How to weave a tube in a tube


Wednesday, August 15
09:30 to 16:30 &
Thursday, August 16
09:30 to 16:30


215,00 $ Can
5,00 $ Can
220,00 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

A weekend (3-day) pass to the festival is offered to participants taking a workshop. (limit one pass per person)


Weaving a simple tube in plain weave is rather easy. A tube that comes out of a tube is another challenge; it becomes a 3D weaving. All planning is done on paper with simple illustrations to better understand. Each participant will be shown and asked to weave a few miniature compound tubes. There are many occasions to submit textile works in Miniature exhibitions. And, in order to teach my students how to plan multiple layers, on paper (without the help of a weaving software), I first have instructed them how to create a 3D weaving consisting of a single tube. For their own research, they had to come up with different options : a) a tube in a tube; b) a tube in a tube that is already in a tube; c) a tube coming out of a tube, etc). We had great results. I would like to share these with participants to this session

What to bring

A 8 or 16 shaft table loom wound with a 8/2 cotton warp in one color. Sett is 40 ends per inch; width 10 to 12 inches. Length approx. 3 yards.

Material provided:

Handouts and metal thread for testing


Louise Lemieux-Bérubé
French and English
Wednesday, August 15 09:30 to 16:30 & Thursday, August 16 09:30 to 16:30
121 Complexe Whissell

Have a multiple shaft (8 at least) weaving loom and know how to use it

Louise Lemieux-Bérubé

Louise Lemieux-Bérubé

Born in Montreal, Louise Lemieux Bérubé has graduated in Art History from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She has studied Jacquard weaving at the Rhodes Island School of Design and combines her skills in photography, computerized textile creations and weaving. As a professional artist for more than 30 years, she has exhibited in Canada as well as in many countries of the world. Her work is represented in public collections (including the Canadian Embassy in London, UK; Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin; Place des Arts in Montréal, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, etc.) as well as in numerous private collections. Lemieux Bérubé is the cofounder of the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles where she has taught students from around the world during and where she has curated numerous textile exhibitions. She is the author of Le Tissage créateur (1998), a text book for weavers, and the co-author, with Carole Greene, of her biography, Unwinding the Threads (2012). En 2013, she receives « la médaille de chevalière de l’Ordre national du Québec » et, en 2015, celle de « l’Ordre du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec ».


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