Workshops are for members only. Non member are welcome only if there is room in the workshop and all interested guild members have signed up.
Interest sheets- signing an interest sheet does not commit one to a workshop. It is intended to see if there is enough interest to pursue the workshop and organize the details that go into offering a workshop
SPLIT SHED BEIDERWAND with Deborah Silver *this workshop is now full* Break out of blocks with split shed weaving. Weave curves and blend colors using continuous wefts on a 4 shaft loom with no special equipment. In this one day workshop, students will learn the split shed beiderwand technique, which uses only three weft yarns. They will also learn to make a cartoon on cloth that will advance with the warp and will not wrinkle when beating. This is the same technique I use to weave pictorial imagery in my art. This workshop will teach the basics of split-shed weaving using a variation of the beiderwand pattern. This type of weaving uses four shafts, five treadles, and three weft yarns which all travel from selvedge to selvedge. Students will learn how to produce shading with yarn in order to create dimensional-looking imagery. They will also learn how to make and use a cartoon on cloth that will advance with the warp and will not crinkle when beating. Level: Beginner(ability to read simple drafts warp and weave) to Advanced Cost: $50 estimate (final cost with reflect room and travel expenses) Materials fee: $10 warp from instructor Date: March 15, 2019 9-5 4 Harness Floor looms are preferable, but table looms will work (just slower).
USING YOUR COMPUTER TO WEAVE with Verla Davis Help you harness your computer to make the tasks of weaving which include the documenting of your process easier. Study Fiberworks for drafting and documenting and project planning Study a spreadsheet using MicroSoft EXCEL to do your warp and weft calculations Study a few templates for basic information on your weaving Level: Beginner(ability to read simple drafts warp and weave) to Advanced Contact: Verla at email@example.com to save your place. Cost: $80 pay Verla at workshop Date: April 6 & 13, 2019 9-3:30 Laptop with Fiberworks program (demo version will work for the workshop. Download at: http://www.fiberworks-pcw.com) bring a sack lunch.