Syracuse Weavers Guild

Supporting Weaving and Fiber Arts in Central New York Since 1960

The Wide World of Narrow Bands

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Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, NY  (map)

Presenters: Small Bands Study Group

Historically, narrow bands were a necessity, essential for both work and clothing. More recently, handwoven narrow bands are used mostly for decoration, woven in a variety of techniques. Instead of being woven on a shaft-loom, bands can be made with little or only a modest amount of equipment. Remembering Dianne Leach’s passion for band weaving, the Small Bands Study Group will present a potpourri of ways to weave narrow wares, including inkle, tablet weaving, rigid-heddle and pick-up back-strap weaving. There will be opportunities to try your hand at these various techniques.