Upcoming Workshops (will be held via Zoom)
Jennifer Moore – 3 workshops: February 11-20, 2021
You can use one check to sign up for multiple workshops, but please enclose a separate registration form for each workshop.
Two Mathmagical Design Workshops! These are design classes, not weaving workshops. Expected total cost per workshop $25-40, plus $12 materials fee. Deposit: $37/per workshop now accepted from members (non-members may register starting 12/1/20) Class limit: 20
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 9am-12am Exploring the Golden Proportion and the Fibonacci Series The Golden Proportion is found throughout nature, including in our own bodies, and has been known and used by artists for millennia. Because of this most people tend to find this proportion very pleasing. In this design workshop we will learn how to generate and use the Golden Proportion as well as the closely related Fibonacci Series. Knowing how to work with these tools enables us to create harmonious designs in any medium.
Friday, February 12, 2021 9am-12am Exploring Fractal Design— A fractal is a visual design that breaks down into self-similar shapes at varying scales to create seemingly infinite designs. Although this may be somewhat daunting from a mathematical perspective, we can take a visual and intuitive approach to this concept with amazing results. We will learn some basic techniques for generating fractal designs and create a few of our own in both two and three dimensions, including a fractal pop-up.
Double Rainbow (this is a weaving workshop, 4 or 8 shaft looms required) Expected total cost $120-150, no materials fee. Deposit of $100 now accepted from members (non-members may register after 12/1/20, add $30) Class limit: 20
4 Sessions, each 9am – 1pm Saturday, February 13 Monday, February 15 Thursday, February 18 Saturday, February 20.
8-shaft, 2-block designs 2 Layers, 4 (or 8) Shafts, 6 Colors – Infinite Possibilities
This is perhaps the ultimate color sampler! You will begin by winding a warp and setting up your loom according to Jennifer’s system for working with multiple colors in a rotational sequence and bringing it to the workshop. A basic two-layered structure will enable us to mix and match our colors, creating an amazing array of color mixtures. As you weave and your warp colors move past each other you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and moire patterns. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp. This sampler will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects.
Level- Intermediate. No prior experience in doubleweave is necessary, but students must know how to warp a loom.
Workshops provide an opportunity to learn new techniques, study with national instructors (or sometimes our own gifted guild members) and enjoy the camaraderie of learning with your fellow members. Take a look at last year’s workshops.
February 15-17, 2020 Designing with Deflected Double Weave – Denise Kovnat
November 9-11, 2019 8-Shaft Rep Runners: A Study in 4-Block Design using Linked Blocks and Solid Stripes – Rosalie Neilson