Wonderful Weaving Workshops
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). Workshop is full.
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 is full. Contact Linda Wade if you would like to be added to wait-list. firstname.lastname@example.org
$75 deposit; total cost expected to be $140-160 ($10 materials fee). Workshop will be held at the Mesa Historical Museum.