Sunday Morning Seminars

203 - Simply Stripes: Essential Patterns for Woven Cloth – Cameron Taylor Brown

Class Size: 15

 

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Materials Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) Assorted papers, oil pastels and yarns $5 

 

Stripes have been an integral part of textile design throughout human history. View woven samples and images from Cameron’s own collection as well as from the Cooper Hewitt in New York, the Textile Museum in Washington D.C, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nuno, Lena Rahoult and others. Examine the design elements of color, texture, weave and proportion in stripes, and explore these ideas in your own quick compositions with yarns, pastels and colored paper. Discuss how these “sketches” could be translated into woven cloth.

 

Supplies:

Students should bring a pencil, clear tape, scissors, glue stick, 12” ruler with metal edge, 6-8 pieces of letter or legal–sized paper. Camera suggested for visual note-taking. 

204 - Double Weave—Straight, Divided, & Conquered - Marg Coe  - Seminar is Full

Class Size: 15

 

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner weaver/weave design. Should be familiar with weaving vocabulary.

 

Materials Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $13 for USB & Handouts

 

Double weave can be woven on straight, divided parallel, extended parallel, and two-tied threadings. But what's best is that designing is not anywhere near as difficult as some of us are led to believe! Weave design and graphics software gives us the tools to create double weave designs that were almost impossible to conceive of using traditional techniques. The seminar covers designing threadings, tie ups and treadlings, or lift plans with a focus on 8-shaft weaving. 

 

Supplies:

Note Taking Supplies

205 - Fiber Jewelry  -  Jeanne Norman Sarna

Class Size: 15

 

When metals and gem stones prices started going through the roof we started to see more fiber jewelry as an alternative. Jeanne Norman Sarna will share her passion for all kinds of fiber jewelry in this presentation-style 2-hour seminar. During this seminar we will view state of the art images and discuss many samples of fiber jewelry. Many of us have taken classes and workshops in addition to having a lifetime of fiber skills that can be easily be redirected to make unique fiber jewelry. Simply adding a few jewelry finishing techniques will help make your pieces have that professional look. This seminar will inspire you to look at fiber jewelry in a new very doable way. Power pointe presentation with fiber jewelry samples.

 

Supplies:

Note Taking Supplies

206 - Weave Drafts into Continuous Strand Weaving (CSW) - Lenore Snyder

Class Size: 15

 

After a brief introduction to establish a basic understanding of the process of continuous strand weaving (CSW), several weave structures, including twills, log cabin, houndstooth and herringbone will be demonstrated on the triangle, square and rectangle looms. Also, there will be an in depth explanation of the process required to convert multi-shaft weave pattern drafts for CSW. Several examples of simple to complex weave structures and patterns will be available. Q & A is encouraged, allowing interaction between the presenter and participants. Handouts and charts of selected patterns will be available. Participants will have the opportunity to chart a draft for CSW. : www.lenorej.com 

 

Supplies:

Note Taking Supplies

207 - Introduction to Network Drafting  - Robyn Spady

Class Size: 15

 

Skills Level: Adventure-seeking beginning weaver to advanced weaver

 

Materials fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $5 for handouts

 

Network drafting is a method for creating designs with curves. It may not look intuitive; however, there is a method-to-the-madness. In this hands-on seminar, participants will be introduced to the step-by-step methods for developing an original network-drafted pattern and how to manipulate it into new and exciting patterns. Learn the fundamentals of designing network-drafted patterns and understand what terms like initialgrid, and network mean.

 

Supplies:

Students should bring a  pencil or pen and note taking supplies

208 - Mono dyed scarves    Terry Tarnow

Class Size: 12

 

Materials fee: (participants pay instructor directly)  $15

 

Did you think that all those wonderful cotton and chenille yarns in your stash were color fast? Think again. Quite by accident Terry Tarnow discovered that most of our yarns will bleed onto silk with the addition of a vinegar bath and steam. The possibilities are endless. Students will lay out patterns of yarns, silk tie scraps and plant fiber on silk scarves, steam the project and watch for amazing results. At least two projects will be completed. Students will be offered the ability to pre-dye scarves before laying out the patterns.

 

Supplies:

 2 pieces of 1 to1 ½” wood dowels 12” long (just buy a dowel rod and cut into thirds), 2 old towels, Plastic bags for wet towels & scarves. Optional: Any scrap cotton yarns in colors including chenille, Old silk ties you would like to cut up, Scraps of weaving projects using cotton or chenille.

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