July 6, 2016
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Comments Off on 103 – Classic and Non-traditional Rep Weaves ~ Lucienne Coifman

103 – Classic and Non-traditional Rep Weaves ~ Lucienne Coifman

Students will explore both classic and nontraditional methods of rep weaving on 2 to 8 shafts on looms dressed with different drafts, setts, fibers, and techniques. Besides traditional rep designs, participants will study rep weave structures inspired from such block … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 104 – Timeless Tablet Weaving: Ancient Tablet Weaving Techniques ~ Inge Dam

104 – Timeless Tablet Weaving: Ancient Tablet Weaving Techniques ~ Inge Dam

This workshop will introduce three tablet weaving techniques: Regular double-faced tablet weaving, double-faced 3/1 broken twill, and the `missed hole’ technique. Using the `continuous warping’ technique, participants will make one warp to weave regular double-faced tablet weaving and double-faced 3/1 … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 105 – Creative Serendipity: Saori-Style Weaving ~ Connie Diamant

105 – Creative Serendipity: Saori-Style Weaving ~ Connie Diamant

This workshop explores hand weaving in the Saori way. xmodgames download androidDeveloped in Japan by Misao Jo in 1969, this technique emphasizes the philosophy of self-expression to release inner creativity. This workshop will expose students to the free expression of … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 106 – Kaleidoscopic Color Games ~ Barbara Diefenderfer

106 – Kaleidoscopic Color Games ~ Barbara Diefenderfer

Play with color and create a kaleidoscope of blended or combined colors on a twill threading. Students will weave a reference sampler while discovering the creative potential of an 8-shaft or 4-shaft straight twill and exploring the use of various … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 107 – East Meets West–a Sampler ~ Kay Faulkner

107 – East Meets West–a Sampler ~ Kay Faulkner

Ethnic textiles of Southeast Asia offer interesting and unique techniques for use by Western handweavers. Although traditionally woven on back strap looms, many of these warp-faced textiles can often be woven on multi-shaft looms. Techniques such as warp manipulation, warp … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 108 – Bhutanese Kushutara Weaving ~ Wendy Garrity

108 – Bhutanese Kushutara Weaving ~ Wendy Garrity

This workshop will introduce sapma and thrima, the supplementary weft techniques used to create kushutara–the sumptuous single-faced brocade used for women’s festival dresses in Bhutan. Participants will explore traditional Bhutanese motifs and begin to combine the five basic stitches to … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 109 – Swedish Art Weaves ~ Joanne Hall

109 – Swedish Art Weaves ~ Joanne Hall

Learning to weave beautiful “Art Weaves” like those produced by weavers in southern Sweden will be the focus for this workshop. Participants will weave a sampler of the most popular art weaves–Halvkrabba, Krabba, Rölakan, Dukagång and Munkabälte. These techniques, which … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 110 – Weaving in a Parallel Universe (Parallel Threadings) ~ Linda Hartshorn

110 – Weaving in a Parallel Universe (Parallel Threadings) ~ Linda Hartshorn

Incredibly versatile, parallel threadings can be used to weave a variety of structures including shadow weave, four color doubleweave, echo weave twills, and turned taquete. Vibrant colorways and iridescence can be created by using two or more colors in the … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 112 – Weaving a Transparency ~ Bobbie Irwin

112 – Weaving a Transparency ~ Bobbie Irwin

Transparencies have the pattern diversity of tapestry, but are easier, faster, and more economical. Using inlay techniques, pictorial patterns can be created on an open-weave background. Workshop participants will learn a variety of inlays for different textures by creating samplers … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 113 – Weaving Multiple Structures on a Straight-Eight Threading ~ Tom Knisely

113 – Weaving Multiple Structures on a Straight-Eight Threading ~ Tom Knisely

This workshop supports thinking beyond the obvious possibilities of a given threading and treadling. What if the loom could be threaded to a simple threading that enabled weaving several different structures? This is exactly what participants will do on a … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 114 – Collapse Weave on Four Shafts ~ Denise Bolger Kovnat

