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Visual artist, Meghan Price to lead Creative Studio Workshop on designing for the TC2 Jacquard Loom using Adobe Photoshop

The TC2 Jacquard Loom at Artscape Daniels is only one of three in Ontario and a handful across Canada. (Photos: Neil Watson)

If you have been compelled to use Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s Thread Controller 2 (TC2) Jacquard digital loom—one of only a handful in Canada, you’ll want to sign up for the prerequisite Creative Studio Workshop offered on January 13 by facilitator and visual artist, Meghan Price, in the Fashion and Textile Studio.

Meghan Price is a visual artist who works in an expanded range of media including print, video and textiles. She has exhibited and held residencies nationally and internationally and her work is in private and public collections in Canada and the US. Meghan lives in Toronto where she teaches in the Textile studios of OCAD University and Sheridan College and is represented by United Contemporary Gallery.

In this day-long workshop, Meghan will give participants an overview of using Photoshop specifically for the preparation of Jacquard Weave files, diving into the weave structures, the relationship between warp and weft, and the creation of tone.

Taking place in the Lloyd & Mimy Hodgkinson Computer Lab, the workshop will provide a basic pathway for translating an image or repeat pattern, reducing colours, loading weave notations as pattern fills and finalising files. It will concentrate on the steps needed to manipulate a photographic image to produce a monochromatic woven file with satin and sateen structures allocated to monochromatic scale.

The registration deadline for this course is Monday, January 11, at noon. Before accessing the TC2 Jacquard Loom, participants must complement this course with 201: Introduction to the TC2 Jacquard Loom and Loom Control Software.


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