Saturday Afternoon Seminars

108 - Get Ready, Get Sett, GO!  - Cameron Taylor Brown 

Class Size: 15 


Skill Level: beginner 


Materials Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) Assorted papers, oil pastels and yarns provided by me for $5 per student. 


Many handweavers guess at sett by winding yarn around a ruler. There is another way to determine sett simply and accurately. For many years, the textile industry used the Ashenhurst Formula, which provides easy mathematical calculations for spun yarns that account for fiber, yarn type, weave and end use. This session will reveal the secrets of the Ashenhurst Formula. In a hands-on, practical exploration, we'll move between yarn samples and paper and pencil computations, focusing only on simple calculations that are of immediate use to handweavers. 



A ruler, pencil, clear tape, scissors, a calculator with a square root button, and  one 4" by 12" piece of stiff cardboard. Camera suggested for visual note-taking.


Cameron Taylor Brown will also be teaching seminars Sunday Morning and Sunday Afternoon as well as a three day workshop called:  "Color in Cloth: The Weaves You Want and Why"

109 - Over Easy –Taqueté Sunnyside Up & Turned - Marg Coe 

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


Designing lift plans for polychrome taqueté on double 2-tie or single 2-tie (aka summer & winter) threadings using weave design and graphics software allows us to create with ease. Jin (developed in the Han period in China, but aka turned taqueté) is a separate, but related weave (in any event I don’t know where else to put it). Jin designing, utilizing digital tools, is also so very much easier to accomplish compared with the complexity of the woven. 21st century design meets 1st century structures. 



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Marg Coe will also be teaching a Saturday MorningSunday Morning and Sunday Afternoon Seminar as well as a three day workshop called: "4-8 Weave"

110 - Twining in Jewelry - Mary Hettmansperger 

Class Size: 12


Materials Fee:  (participants pay instructor directly) $20.00 Mary will supply tools needed for the class Materials in kit for class - supplied by instructor: 18 gauge wire, 28 gauge wire, Beads. Supplies needed included in kit.


Using copper wire and colored wire, students will make a piece of jewelry using the twining technique and have material to make another at home. Adding beads, layering, will all be covered. Fun and relaxing class using this great technique.

111 - Weaving A Transparency - Bobbie Irwin

Class Size: 15


Skill Level: All levels


A transparency has an inlaid pictorial pattern on an open-weave background. With the pattern diversity of tapestry, transparency weaving is easier, faster, and more economical. The interaction with light gives added dimension. Using examples from a number of weavers, this presentation gives tips for designing and inspiration for your own work. 



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112 - Weaving TnT: Dynamite Tips ‘n Techniques for Every Weaver - Robyn Spady 

Class Size:15


Skills Level: Beginning weaver to advanced weaver 


Materials fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $3   


Would you like to learn a great method for repairing a broken warp end, tracking your treadling while you weave, making your own repair heddles, or just make weaving easier and more pleasurable? This “prop-riddled” seminar looks and feels like an interactive show-and-tell and will introduce over 36 offbeat tools, techniques, or tricks to assist weavers in all phases of weaving. 



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