- A Great Rep Weave Teacher! Review by Loretta
Having had the wonderful opportunity to meet and take a workshop with Rosalie Nelson in 2005, it was a treat to revisit all the extensive ideas Rosalie has to share through this video. She is a gracious teacher who is passionate, obviously talented, and very knowledgeable. Actually, several years after taking Rosalie's workshop, our guild had a problem with tying up an 8 shaft Rep draft. We contacted Rosalie, who went over and above to helped us work through the problem. By the way, our problem had to do with "the teaching (that) is done on a blackboard, working out configurations". It is well worth understanding the theory of Rep and Rosalie explains it very well. Well done Rosalie!
(Posted on 1/21/14)
- Great Rep Weave Video! Review by Red Gate Weaver
I always admire Rosalie Neilson projects in Handwoven magazine. Last year, I adapted one of her 2008 rug patterns for our home. Daunting! 1) I’d never before woven a rug, let alone something 3.5’ x 7’; 2) I’d never woven warp-rep; and 3) I didn’t fully understand blocks. I needed “Weaving Rep”! The video is filled with information, tips and shortcuts for happy rep weaving. If there’s a shortcoming, it’s that a little more time could be devoted to dressing the loom. Rosalie touches briefly on back-to-front warping (mentioning sectional warping and warp bouts), but weavers who customarily dress a loom front-to-back need more understanding of why the reverse is easier or better for warp-rep. Is it? I’m not sure. I’m sure, though, that I’ll refer to “Weaving Rep” many times as I tackle more rep projects in the future. Thank you, Rosalie Neilson!
(Posted on 1/4/14)
- Disappointing dvd on Rep Weave Review by Linda
This dvd started out in a promising way but when I realised that the bulk of the teaching is done on a blackboard, working out configurations etc, with next to no hands on weaving demos, my attention drifted to other things. I confess to giving up on it in part one. this may be good for an experienced weaver who is used to working out blocks etc, but for a relative beginner like me, I found the teaching format did not stimulate. i would have liked to see some weaving going on etc.
(Posted on 12/29/13)