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Friday July 6, 2018

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

WORKSHOP

9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contemporary Knotted Pile

Friday, Saturday

Sara Lamb  One of the most luxurious fabrics, knotted cut pile is surprisingly simple to weave.  Using modest equipment, learn to weave this ancient technique used to make Oriental cut pile carpets. Learn the process while weaving a small sample.  No previous weaving experience necessary.  

Thread nippers, scissors, tape measure, tapestry beater or kitchen fork, large-eyed tapestry needle, colored pens or pencils.

Materials Fee: $25. Level: Beginner.

 

Calnan shadow weaveExplore Shadow Weave

Friday, Saturday

Elizabeth Calnan This workshop will cover consecutive and opposite threadings of shadow weave and how to weave them. The two days will be divided almost equally between weaving theory and practice. Students should be able to design their own threadings and liftings at the conclusion of the workshop. For the workshop, a draft will be provided, so that students bring their looms threaded and ready to weave on.

Threaded table loom, warp  and weft yarn, 2 contrasting colors of 8/2 cotton, shuttles-stick or boat, bobbins, bobbin winder if needed, threading hook, reed hook, weights for broken ends, pins, scissors, ruler, graph paper (large squares or 8 x 8), pencil, rubber, 2 colored pencils, note taking equipment, reading glasses if needed. Optional if you already have: Small bobbin quantity of 8/2 cotton in colors of a similar value (eg if you choose white and dark green as your first two colors, choose taupe and purple), one of the colors in a slightly thicker yarn, one of the colors in a shinier yarn, laptop with weaving software with power supply.

Materials Fee: $10. Level: Intermediate.

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Rigid Heddle Loom Control Weaves for Texture

Friday, Saturday

Nancy Peck  A hands-on exploration of rigid heddle weaving for loom-controlled textures using one heddle,  a pick up stick, and string heddles. We will warp the loom, and explore a variety of loom controlled textures, such as warp and weft floats, waffle, and honeycomb resulting in a sample scarf. Not a round robin.  

7.5-8 dpi heddle; Pick-up sticks(2) width of heddle, Shuttles(2), scissors, tape measure, 2 clamps and warping peg (that came with loom), warp threading hook.   Yarn for 8”, 3yd warp: worsted weight, 16 wraps per inch; 200 yards. Weft yarn, same as warp, although it can be a different color.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: Intermediate.

 

 

Weaving 3D : A Tube in a Tube in a Tube

Friday, Saturday

Louise Lemieux Berube  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.

Wefts of different quality (cotton, wool) coarser than warp (different sizes, different colors).

Materials Fee: $10. Level: Intermediate.

 

Clemes CardingExploring the Drum Carder

Friday

Roy Clemes  Students learn the history of drum carding, how they work, and why they function the way they do. The rest of the day is hands on as we delve into the differences of woolen and worsted carding, explore the many tools that make drum carding more efficient, and crank out six different batts.

An attitude for learning.

Materials Fee: $35. Level: All.



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Potpourri of Wet Felting Techniques

Friday

Joan Berner  Learn the basic felt making techniques as a springboard for your creativity.  We will make a two layer felt, a felt with a batt as one layer, nuno felt and three dimensional felt shapes, appropriate for embellishments or jewelry.  Understand and master basic techniques.

Three towels,  felting mat, washboard, sushi mat or small section of wooden blinds (with round dowel like slats),  large sponge, apron.

Materials Fee: $25. Level: All.

 

Gaskel banglesKumihimo Beluga Bangles

Friday

Adrienne Gaskell  Students will learn marudai basics while making these elegant bangle bracelets. Seamless joins can be created in multiple ways using easy techniques and some simple beadweaving skills. Choose one of bracelet for your class project and another to make after class. Bracelets can be stacked together or worn individually.  

Maradai, 8 weighted tama, 40% counterweight. Equipment may be rented in advance from instructor for $25. Scissors, bead mat. Optional: Magnifiers and task lamp. 

Materials Fee: $35. Level: All.

 

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Spinning Cotton on a Spinning Wheel

Friday

Jill Holbrook  Many Spinners think cotton is hard to spin. The truth is cotton is easy to spin. The trick is to allow it to do so. Students will learn to do the long draw, how to adjust their wheel for cotton, plying and end uses.  

Spindle or E-spinner may be substituted. Wheel should be in good working order. Extra bobbins, orifice hook, any additional spinning accessories as desired

Materials Fee: $12. Level: Intermediate.

 

 

 

Dam_beginning_tabletTablet Weaving for Beginners

Friday

Inge Dam Participants will become familiar with the tools and best yarn to use for specific projects. The difference between threading defined and turning defined patterns will be taught. They will learn how to make two different warps. How to read patterns for the threading-in designs and regular double-faced tablet weaving will be taught and they will explore how to design patterns for those two techniques.

60 tablets, 2 C-clamps (2 inches), 2 small stick shuttles (each shuttle should have one sharp edge), 10/2 mercerized cotton in four different colors (dark, medium, light) approx. 1/8 lb of each color. Each color should be wound in to two balls, books with ideas for patterns (cross stitch or knitting patterns), graph paper, plastic bucket (mop bucket), one small reed, tape measure, scissors, strong rubber bands, pencil, colored pencils, black marker (fine point), ruler, darning needle. 

