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Textiles: Beginning Weaving
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Florence, Italy

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Textiles 200 English 3 90 N/A

This course is an introduction of the traditional art of weaving fabrics.  In this beginning weaving course students work on four harness weaving looms. The basic loom techniques include: weaving terminology, textile analysis and pattern drafting, preparation of wrap, dressing and operating the loom.  Weaving techniques covered are: twills, basket, satin rep, double weave, and hand manipulated techniques: tapestry, inlay, pick-up, brocade, rug knots, leno and lace, and belt weave.  This course is intended for fashion design and textile design students.

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