Weaving with Wire
Sculptural purse by Joy Raskin
Instructor: Joy Raskin
Level: All Skill Levels
Length: 4 Sessions
Tuition: $ 195
Materials: $ 35
Date: May 14, 2012 - June 11, 2012
Time: Every Monday at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Explore the wonderful world of weaving wire! Wire is such a fascinating, flexible medium that naturally lends itself to weaving and textile techniques. One of the advantages is that it is a low-tech process, that does not require a lot of fancy tools so you can take it on the road or work from the comfort of your living room!
Over four weeks, students will learn the tabby weave, twining, triple over weave, herringbone, plaiting and soumak. Work in flat, vessel and tubular forms; which can be made into jewelry, sculpture, baskets, lampshades and other wonderful home accessories.
This course is open to all levels. Students can choose to pursue samples of each technique or do one or two projects incorporating any number of weaves.
This class is 4 sessions long. Each session is 3 hours. There will be no class on May 28. If a make-up class is necessary, it will be held on June 18.
Materials & Tools
There is a materials fee for this class of $35. It includes plenty of 12g. to 28g. round wire in brass, copper, bronze and nickel. Students will also have the opportunity to purchase colorful copper at class. (Estimated cost $8 to $30)
Students Should Bring:
Metalwerx has many of these tools available for use at class but students may have to share. Bring your own if you prefer.
- Favorite pliers (chain nose, round nose, flat nose)
- Wire cutters
- Scribe or centerpunch - a tool with a narrow, sharp point like a large needle
- Optivisors, if necessary
- Any beads ( seed beads, small beads) to add as decoration