Materials Fee: $3. Level: Beginner.

 

3-HOUR SEMINAR

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

 

jageler_Beginning_Rag_rugBeginning Rag Rug Weaving And Tips

Friday morning

Ruth Jageler This session will describe type of loom needed, setts of warp threads, and preparing rags or fabric for weaving. Students are offered tips on the best shuttles, rag cutters, how to figure material needed for a rug and different ways to finish rugs.   

Materials Fee: $0. Level: Beginner.


 

Weiss_DoubleweaveDouble Weave Drafting

Friday morning

Marcia Weiss Explore the exciting range of possibilities in double weaves, including: vertical and horizontal tubes, double width fabric, checkerboard pockets, two single layers, and pleats.  Master the five steps to draft double weaves, including the “magic step”.  Participants will create weaves, threading, tie-up and treadling diagrams for loom-controlled double weave. 

Graph paper, highlighter.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: All.

 

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Weaving Innovations from the Bateman Collection

Friday morning

Robyn Spady  Dr. William G. Bateman created a collection of woven samples that is ominous and impressive, but largely unseen since Dr. Bateman’s work far exceeds the samples included in the six monographs published in the 1980's by the Shuttle Craft Guild.  In this presentation, Robyn Spady will share some of Dr. Bateman’s most innovative work and how he took some weave structures to new heights.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Intermediate.

 

90-MINUTE SEMINAR

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

 

Beck_Lao_weaverTraditional Silk Weaving in Hill Tribe Laos

Friday morning

Maren Beck Using their own photographs, video, samples and models, Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein present the traditional silk weaving process of hill tribe Laos, including village sericulture, silk reeling, natural dyeing, textile design, and hand weaving on traditional looms.  The independent textile artists of the region have practiced this art contiguously for centuries, and is foundational to both the transmission of their cultural heritage and the regional economics.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: Beginner.

 



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Fitting Essentials

Friday morning

Daryl Lancaster Make your beautifully handwoven garments fit your body! Do you know the difference between design ease and wearing ease or semi- fitted and very loose fitting garments? Did you know that commercial pattern companies and ready-to-wear designers don’t use the same industry standard measurements? Taking proper measurements, grading techniques, and a tutorial on draping are all part of the agenda.

Pen and notebook.

Materials Fee: $12. Level: All.

 

3-HOUR SEMINAR

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

 

Introduction to Hand Spindles

Friday afternoon

Melissa Weaver Dunning  Hand spindles are portable, relatively inexpensive and easily learned. Skills with hand spindles can enhance your wheel spinning skills, too!  Students will explore the techniques of spinning on the three basic types of hand spindles found in cultures throughout the world: the grasped spindle, supported spindle and suspended spindle. 

Note taking tools.  Students may bring spindles and roving but the teacher will also provide sufficient spindles and roving for the class.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: All.

 

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Introduction to Network Drafting

Friday afternoon

Robyn Spady Network drafting is a method for creating designs with curves.  It may not look intuitive; however, there is a method-to-the-madness.  In this hands-on seminar, participants will be introduced to the step-by-step methods for developing an original network-drafted pattern and how to manipulate it into new and exciting designs. Learn the fundamentals of designing network-drafted patterns and understand what terms like initial, grid, and network mean.  Even if you have four shafts, you can weave a network draft.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Intermediate.

 

Elkind_tapestry_DiaryPlan Your Tapestry Diary

Friday afternoon

Molly Elkind  Find out why so many tapestry weavers are doing diaries, and the amazing variety and growth potential that’s possible.  Learn how to make your own ground rules— break them when needed! And, plan out the details so you can start your own diary when you get back home.

Pencil or pen and paper for notes.

Materials Fee: $2. Level: Intermediate.

 



 

Inkle Weaving Intermediate Techniques: Three Shaft Turned Krokbragd

Friday afternoon

Daryl Lancaster For those who are looking for the next step with this simple two shaft loom, explore this more challenging technique for greater versatility in design.  Three shaft Turned Krokbragd creates three separate warps using additional heddles and a couple of paperclips.  Participants will be warping the loom in class and learn to navigate this beautiful option, without the need for pick up. 

Scissors, notebook and pen, Inkle Loom, 3 cones of high contrast 10/2 or 5/2 perle cotton, small belt shuttle, extra heddle cord, 35 heddles,  optional portable light with extension cord, reading glasses or magnifiers if applicable, small package of brightly colored Post-its.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Intermediate.

 

romatka_boatRibbon Magic: Chinese Dragon Boats

Friday afternoon

Marilyn Romatka These geometric gems are hand-crafted in China, filled with insect-repelling herbs, and hung up during the Dragonboat Festival in the hot 5th month of the lunar calendar. We will be filling our sachets with dried lavender, or whatever other herb the student wishes to bring. A simple technique that gives exquisite results! We will finish two sachets in class. 

Small sewing scissors.

Materials Fee: $20. Level: Beginner.

 


90-MINUTE SEMINAR

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

 

From Garden to Gallery

Friday afternoon

Judy Zugish  Your backyard garden, your neighbor’s patch, “roadsides” and woodland all present a wonderland of fibers for basketmaking:  classic, traditional, contemporary.  Judy will share images and samples from her 30+ years growing a remarkable fiber arts garden.  Be inspired to collect the wonder!

Materials Fee: $0. Level: Beginner.