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Zero Waste Backstrap Weaving with Cynthia Alberto

This workshop will introduce the history of backstrap weaving, an ancient and globally practiced tradition consisting of two sticks with stretched warps in between. Using both traditional and modern backstrap looms to develop woven projects with an emphasis on sustainable, zero-waste weaving, you will observe and study samples of backstrap looms from various cultures – Philippines, Indonesia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. You will then learn how to create and weave on your own backstrap loom with three weaving techniques: plain weave, interlocking, and vertical stripes.


Date(s): 05/05/2024 to 05/06/2024

Cost: $445





Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey United States