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Visiting Artist Workshops

WGM Workshops are intensive, two to five day learning opportunities lead by national or internationally-recognized instructors. WGM typically offers 3-5 workshops each year to:

  • Provide an intensive experience on a specific technique
  • Introduce new concepts or techniques
  • Complement classes offered by WGM faculty
  • Challenge participants to explore new fibers, techniques or structures

To get an idea of past WGM workshops, please click here>

Questions about workshops? Please contact education@weaversguildmn.org.

Upcoming Workshops

June 2018: Tablet Weaving Basics and Beyond with John Mullarkey

This workshop is an in-depth review of how to weave with tablets or cards. Starting with a basic history, day one will cover drafting and designing threaded-in designs, setup, and basic weaving and finishing techniques. Day two introduces the circular warp setup, discusses weaving with individual cards in packs, and instructs on double-turn double-card diagonals. Day three explores double-faced weaving techniques. This workshop is great for those looking for an in-depth look at basic and intermediate level tablet weaving techniques and mechanics. No tablet weaving experience required, but this is also a great workshop for those with experience who want to look deeper into this art.

Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 15, 16 & 17, 2018
Time(s): 9:30am – 4:30pm

September 2018: Flax, Hemp, Ramie, Bamboo, and Tencel – Cellulose Old and New – Spinning Workshop with Patsy Zawistoski

Flax is the classic fiber of linen yarns. Although very different than wool, it will easily become another joy for spinning after you learn new techniques to manage its particular characteristics. This class teaches you quick ways to dress distaffs in long, line flax, wet-spin line or roving, and scour finished yarns.

Hemp, ramie, bamboo, and Tencel™ are also important cellulose fibers for today’s spinners to understand. Two are very old, one is very new, and one fits into both categories. We will prepare, dye, spin and ply all of them to fully understand their differences. Blends, novelties and combination yarns will be taught so you will know how to spin the ultimate cellulose yarns for summer shawls, tops, and scarves.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16
Time(s): 10:00am – 4:00pm