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The Landscape in Overshot: A Weaving Workshop

  • Warren Wilson College 817 Warren Wilson Road Swannanoa, NC, 28778 United States (map)

Overshot is a highly-optical weaving structure with a rich history for abstractly representing elements of the natural world, culturally significant stories, and both people and places near and far. Titles for these overshot patterns include Lover’s Knot, General Lee’s Surrender, Cat Tracks & Snail Trails, and North Carolina Star. The technique is coveted in the Southern Appalachians as the structure was used to hand weave coverlets (blankets) throughout the region long after industrialized textile production took over in the rest of the country. We will be attentive to the landscape around Warren Wilson College though walks, the gathering of potential weaving materials, and other sensory engagements. Materially and conceptually we will bring the landscape to the loom. Open to all skill levels- from those who have never woven to experienced textile practitioners- The Landscape in Overshot will offer an introduction to weaving basics, develop specific techniques around the structure of overshot, and result in weavings both collaboratively and individually produced.

Workshop Cost $330, Materials fee $50