Wonderful Weaving Workshops
We have exciting workshops planned for the 2017 year, with internationally known instructors. Please contact me if you have any questions. Debi
Tom Knisely – Zanshi & Sakiori: January 14th-16th 2017, Saturday-Monday, 9am-4pm at the Outreach Building of the First Methodist Church in Mesa.
Zanshi & Sakori fabrics have their roots in recycling of Japanese fabrics. Zanshi cloth is woven with remnant threads from previously woven fabrics that are tied together to make a continuous length of thread in order to weave new fabrics. Sakiori uses very narrow strips of fabric much like a rag rug, but with a drape that makes it suitable for clothing. Looms can be 4 or 8 shaft and will need to be prewarped. More details will come later. For your weft, Zanshi weft uses your thrums and little bits of thread and yarn. Sakiori weft uses silk, rayon or fine cotton fabrics. Tom recommends shopping at your local thrift shops.
The workshop will be limited to 20 weavers. Registration with a deposit of $75 will open at our October 12th meeting. You or a friend will have to register in person at the meeting, no phone, mail or email registration. Expected cost $150-200.
Robyn Spady- Cutting Loose with Tied Weaves: March 16th-18th 2017, Thursday-Saturday, 9am-4pm at East Mesa Christian Church in Mesa (our new meeting facility).
Tied Weaves are a whole group of different ways to create patterned fabrics with floats of limited lengths. One threading can provide a multitude of different treadling options-from singles and pairs to Dukagang and taquete. In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of tied weaves and explore a wide variety of treadling techniques to create different results. For weavers interested in understanding terms like summer and winter, single two-tie, taquete, samitum, and exploring Quigley or Bergman tied weaves, then this workshop is for you. Four shaft loom minimum, eight shafts recommended. This is not a round robin workshop.
The workshop will be limited to 20 weavers. Registration with a deposit of $75 will open at our November 9th meeting. You or a friend will have to register in person at the meeting, no phone, mail or email registration. Expected cost $150-200.
Rosalie Nielson- It’s in the Warp: Color and Design in Warp-Faced Rep
Warp-Faced Rep – November 10- 12, 2017, Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm.
This workshop is in the next guild year and over a year away. I am not posting any more details at this time. We may need to change the date to November 9th-11th 2017, because of our venue. Please make a note of this workshop on your calendar.
Contact Workshop Chair: Debi Deadmond at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.