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
Extreme Warp Makeover with Robyn Spady Hate to warp, but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a workshop for you! In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave it many different ways . . . from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave a number of different weaves, including concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on opposites, and echo treadling. Four-shaft loom required. (Note: This is not a round-robin workshop.)
Level: Beginner to Advanced Cost: $165 estimate (final cost with reflect room and travel expenses) Materials fee: $15/person Date: February 13 to 15, 2019 9-5
SPLIT SHED BEIDERWAND with Deborah Silver 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).