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Band Weaving on Inkle and RIgid Heddle Looms


  • San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center 18312 West Oxnard Street Tarzana, CA, 91356 United States (map)

For more info and to enroll, please visit the So Cal Handweaver’s Guild site, here.

ABOUT ANNA ZINSMEISTER: A lifetime member of the Southern California Handweavers’ Guild. She learned weaving in 1972 while attending Immaculate Heart College where she received her B.A. in art. She learned to spin on her own around 1978. Anna received a M.A. in Art with a textiles major in 1985 from California State University, Northridge. Anna has taught weaving at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Autry Museum, local craft shops, and weaving groups in Southern California. Anna currently teaches both weaving and spinning privately, through the Burbank Park and Recreation Department .

MORNING PROGRAM: September 14 Band Weaving

Woven bands are used in many ways – whenever one wants to tie or attach something to something else. Anna will explore band weaving with examples from her own weaving.

1-1/2-DAY WORKSHOP: Sept. 14, 1:00-4:00; Sept, 15, 9:00-4:00 Band Weaving with Inkle Loom or Rigid Heddle Loom

Participants will learn to set up an inkle loom (or for rigid heddle users, how to warp a rigid heddle loom to weave bands). The workshop will explore how to read a pattern and will include a bibliography of useful references. The project for the class will be a sampler using cotton yarn that will be purchased by the student before the workshop. Anna will provide a supply list and list of sources for these supplies. The samplers for both looms will show the different possibilities that can be achieved on each loom.