meter woven ($78/meter for the big damask tablecloth)

Room & board: We offer a variety of room & board plans with lodging in Farmhouse, Cabin, or Glamping Tent

For more detail: See also costs & logistics, food & accommodations

Schedule: Instruction time 9:00–noon and 1:30–4:30. Exceptions: on the last day, instruction ends at noon, and checkout must be completed by 3:00. Once a session begins, the Barn studio is available at all hours.