Magento CommerceHandweavers Guild of America

Wednesday August 3, 2016



9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


2W-W023 Compositing with Layers in Photoshop


Wednesday, Thursday

Louise Lemieux Bérubé

Most Jacquard weavers have a basic knowledge of Photoshop®. This workshop will expand that foundation by using layers of different images that will create a more complex composition to be woven on a Jacquard loom. This is not about adding weave structures to an image; this is about compositing an image that tells a story. Masks will also be explained and used to improve parts of the composition.

A laptop with Photoshop® or Photoshop® Elements installed will be required. Materials Fee: $5. Level: Intermediate.


2W-W024 Exploring Huck and Bronson Lace


Wednesday, Thursday

Anne Dixon

Using a pre-warped table loom of 8 shafts or more in either Huck or Bronson, students will learn classic methods and notation for conventional designing, weaving, and recording. They will also study unconventional methods thatbend the rules so that shallow diagonals and curves will be used for weaving.

A table loom with 8 or more shafts will be required.

Materials Fee: $5. Level: Intermediate.



9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

U-W025 Tapestry Weaving for Beginners  (Class is Full. To sign up for a waiting list, contact



Joanne Hall

Tapestry is a weaving technique which lets you express your ideas and creativity with color, shapes, lines, and texture. Weave a sampler of techniques on a tapestry frame small enough to fit into a tote bag, which will be provided during the class, along with many colors of tapestry weft to make your sampler colorful and fun to weave.

Materials Fee: $30. Level: All.



9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

SS-WA026 For Four to More


Wednesday Morning

Marcy Petrini

In using more than four, we don’t simply add more shafts; we expand our structures to have more possibilities and more complex designs. We will use a systematic approach to determine how to expand a weave from four to more, both in the threading and in the treadling. Furthermore, we will explore the additional weaving structures not possible on four shafts.

Materials Fee: $0. Level: Beginner.



9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

S-WA027 Go BIG with Color and Weave

Donde Color and Weave

Wednesday Morning

Karen Donde

Weaving giant color-and-weave effects like houndstooth or pinwheel on four and eight shaft handlooms is achievable with a thick and thin technique in a structure similar to shadow weave. Color orders and weave structures are applied to blocks of ends vs. individual ends. This seminar will explain traditional color-and-weave effects, and then demonstrate how to expand popular motifs using weaving software.

Materials Fee: $3. Level: Beginner.



SS-WP028 Soft Paperless Books


Wednesday Afternoon

Judy Dominic

Using felted sweaters for the basic ‘pages’, stitch your story and/or embellish the pages with embroidery floss. Bind the pages into book form using one of several basic bookbinding methods. A variety of colors and textures will be available to personalize this little treasure. Makes a perfect book for a baby or a special poem.

Materials Fee: $15. Level: All.


SS-WP029 Warping with Two Warp Beams

Donde Warping with two beams

Wednesday Afternoon

Karen Donde

Two warp beams can be invaluable when weave structures or techniques call for two separately tensioned warps. Supplementary warp, turned supplementary-weft structures, differential shrinkage, or even warps that combine yarns of different fibers or elasticity often cause significant take-up differences that over a long warp will result in uneven tension if both warps are on the same beam. This seminar will demonstrate, using both projected images and an actual on-loom demo, one method for efficiently warping a double back beam and alternatives for tensioning two separat