Traditional Sash Weaving (Juosta) Workshop


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Learn how to weave a traditional sash (juosta) with skilled weaver and long time LTFAI member Kristina Pavilanis Gaputis.  A sash will be woven during the workshop with the final use to be determined by the individual participant—a bookmark, a decorative item for display, as a fob for a key ring, etc.

  • Dates: June 2, 9, 16
  • Time: 7:00 pm  EST
  • Cost: $45  Member price,  $60 Non-member price
  • Registration: May 5 to May 28 2021

Class Schedule

The workshop will be held in three sessions over three consecutive weeks in June.  No kit is available.  Instructions and a detailed materials list will be sent to attendees prior to Session 1.

  • Session 1 – Preparation. A short discussion of the importance and the role of sashes in Lithuanian rural life. Instruction and demonstration of the preparation of a back-strap warp.
  • Session 2 – Weaving. Instruction and demonstration of backstrap weaving and of the technique of pick-up.
  • Session 3 – Finishing off. Techniques for completing the project and finishing off. Discussion of other weaving methods and materials.

Registration and Payment

  1. Contact us at gro.i1675122505aftl@1675122505tcatn1675122505oc1675122505  Please provide your name and phone number (in case we need to dial you in). Interesting to us, but optional: tell us where you are from and maybe a bit about yourself and why you are interested in this workshop.
  2. If you are not a member and would like to join, please pay the fee through the PayPal link on our members page.

Sashes BookSpecial Offer: Discount on LTFAI Sashes book for attendees $30  shipping free.

Learn more about the book here.




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