Magento CommerceHandweavers Guild of America

Tuesday July 10, 2018

WORKSHOP

9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Creative Explorations In Jewelry Weaving

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Anastasia Azure Explore the creativity of weaving jewelry without a loom. Working with colorful wire and thin sheet mops covers techniques such as radial weaving, free-form warps, continuous and discontinuous wefts, plying chevron wefts, flattening wire, unusual shapes, and simple wire work to incorporate beads and jewelry findings. Participants will have the opportunity to make a jewelry collection as well as technical samples for future explorations.

Materials Fee: $35. Level: Beginner.

 

Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Lucienne Coifman In this round robin workshop, explore both classic and nontraditional methods of rep weaving. Every loom will be set up with a different draft, variety of warp materials, sett and technique. some samples will be inspired by weave structures such as Shadow, Krokbragd, Honeycomb. We will discuss drafting, designing, color choices and pick up design. Students will go home with a complete portfolio of samples.Participants will be contacted 2 months ahead

Materials Fee: $20. Level: Intermediate.

 

Block weaves and shaft switching in rugs

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Jason Collingwood An exploration of 3 - end block weave and its application to rugs. Many different techniques will be employed to increase design options, including learning how to adapt our looms so they are able to shaft switch. The technique Jason uses for all his rugs.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: All.

 

 

Exploring the Eccentric Wedge Weave

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Deborah Corsini Bold graphic line, zigzag stripes and scalloped selvedges are striking characteristics of wedge weave. Learn the unique characteristics, basic techniques, and design possibilities of weaving at an angle to the warp to create dynamic wedge weave tapestries. The workshop introduces a variety of approaches to eccentric weaving, combining tapestry, slit techniques, curves, and unusual materials.   

Materials Fee: $2. Level: Intermediate.

 

Beginning Weft faced Rugs

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Nancy Crampton Participants will bring a loom threaded in a straight draw with carpet warp. Using wool yarns, samples will be woven in plain weave, straight twill, broken twill, and krokbragd. Discussions include choice of yarn, how to get perfect edges, finishing techniques and how to plan designs specifically for rugs.

Materials Fee: $15. Level: Intermediate.

 

Tartan Weaving

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Melissa Weaver Dunning Scottish tartan has a timeless beauty.  In this round robin class, students will weave samples of a dozen patterns in fine wool. We will discuss translating tartan setts into warp plans and adjusting the setts for different types of fabric as well as the colorful history of tartan.

Materials Fee: $6. Level: Intermediate.

 

Masters of Overshot

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Laurie Duxbury Connect with the past and design for the future using this versatile structure. Students will bring their own pre-warped four-shaft looms. We’ll begin with traditional pattern treadling and advance to more varied structures, including honeycomb and boundweave. Learn how to keep track of pattern treadling without a draft, how to use color to create depth, and how to adapt overshot designs for your own use.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Intermediate.

 

Fortin 3-d weaving

3-D Double Weave

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Sarah Fortin Folds, ruffles and gathers.  Loom controlled, 3-dimensional fabrics, woven by hand, controlled by mechanics!  Explore an on-the-edge, loom controlled, double weave structure that creates 3-dimensions as you weave. By weaving horizontal folds that gather and/or pleat, one can create instant texture and dimension for interesting fabrics to be used in art-to-wear or home decorating.

Materials Fee: $5 for handouts. Level: Intermediate.

 


Woven Shibori with Natural Dyes

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Linda Hartshorn Weave, tie and dye your own unique patterned fabrics! Woven shibori fabric has extra threads woven in that are pulled up to gather the cloth before dyeing. Learn to layer different natural dyes to create various color effects. Fabrics will be woven at home from drafts supplied by the instructor, and dyed in the workshop. 

Materials Fee: $25. Level: Intermediate.

 

Rigid Heddle Immersion

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Deborah Jarchow In this course you will be able to jump right into rigid-heddle weaving if you haven’t tried it, or bump up your current skills if you’re already a weaver.  During the 3 days, you’ll learn how to easily warp the loom using the direct-warping method. Then explore warp- and weft-faced weave structures and color-and-weave patterns, and learn to use pick-up sticks to create patterns that are woven into your cloth. Learn tips to keep your selvedges straight and practice different ways to finish the ends.  If you haven’t tried rigid-heddle weaving, this class will start you on the right path so you can go home with weaving confidence. If you are already a rigid- heddle weaver, don’t miss this chance to refine and review techniques, round out your rigid-heddle skills, and develop your confidence.  

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Beginner.

 

One Warp, Many Structures: An Exploration of Extended Parallel Threading

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Denise Kovnat How do you weave six or more structures on one warp? With an extended parallel threading! Echo Weave, Turned Taqueté, Rep, Double Weave, Shadow Weave, and Collapse Weave are all possible just by changing the tie-up and treadling (and, for some, the sett). Network-drafted designs are also offered if desired.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Intermediate.

