Weaving with Fabric — A Fiber Arts Class

BARN presented a fabric weaving class using simple frame looms. Caroline Cooley Brown taught the enthusiastic participants using a technique that she developed. We used fabric for both the warp (fabrics wound vertically on the loom) and the weft (fabrics wound horizontally on the loom). We wove on a “Friendly Loom Product” — a lap loom that Harrisville Designs produces.

Caroline Cooley Browne
Caroline Cooley Browne, Class Instructor

Caroline shared scores of examples of her fabric weaving technique as she answered questions about how she designed and wove her examples. Then we wove two examples — with the second project incorporating simple tapestry weaving techniques.

Caroline Cooley Browne
Caroline Cooley Browne

Caroline serves as a member of BARN’s Board of Directors and is an active fiber artist. Bainbridge Arts & Crafts represents her fiber art. The Bainbridge Museum of Art also features her work. Caroline holds a masters degree in fine arts from the University of Washington. She loves to spark enthusiasm about weaving among fiber arts students and anyone who is new to fiber arts.

Deanna Wilkes Booth
Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs Admiring her Project
Students weaving fabric
Students Weaving Fabric on Simple Looms
Intense Interest in New Techniques
Intense Interest in New Techniques

Article and Photos by Donna Lee Dowdney

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