HM245 Fiber Arts II Fall Intensive 2012
Instructor(s) Jody Stoddard
Meeting Time(s) TBA
Fiber Arts room
Office and Hours Second Floor Kane, posted hours or by appointment
Email/Phone email@example.com, 802-586-7711 ext 166
[Prerequisite(s)] Fiber I or permission of instructor
Required Texts None required
[Supplementary Readings] Handouts provided, as well as books on reserve
Description Making fabrics on a variety of looms. Students learn to design and weave beautiful and practical textiles with looms from many traditions. Possibilities include European floor looms, South American backstrap looms, cross-cultural tablets, Japanese kumihimo, primitive mat-looms, and others.
Format Class time includes instruction in and hands-on practice of techniques, supplemented by handouts and informal discussion. Students will also work independently or in small groups outside of class, depending on loom type and availability. Written component focuses on self-critiquing selected projects. Looms, materials tools provided. Work will be exhibited at the end of semester.
Course Objectives To introduce students to the principles and practice of several types of weaving, using simple and complex looms. To practice critiquing the work of self and others. By the end of the semester students will have planned and implemented a variety of weaving projects and will understand the workings of various looms.
Evaluation Equal parts attendance, participation in classwork and critiques, completion of projects, and display of work.
Course Calendar/Outline Day 1, intro and overview of objectives. Acquaintance with looms and vocabulary. Discussion of possible projects. Day 2, winding warp and threading cards for tablet weaving. Day 3, tablet weaving. Day 4, winding warp and dressing floor loom(s). Days 5 – 9, weave webs and redress floor looms, clean and assemble donated floor loom. Day 10, review and display of work completed.