114 – Collapse Weave on Four Shafts ~ Denise Bolger Kovnat

This workshop focuses on weave structures, yarn choices, and finishing techniques that work independently and/or together to create fabric with dimension and personality. What appears flat and grid-like on the loom will crinkle, puff, and bloom almost immediately in the … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 115 – Woven Treasures: Knotted Pile, Not Just for Carpets ~ Sara Lamb

115 – Woven Treasures: Knotted Pile, Not Just for Carpets ~ Sara Lamb

Long used to make beautiful Oriental carpets, knotted cut pile techniques produce most luxurious fabrics. Surprisingly simple to weave, the technique uses modest equipment and readily available tools and materials. In this workshop participants will learn by weaving a small … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 116 – Project Colorway–for Weavers Who’d Rather Die than Dye ~ Ruby Leslie

116 – Project Colorway–for Weavers Who’d Rather Die than Dye ~ Ruby Leslie

Participants will learn how to blend color in commercially-dyed yarns and increase their color range when dealing with a finite number of yarn color choices. This hands-on approach uses off-loom exercises in a unique approach to color theory and optical … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 117 – Color and Design in Huck Lace Towels ~ Rosalie Neilson

117 – Color and Design in Huck Lace Towels ~ Rosalie Neilson

This workshop will explore many of the design options available with Huck Lace ranging from six design blocks on an 8-shaft loom to multiple combinations of warp and weft floats with plain weave on a 4-shaft loom. Participants will learn … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 118 – Block Party ~ Robyn Spady

118 – Block Party ~ Robyn Spady

This workshop is for those who find the terms “block design” and “profile draft” bewildering as well as for those who want to develop new patterns, to expand the potential of 4-shaft looms or better understand what to with more … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 119 – Crimp and Create (Weaving Crimp Cloth) ~ Dianne Totten

119 – Crimp and Create (Weaving Crimp Cloth) ~ Dianne Totten

This is an on-loom workshop taking fiber in a new direction by creating “crimp cloth.” Using a variation of woven shibori for both warp and weft, participants will learn to create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold their memory … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 121 – Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana ~ Melissa Weaver Dunning

121 – Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana ~ Melissa Weaver Dunning

Beginning and advanced weavers alike will be amazed at the variations of pattern possible with just 2 harnesses and a few simple techniques. Working on their own looms, participants will weave samples of weaving unique to early French Canada and … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 123 – Weaving with New Millennium Fibers ~ Heather Winslow

123 – Weaving with New Millennium Fibers ~ Heather Winslow

What on earth is Lyocell? Why would anyone combine cotton, silk, or merino wool with stainless steel or copper into a yarn? Aren’t pineapples and soy beans for eating and bamboo for building? What does a combination of silk and … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 125 – The Incredible Possibilities of Color ~ Kathe Todd-Hooker

125 – The Incredible Possibilities of Color ~ Kathe Todd-Hooker

This workshop focuses on tapestry techniques that enable weavers to expand limited color palettes through the use of hachures, hatches, melange, chines, color fades, and multiple wefts, as well as the use of silks, rayon, metallics and mohair to change … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 103 Lucienne Coifman ~ Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves

103 Lucienne Coifman ~ Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves

Sugar Grove, Illinois Lucienne Coifman has taught weaving for the past 30 years at the Guilford Art Center (Guilford, Connecticut), The Creative Arts Workshop (New Haven, Connecticut) and in her own studio. She has also conducted workshops throughout the Northeastern … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Comments Off on 104 Inge Dam ~ Timeless Tablet Weaving: Ancient Tablet Weaving Techniques

104 Inge Dam ~ Timeless Tablet Weaving: Ancient Tablet Weaving Techniques

Schomberg, Ontario, Canada Inge Dam, author of Tablet-Woven Accents for Designer Fabrics: Contemporary Uses for Ancient Technique, has won many awards for her work. She has taught workshops in the U.S., Canada, and England, as well as for Convergence and … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Comments Off on 105 Connie Diamant ~ Creative Serendipity–Saori Style Weaving

105 Connie Diamant ~ Creative Serendipity–Saori Style Weaving

Fairfax Station, Virginia Connie Diamant brings 17 years of traditional weaving experience along with Saori intensive training with Mihoko Wakabayashi of Worcester, Massachusetts and workshops and classes with Cheryl Dunworth of Weavin’ Place ~Saori Style (Folsom, Louisiana). In workshops she brings … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Comments Off on 109 Joanne Hall ~ Swedish Art Weaves

