Workshops

Wonderful Weaving Workshops

Rosalie Neilson

8-Shaft Rep Runners: A Study in 4-Block Design using Linked Blocks and Solid Stripes

Date: November 9-11, 2019 (Sat/Sun/Mon)  Students will design and weave an 8-shaft Warp-Faced Rep table runner, featuring center 4-block motifs with a color-opposite border of 2-block motifs.  Sessions include developing 2-, 3-, and 4-block symmetric motifs, converting profile drafts into threading and treadling plans, and developing a skeleton tie-up.  Demonstrations include Cavandoli knots as the finishing technique.Level: Intermediate Maximum participants: 15
Workshop entries will be open to members at our Sept meeting. $75 deposit will reserve your spot; final cost is expected to be $150-180 ($20 materials fee). Workshop will be held at the Mesa Historical Museum.

Winnie Johnson & Beki Welsch

Conquer Your Fear of Cutting

Date: January 25 & 26, 2020 (Sat/Sun)  Are you afraid to cut your handwoven fabric?  In this two–day workshop Winnie and Beki will walk you through the scary parts as you make a vest using your handwoven fabric.  Workshop participants must know how to use the sewing machine they bring, but will learn tips on layout, piecing, seam finishes, and lining.  Vest patterns (some with optional sleeves) in multiple sizes will be provided.  Workshop will open to members at our October meeting. $15 deposit; balance due on day of workshop (total cost estimated $25-30).  Maximum number of participants: 8

Denise Kovnat

Designing with Deflected Double Weave

Date: February 15-17, 2020 (Sat/Sun/Mon)

Participants will share an in-depth learning experience on Deflected Double Weave. This is an on-loom workshop, with students weaving a number of samples on their own looms in a structure they’ve chosen for 4 shafts or more. We’ll look at how to vary tie-ups and treadlings for different designs and learn the different techniques for weaving selvages (a unique challenge in Deflected Double Weave). In addition, we will discuss the key principles in designing this graphic, visually intriguing structure and practice creating our own designs with Fiberworks or other weaving software. Students will wind their warps and dress their looms prior to the workshop, ready to begin weaving the first morning.

Workshop will open to members at our November meeting. Maximum number of participants: 18

$75 deposit; total cost expected to be $140-160 ($10 materials fee). Workshop will be held at the Mesa Historical Museum.