Saturday Morning Seminars

103 - It’s A Wrap - 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


The handweaving world has been changed immeasurably by the phenomenon that is “Baby Wearing”. We are monthly welcoming new weavers by the hundreds largely due to the interest in weaving baby wraps. This detailed presentation includes weaving requirements for weight- bearing, such as appropriate yarns, structures, and setts; finishing; government regulations; and marketing methods. 


Students only need note taking supplies.

104 - Looping Over Rocks – and More  - Mary Hettmansperger

Class Size: 12

Material fee:  (participants pay instructor directly) $10.00 No tools needed – Mary will have sharing tools Materials in kit for class - supplied by instructor: All wires for class, Item to loop over, findings beads and embellishments


Using rocks and other beautiful focal items, students will create a layer of knotless netting using a fine wire. A variety of colored wire along with copper and silver filled wire will be used in this weaving technique. Students will have an opportunity to learn the technique using a stone, and options to how to use other items. Students should finish the rock in the class time.


No tools needed – Mary will have sharing tools. Materials in kit for class - supplied by instructor: All wires for class, Item to loop over, Findings beads and embellishments.


Mary Hettmansperger will also be teaching a three day workshop called "Mixed Materials - New Directions for Art Quilts - Jewelry- Surface Embellishment"


As well as a Saturday Afternoon Seminar and an All Day Sunday Seminar

105 - Twined Rag Rugs - Bobbie Irwin 

Class Size: 15

Skill Level:  All levels; no weaving or twining experience needed


Follow the instructor’s journey as she discovered and researched this disappearing folk craft, including visits to major museum collections and correspondence with numerous elderly rug makers. As part of Bobbie’s goal to revive this tradition, she has written magazine articles as well as the first two books ever published about these rugs. 


Note taking supplies


Bobbie Irwin will also be teaching a Saturday Afternoon and a Sunday Afternoon Seminar as well as a three day workshop called: "Shimmering Colors"

106 - Taming of the Hue  - Robyn Spady - Seminar is Full

Class Size: 15

Skills Level: No experience necessary

Materials fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $5


Does incorporating more color in to your projects appeal to you, but leaves you feeling a little intimidated at the same time? Do you long to break out of a color rut? If so, you are not alone! In this seminar, a variety of tools and techniques will be covered to assist you in exploring different ways of incorporating color into your projects and give you more confidence in discovering new color horizons.


Students need to bring: Scissors, glue stick, paint chips (like found in hardware stores) – minimum of five colors you like and one you don’t like.



Robyn Spady will be teaching a Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Morning and a Sunday Afternoon Seminar as well as a three day workshop titled: "A Parallel Threading is the Weaver's Playground"

107 - Cotton From Field to Yarn (History of Cotton) in Georgia - Michael White from Georgia Yarn Company 

Class Size: 15


The program covers the history of cotton. Types of cotton. Properties of cotton. Production of cotton, ginning, spinning, plying and dyeing of commercial yarn. Also discussed will be the types of twist, figuring yardage based on the yarn count(size)of the yarn. There are also four short videos. One on Shepherd's Delight weaving studio and the Georgia Yarn Company, Cotton harvesting, A modern ginning operation in Georgia and a modern blue jean plant in Georgia.  

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