Magento CommerceHandweavers Guild of America

Monday July 9, 2018

Sunday July 9, 2018

WORKSHOP

9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

Weaving with Supplemental Warps

Monday, Tuesday

Deb Essen This class is an introduction to weaving supplemental warps without a second back beam! Supplemental warps are additional warps used to create pattern running the length of the textile in your weaving. Tips, tricks and techniques will be shared to give you a firm foundation for supplemental warp weaves.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: Intermediate.

 

My Card: Handspinner

Monday

Stephanie Gaustad  This class is an introduction and exploration of carded fiber, the tool and hand process. Hand cards can be used to produce woolen/semi worsted preparation better than you can buy. It does involve some practice using the cards and knowledge of what cards can and cannot do. The best way to judge your carded material is to spin it and we will do just that in class. We will not be carding continually. Lecture/hands on carding/demo carding/spin samples. Q & A periods.

Students should bring a functional spinning device (wheel or spindle) that you are comfortable with, oil (for wheel), handcards, defunct hair or toothbrush, 4 oz. clean fleece (any breed), questions on carding or carded fiber.

Materials Fee: $20. Level: TBA.

 

Netting Basics

Monday

Trey Gehring Net-making is one of the oldest forms of textile production, but is now a lesser-known technique among fiber art practitioners. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of creating diagonal and square nets. Potential applications of these techniques, both functional and artistic, will be discussed.

Materials Fee: $10. Level: Beginner.

 

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

Monday

Joanne Hall Tapestry is a weaving technique which lets you express your ideas and creativity with color, shapes and lines.  Weave a sampler of techniques on a tapestry frame small enough to fit into a tote bag.  The loom and all supplies will be provided with many colors to make your sampler colorful and fun to weave.

Materials Fee: $30. Level: Beginner.

 

The Joy of Color

Monday, Tuesday

Sarah Saulson In this hands-on weaving  workshop we will work at our own looms with a striped warp to open new windows into the expressive beauty of color in weaving.  We will explore how structure influences color perception, study a wealth of color interactions, and build confidence in color manipulation.

Materials Fee: $20. Level: Intermediate.

 

Inspiration and Ideas for Ikat Design

Monday

Linda Hartshorn Design a warp for a lovely scarf inspired by the fabrics of Guatemala! We’ll use the color wheel, mathematical formulas, yarn wrapping, and a few other tricks to plan a striped ikat warp. Learn to tie warp threads for ikat, and dye them in the workshop with procion dyes.

Materials Fee: $25. Level: Intermediate.

 

Not your Nana's Nuno Art Journal Workshop

Monday

Stacy Heydt Working with fibers to create a watercolor style background image as they bond the fibers onto silk fabric.  This process does not use the traditional rolling method, but a technique developed to allow the fibers to bond with the silk with minimal distortion to the image.  Students will embellish as desired then learn how to cover their hardback art journal using book-binding techniques.

Materials Fee: $25. Level: All.

 

Knitting Wired

Monday, Tuesday

Adrienne Sloane Wire is a wonderful, flexible medium to use to make delicate and interesting jewelry.   In this class we'll cover the basics of working with different gauge wire starting with knitting needles and moving onto other methods with heavier gauges as time permits. We will make simple but beautiful pieces that can also be embellished with beads.  The class will also cover resources and materials for successful wire knitting. 

Materials Fee: $wire for those who don't have it. Level: All.

 

Deflected Double Weave as a Collapse Weave

Monday

Denise Kovnat Deflected double weave is a favorite among weavers: a straightforward structure allowing for bold color and strong graphic shapes. Combine this with collapse weave techniques and you gain texture and dimensionality. This workshop helps you understand and design Deflected Double Weave fabrics that will collapse, pleat, and ripple after washing.

Materials Fee: $4. Level: Intermediate.

 

A Weaving Year of Wonder (4 Shafts)

Monday

Marcy Petrini Plan 12 projects while exploring a different structure each month, each appropriate for the final use of the cloth, and matched with the best fiber and yarn. The ultimate goal is not only to plan unique projects, but also to acquire a broad knowledge applicable to future projects.

Materials Fee: $15. Level: Beginner.

 

Essential Kumihimo

Monday

Jannie Taylor A First Look or a Review. Learn the basics of this braiding technique.  Learn to prepare and set up the bobbins and weights on the Marudai.  Several basic braids will be covered; most are 8-bobbin flat and round braids with a few 10, 12 and 16 strand examples.

