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Deborah Silver – The Art and Technique of Split Shed Weaving Presented by Illinois Prairie Weavers

Presented by Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild at Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard IL

Sep 12 2023
Deborah Silver – The Art and Technique of Split Shed Weaving Presented by Illinois Prairie Weavers

Learn about this simple way to create stunning new weaving variations!

Deborah Silver will present the art of split shed weaving. A master, she will explain the split-shed weaving technique and the many types of weave structures that can be woven with it.  She will also discuss her creative process and artwork, embodying her appreciation of cross-culturalism. Deborah discovered weaving while acquiring her BFA, pursued the craft of antique furniture upholstery, and opened her own fiber art business. She is the author of The Technique of Split-Shed Weaving; we ... view more »


Meeting is free. Workshop has a fee!

Contact: (630) 204-2679


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Deborah Silver - Split-Shed Weaving Workshop

In-Person Monday, Sept 11 9:30A-4:30P / Tuesday, Sept 12 1:00P- 4:30P / Wed, September 13 9:30A - 4:30P (times CT)

Break away from blocks with split-shed weaving! Weave curves, blend colors, using continuous wefts on a 4-shaft loom with no special equipment. In this workshop, you will create multiple combinations of weave structures using only four shafts and straight threading, changing only tie-ups, and treadling between samples. Most of these combinations would normally require a minimum of eight shafts. Experiment with mixing twills, summer and winter, double weave, Han damask, taqueté and more!  Learn to make a cartoon on cloth that will advance with the warp and will not wrinkle when beating.  Leave with the ability to complete your samples at home with drafts and instructions. Deborah is the author of the book The Technique of Split-Shed Weaving. Learn more at

Workshop fee: Members: $155. Non-members $175. Includes warping instructions and handouts.  Materials Required: Pre-warped loom. Loom may be may be table or floor. Warp threads may be inexpensive; a variety of weft yarns may be used.   

Sign up now!   Web site registration:

Contact: Jodi Ward ( for more information. Checks payable to: Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild, send to: Jodi Ward, 1019 Independence Blvd, Yorkville IL 60560  

Non-members will be allowed to register starting August 15th.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



Congregation Etz Chaim

1710 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148

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