Weaving Workshop

Overshot — More than Stars and Roses

Thursday, April 19, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Instructor — Barbara Diefenderfer

$25 per person at registration, plus $15 per person to Barbara for workbook and class fee at the beginning of the workshop


Students will learn to weave and understand traditional overshot patterns as they were known to our grandmothers and explore ways to transform these patterns into 21st century beauties.  Convert star fashion treadlings into beautiful circular rose fashion designs.  Discover weaving in the Italian fashion as well as several flame point and boundweave variations.

Floor or table looms are equally acceptable for this class, which will only use 4 shafts.  Natural colored 10/2 or 8/2 cotton will be used for the warp.  Directions for warping and threading will be supplied upon registration.  Students will come to class with looms dressed and ready to begin weaving the learning sampler.  Tables will be available as needed.


Barbara Diefenderfer is a Master Weaver and well-known in the Mid-Atlantic area for weaving instruction.  She is a Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association Conference instructor and a long term teacher at the Museum.  She enjoys pushing the limits of weave structures and watching her students learn new ways to create beautiful pieces.

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