Basic weaving

October 17, 2022

Basic weaving on the shaft loom

A course for learning the basics of weaving and how to weave ‘samplers’ on pre-prepared 4-to-8 heddle looms, to manage tensioning, shrinkage and shuttles, to repair broken threads and defects in the weave, to create impeccable selvedges.
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November 15, 2021

Weaving on the shaft loom: threading and drafting

Theoretical/practical course to learn textile drafting; that is, how to read a diagram of the various components, threading, knotting and pedal set-up, and then weaving from the drawing on the loom.
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IV edition Master I level "Textile - Creation of Art Fabrics" 2021/2022

1st level academic Master in Textiles – Creation of Art Fabrics: 1500 hours for learning to design and hand-produce precious fabrics. The course opens the way to collaborative working relationships in the ancient textiles restoration sector and in construction of costumes for the stage and film. The course foresees internships and apprenticeships at companies and at textile museums.
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Italian Folk Weaving

The lessons review the techniques and styles typical of several regions of Italy - Tuscany, Lombardy, Umbria, Sicily, Sardinia - from the thread to the finished fabric.
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Carpet weaving - level 2

Advanced level: each student designs a small carpet, draws the cartoon, and then handweaves his/her work.
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Tapestry weaving - level 2

Advanced level: each student designs a small tapestry, draws the cartoon, and then handweaves his/her work.
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Carpet weaving - level 1

Notions of history, use and technique relating to carpet-making. Course I: Basic level
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Tapestry weaving - level 1

Notions of history, use and technique relating to tapestry-making.
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