 

Gradient Yarns: A Spinner's Study in Shifting Shades

Tuesday

Kate Larson Gradient: the relative increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property.    Yarns with long color changes that shift slowly from one end of the skein to the other are a great spinner's challenge. There are many ways to design a gradient handspun yarn without using a dyepot. Join us as we explore five different methods for keeping colors distinct using painted tops, dyed batts, and a few blending tricks.

Materials Fee: $20. Level: Intermediate.

 

Singing the Blues

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

John Marshall An intensive, hands-on program focusing on working with fresh-leaf indigo and the incredible array of blues that may be produced with this easy-to-grow plant. Included will be clamp-resist, rice-paste resist, direct painting, and direct leaf-to-fiber techniques.  Students will sample more than ten unique processes on a variety of fibers including silk, cotton, bast, and wool.

Materials Fee: $120. Level: All.

 

Tablet Weaving Basics and Beyond

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

John Mullarkey This will be an in-depth review of how to weave with tablets or cards.  On day one we will start with a basic history, and then cover drafting and designing threaded-in designs, setup, and basic weaving and finishing techniques.  On day two we will learn the circular warp setup, discuss weaving with individual cards in packs, and learn about double-turn double-card diagonals.  A deeper look at the mechanics of tablet weaving will be discussed.  On day three we will explore double faced weaving techniques.  This workshop is good for those looking for an in-depth look at basic and intermediate tablet weaving techniques and mechanics.  No tablet weaving experience required, but this is a great workshop for those with experience who want to look deeper into this art.

Materials Fee: $15. Level: Beginner.

 

8-Shaft Rep Runners: A Study in 4-Block Design using Linked Blocks and Solid Stripes

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Rosalie Neilson Design an 8-shaft Warp-Faced Rep table runner, featuring center 4-block motifs with a color-opposite border of 2-block motifs. Sessions include developing 2-, 3-, and 4-block symmetric motifs, converting profile drafts into threading and treadling plans, and developing a skeleton tie-up. Demonstrations include Cavandoli knots as the finishing technique.    

Materials Fee: $16. Level: Advanced.

 

Weave Velvet

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Barbara Setsu Pickett Weave macro-velvet on a 4-shaft loom.  Build your velvet bobbin rack out of PVC pipe. Create your pile from bundled sewing threads.  Learn the silk weaver’s knot.  Experiment with cut and uncut pile, explore different ground weaves.  Examine Pickett’s velvet collection from Italy, England, France, Japan, China, Turkey, Uzbekistan, India.

Materials Fee: $40. Level: Intermediate.

 

Swedish Art Weaves

Tuesday, Wednesday

Joanne Hall Learn to weave beautiful "Art Weaves" like those produced by weavers in southern Sweden.  Participants will weave a sampler of the most popular art weaves: Halvkrabba, Krabba and Rolakan.  Dukagang and Monksbelt will be demonstrated as pick up weaves on this same warp.

Materials Fee: $35. Level: Intermediate.

 

Never Ending Possibilities of an Extra-Ordinary Braid: The Many Faces of the Kongoh Gumi

Tuesday, Wednesday

Karen Huntoon On a Kumihimo disk, we will explore adding elements "on the go" thus changing from 8 to 12 to 16 elements within a single braid, exchanging core elements along the length of the braid to alter colors and patterns, manipulating numbers of elements in exchanges, using independent cores, reversing spirals and placing colors. Many samples will be provided.

Materials Fee: $8. Level: Intermediate.

 

Extreme Warp Makeover

Tuesday, Wednesday

Robyn Spady Hate to warp, but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a workshop for you! In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave it many ways . . . from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave many different weaves, including concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on opposites, and echo treadling.  Four-shaft loom required.  (Note:  This is not a round-robin workshop.)  Materials fee - $15 for workshop manual.

Materials Fee: $15. Level: Intermediate.

 

Echo & Iris Meets WeavePoint

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Jannie Taylor WeavePoint has all the tools needed to create designs similar to those found in Weaving with Echo & Iris, by Marion Stubenitsky. Learn to create your own versions of several of the design types found in the book. Including multi-color echo weaves; woven moiré; various turned drafts and many more.

Materials Fee: $40. Level: Intermediate.

 

The Art of Transparency

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Laura Viada Transparency is related to tapestry weaving, and is characterized by sheer background areas contrasting with opaque pattern areas created using inlay techniques. The result is a functional textile which lets in light, provides privacy, and makes a dramatic decorative statement.  This workshop will cover the basics of weaving successful transparencies, including weaving technique, design considerations, and finishing and display options.

Materials Fee: $20. Level: Intermediate.

 

Loom Controlled Woven Shibori

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dottie Weir Using a magical ancient technique called "Woven Shibori", we will create a one-of-a-kind permanently pleated scarf.  Learn how to weave woven weft shibori, dye paint using fiber reactive dyes and permanently pleat your scarf.  Also included will be a Power Point presentation and a vat dyeing demo.

Materials Fee: $10 per student. Level: Intermediate.