109 Joanne Hall ~ Swedish Art Weaves

Clancy, Montana Joanne Hall is a weaver, teacher and author with a Masters Degree in Textile Design from the University of Minnesota. After teaching at the University of Montana (Missoula) and California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo), Joanne started … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 112 Bobbie Irwin ~ Weaving a Transparency

112 Bobbie Irwin ~ Weaving a Transparency

Montrose, Colorado A weaver since 1973 and instructor for guilds and at conferences since 1986, Bobbie has been an editorial assistant, contributing editor, and columnist for several Interweave magazines. She has published three books and dozens of articles in textile … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 113 Tom Knisley ~ Weaving Multiple Structures on a Straight-Eight Threading

113 Tom Knisley ~ Weaving Multiple Structures on a Straight-Eight Threading

Dover, Pennsylvania Tom Knisely teaches weaving and spinning at Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pennsylvania. With a career spanning more than four decades, Tom still enjoys teaching beginning weaving along with rug weaving and advanced techniques. … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 115 Sara Lamb ~ Woven Treasures: Knotted Pile, Not Just for Carpets

115 Sara Lamb ~ Woven Treasures: Knotted Pile, Not Just for Carpets

Grass Valley, California Sara is a longtime spinner and weaver with a recent focus on knotted pile technique. She is the author of Woven Treasures, (Interweave Press, 2009) and her work has been published in SpinOff, Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle & … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 116 Ruby Leslie ~ Project Colorway–For Weavers Who’d Rather Die Than Dye

116 Ruby Leslie ~ Project Colorway–For Weavers Who’d Rather Die Than Dye

Hardwick, Vermont Ruby Leslie maintains a full-time weaving and teaching studio in northern Vermont, where she designs her own line of handwovens as Ruby Charuby Weavings. Boundless enthusiasm for sampling and experimenting, especially with color and its interaction with structure, … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 117 Rosalie Neilson ~ Huck Lace

117 Rosalie Neilson ~ Huck Lace

Milwaukie, Oregon Rosalie Neilson loves using color and geometric design in her weavings. Her specialty is rep weave. An avid designer and teacher, she was featured in Rep Weave, a 2-hour DVD by Interweave Press. She publishes regularly in weaving … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 118 Robyn Spady ~ Block Party

118 Robyn Spady ~ Block Party

Bremerton, Washington Robyn Spady learned to weave in 1969 and completed the Handweavers Guild of America’s Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized study “Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth.” She is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 119 Dianne Totten ~ Crimp and Create (Weaving Crimp Cloth)

119 Dianne Totten ~ Crimp and Create (Weaving Crimp Cloth)

Marietta, Georgia Dianne Totten, a weaver for more than 30 years and teacher for 20, uses a variation of woven shibori to produce what she calls “crimp cloth”—a heat-set fabric that she uses to create one-of-a-kind garments. Her expertise in … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 120 Madelyn van der Hoogt ~ Deflected Doubleweave

120 Madelyn van der Hoogt ~ Deflected Doubleweave

Coupeville, Washington Articles in weaving magazines often end with the sentence: “The possibilities are endless.” The article might be about a weave structure, specific yarns, color theory, finishing methods, or a combination of any or all of them. Weavers have … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 121 Melissa Weaver Dunning ~ Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana

121 Melissa Weaver Dunning ~ Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana

Berryville, Virginia Melissa Weaver Dunning is an avid tartan and linen weaver, a skilled spinner and a compulsive knitter. She loves to share the history and context of traditional textile arts. Beginning her weaving journey in 1980 with Scottish master … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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Comments Off on 122 Susan Wilson ~ Polychrome Crackle Weave

122 Susan Wilson ~ Polychrome Crackle Weave

Arvada, Colorado Susan Wilson received the Handweavers Guild of America’s (HGA) Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, Master Level in 1990, with a specialty in crackle weave. Her book, Weave Classic Crackle & More, was published in 2011. Susan’s articles have … Continue reading