August: Lustrous Linens – Weaving Linens with Success with Kati Meek
Begin by warping with the Trapeze, threading and sleying from the center out, and then weaving with ‘live weight’ tension for easy, successful and lustrous linens. Along the way, learn about Lithuanian linen towels, fine tuning equipment for linen, warp building, and finishing linen cloth, with special attention paid to healthy body mechanics. Weave-and-exchange with other participants to go home with a beginning linen notebook so that you’re well-prepared to weave anything in your wildest linen dreams.
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18, 19, and 20: 9:00am – 4:00pm
September: Sewing Your Handmade Fabrics with Liz Spear
Move past the bog jacket and shawl with your handwoven or felted fabrics, and learn to cut and successfully sew a jacket, shirt or vest. Adding fit and stylistic flare to our incredibly beautiful handmade cloth requires some extra care for results you won’t get with commercial fabrics. Using pre-workshop suggestions/guidelines, you’ll select a pattern appropriate for your fabric. Cutting, marking, seam finishes, pressing, buttons and linings will be demonstrated as you sew through the steps to construct your handmade fabrics into a garment you’ll be proud to wear. Students should have intermediate sewing skills.
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8, 9 & 10: 10:00am – 4:00pm.
October: Cutting Loose with Tied Weaves with Robyn Spady
Tied weaves are a whole group of different ways to create patterned fabrics with floats of limited lengths. Plus, one threading can provide a multitude of different treadling options, from singles and pairs to Dukagang and taquete. In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of tied weaves and explore a wide variety of treadling techniques to create different results. For weavers interested in understanding terms like summer and winter, single two-tie, taquete, samitum, and exploring Quigley or Bergman tied weaves, this workshop is for you!
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 13, 14 & 15, 2017: 9:30am – 4:30pm