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
June 27-29Designing and Setting Up Turned Taquete using Space-Dyed Warps by Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles I
n Kathrin’s words:
“Designing & Setting-up Turned Taquete Using Space-Dyed Warps: This class incorporates all my process techniques of working with multiple warps, space-dyed warps, shifting, flipping, and splitting warp chains without tangling or breaking threads. We also look at Turned Taquete from inside out to explore what makes it work: How to create and plan dynamic true blocks (and even more visual blocks) playfully and spontaneously at the reed with the added excitement of warps that change color between blocks as well as mid-block. This class works well with both 4 harness and 8 harness workshop looms.
Since a workshop with you will be a year from now, I know I'll be bringing more options and possibilities than I have in my teaching basket currently. Every class I teach explores the "Great What If?" that leads us down new unexpected pathways. I regularly learn something new from the last group to share with the next group.
Each person's unique workshop warp set-up can also be woven as Twill, Ribb, Repp, Plain Weave, Log Cabin, and Double Weave.”
Max. participants: 11-12 (12 if one person agrees to be Kathrin’s “helper”) Cost: $140.00 plus supplies We still need a “host” for Kathrin.
Kathrin may be interested in doing some sight-seeing in Arizona after the workshop. If you are interested in being her travel companion for 2-3 days for this, please let Kathy Grace know. The official sign up sheet will go out in March 2018 at the Guild meeting.
June 30-July 1Not Your Grandma’s Dye-Pot by Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles "In this class we approach the dyeing process with the spirit of experimentation and creative license while learning technical aspects that make cotton yarn vibrant and colorfast. You will learn fundamentals for dye application to produce one of a kind, technically sound and color-fast hand-dyed yarn. You will learn techniques for space-dyeing skeins and warps, how to use dyes safely and how to set up your own dye kitchen.
I don't teach recipes in my dye classes. I teach Seeing the colors within the color. What does it take to change emerald green to olive green? How do you move from purple to raspberry? How is one red different from another...and how do you achieve the one you want? I think of it as learning to dye by eye. This is a dye class for fiber artists who approach (or would like to approach) dyeing with confidence in using color intentionally and effectively. A one day dye workshop focuses on yarn. A multi-day dye workshop can have fabric as an additional element if the group is interested in fabric dyeing. “
Max participants: 16 Cost: $85 plus supplies The official sign-up sheet will go out in March 2018 at the Guild meeting.
Date to be announced Saori with Laura Lundy
Janet Lambert is planning to do a class on Protein dyes sometime early in the year. Date to be announced. Nancy Wilson has said she will offer a class in something Spinning -related during the year as well.