July 25, 2016
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Workshop List–in Class Order

Here you will see classes listed by class number, showing instructor, title, and category. Click on the class number or title to go to the detailed course listing. Click on the instructor name to go to her bio with photo, … Continue reading

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 6, 2016
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Comments Off on 201 – Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel ~ Martha Owen

201 – Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel ~ Martha Owen

On what did sleeping beauty prick her finger? Discover the historical craft of hand carding and spinning on a spinning wheel. Beginning spinsters will strive to “get the feel” of simple creation and make yarn. Participants will learn this and … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 202 – Journey Through Creative Spinning–From Prep to Ply ~ Esther Rodgers

202 – Journey Through Creative Spinning–From Prep to Ply ~ Esther Rodgers

This spinning workshop journeys from start toward creating textured and creatively spun yarns. Beginning with different fiber preps–using drum carders and blending boards, and a hackle to card batts, rolags, and roving and blend color in tops—participants will progress through … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 203 – Great Wool Project (Or How Different Sheep Breeds and Processing Methods Affect the Drape and Wear of Cloth) ~ Beth Smith

203 – Great Wool Project (Or How Different Sheep Breeds and Processing Methods Affect the Drape and Wear of Cloth) ~ Beth Smith

Why would a spinner want to spin Southdown? What is the best way to prepare a Longwool for spinning? Why is Merino such a fussy fiber? This class demystifies the what, why and how of sheep breeds. Luxuriate in 15 … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 401 – Eco-printing on Cloth and Paper ~ Nancy Farr Begnini

401 – Eco-printing on Cloth and Paper ~ Nancy Farr Begnini

Students will learn to dye with leaves and other plant materials in this introduction to contact printing with plants (eco-printing). Topics discussed and demonstrated, then practiced by students, will include the best techniques to the fiber/cloth being printed, as well … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 402 – Color, Color, Everywhere ~ Amy King

402 – Color, Color, Everywhere ~ Amy King

Participants in this workshop will spend time dyeing in several different methods on several different fibers to illustrate the different dye take-up –and then, what dyers need to do to adjust color to those fibers. Then they’ll spin. Working as … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 403 – Not Your Grandma’s Dye Pot ~ Kathrin Weber

403 – Not Your Grandma’s Dye Pot ~ Kathrin Weber

Students will learn the basics of dyeing – dyeing safely, traditional as well as non-traditional application of dyes, and processes needed to set the dyes for color fastness. This is a dye class for fiber artists who approach (or would like to approach) dyeing with confidence … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 501 – Beadwork Basics and Beyond: A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities Using Needle, Thread and Beads ~ Carol Cypher

501 – Beadwork Basics and Beyond: A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities Using Needle, Thread and Beads ~ Carol Cypher

Participants will try their hands at a dozen or more off-loom beading stitches. The succession of stitches builds on the skills acquired in the previous technique, enhancing your ability to learn and understand each stitch and the relationship of one … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 502 – Paint and Plait: Bias Plaited Baskets ~ Jackie Abrams

502 – Paint and Plait: Bias Plaited Baskets ~ Jackie Abrams

Learn to create baskets inspired by an old Shaker technique and how to paint weaving materials using heavy cotton paper and acrylic paint. As participants investigate the possibilities of contemporary basketry through experimentation, exploration and fun, they will plan and … Continue reading