Materials Fee: $15. Level: Beginner.

 

3-HOUR SEMINAR

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Open Your Weaving To New Possibilities

Monday morning

Mickey Stam We will explore how to gain inspiration from the larger art world for your weaving.  Media, such as sculpture, music, architecture, performance art, fashion design, film and installation art, all can provide instruction and inspiration.  Brainstorming exercises will help you explore new ideas for your work.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: All.

 

Dorset Buttons: A Needlework Tradition

Monday morning

Kate Larson Soft, handmade buttons made from linen thread and bits of cloth were made in Dorset, England, as early as the beginning of the seventeenth-century. Come learn about the history of these special buttons, and how to make several ring-style, thread-wound buttons using traditional and modern materials.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Beginner.

 

90-MINUTE SEMINAR

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

 

How do You Know when the Price is Right?

Monday morning

Constance Collins Tips and techniques for fair market pricing  This will be a structured look into how you price your products. Looking at how department stores price their private label brands will show attendees all the costs that go into pricing products. Important so you do not lose money on your sales. 

Materials Fee: $0. Level: All.

 

The Splendor of Precious Laminates in Japanese Weaves

Monday morning

John Marshall An in-depth presentation of how precious laminates such as gold, silver, platinum, and mother-of-pearl are used to enhance a range of fibers and weaves found in traditional Japanese textiles. Lots of hands-on samples for close inspection.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: All.

 

"Ripped" About Rep

Monday morning

Rosalie Neilson Learn about the design process and practical details of Warp-Faced Rep. See how curves from nature – a wren, a crow, a leaf, a frozen river seen from an airplane window – inspire the creation of colorful wall hangings and rugs. Following the lecture, participants will create two color wraps, one for the pattern colored layer, and the other for the background colored layer.

Materials Fee: $2. Level: Beginner.

 

The Basics of Drafts and Drawdowns

Monday morning

Harriette Markos Roadman Beginning with a selection of drafts and drawdowns for common structures, class participants will learn how to read and interpret drafts for weaving.  Repeats, reflections, and balancing of threading will be discussed.  If time allows, we will then enter the drafts into a computer program for comparison. 

Materials Fee: $2. Level: Beginner.

 

3-HOUR SEMINAR

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Woven Metal Pin/Pendant

Monday afternoon

Anastasia Azure Create a stunning pin or pendant by weaving with colorful wire and thin sheet metal (copper, brass and aluminum). We will play with basic weave structures, color and shape. No experience necessary and these techniques can be easily reproduced at home with a few hand tools.

Materials Fee: $15. Level: Beginner.

 

Rep Weave- Books, Bags, Boxes and Beyond

Monday afternoon

Lucienne Coifman Rep weave is a very linear weave whose rib structure lends itself easily to bending and folding into useful shapes. We will review the fundamentals of rep weave and explore how to build 3-dimensional pieces using special material. The last hour will be spent building a sewing needle case or etui. Each student will receive a bag containing all the necessary elements

Materials Fee: $18. Level: All.

 

A Fine Thread: Spinning for Lace

Monday afternoon

Kate Larson Lace yarns are a diverse group created using a variety of spinning techniques and fibers. This class will help you combine these elements to design the yarn you want. Work with a variety of wools, a few luxury surprises, and discuss selecting fleeces and adjusting your wheel for lace spinning.   

Materials Fee: $10. Level: Intermediate.

 

The Power of Block Design

Monday afternoon

Rosalie Neilson Block designs consist of black and white blocks on grid paper, where black is pattern and white is background. Learn how the textures of 4-shaft huck lace are used to develop two-block motifs, and how these simple motifs form more elaborate patterns. Practice making and converting block designs into a variety of weave structures.

Materials Fee: $10. Level: Beginner.

 

Weaving Your Passion

Monday afternoon

Mickey Stam We will explore artistic content in weaving, including a discussion of the expectations of galleries and show judges, who may see weaving as functional craft, rather than art. Exercises will help you consider how to incorporate your passions into your work and write artist statements that communicate your intentions.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: All.

 

90-MINUTE SEMINAR

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

 

The Never Ending Warp

Monday afternoon

Harriette Markos Roadman Challenge:  given a specific 4 shaft twill threading with 4 treadle tie-up, how many different designs can be woven using threads from your stash?  Alternations in treadling are permitted.  Harriette will share some of the techniques she has developed to make it work, and will illustrate a variety of results. 

Materials Fee: $0. Level: All.