Lectures/Seminars

Registration Opens January 4, 2021

Lectures

The Textiles of Scotland     Martha Town

May 7, 2021 7-9 PM

Class Size: 50  

Skill Level:  for all levels

 

Lecture Fee: $20

Materials Fee: none

 

Registration Deadline: April 23, 2021

 

 

 

 

This travelogue will feature the great variety of textiles I saw in mainland Scotland and the Shetland Islands in Spring 2019! From fine knitted lace to woven blankets and tapestry….the Scots have a long history with wool and weaving.  They are a charming and creative people and it will be my pleasure to introduce their amazing talents and picturesque country

Seminars

Two Day Seminars

201  Turned Krokbragd on the Inkle     Joan Sheridan

May 23 and 30, 2021  9-11 AM and 3-4 PM both days                           

Class Size:   15

Skill Level: previous plain weave inkle weaving experience required.  You must know how to set up the loom and make string heddles

 

Seminar Fee: $120

Materials Fee:  $15 -  includes an emailed handout and a set of tools that will facilitate weaving, shipping within the continental US.

 

Registration Deadline: May 2, 2021

 

In this two-day class you will learn the principles of turned krokbragd, how to dress the inkle loom and set up supplementary heddles and how to weave this loom-controlled structure. On the first day you will weave a sheep band and on the second day you will design a band and begin weaving it. The magic in this easy-to-weave structure comes in the dressing of the loom. Weaving is all loom controlled and goes nearly as fast as weaving plainweave yet you get a much more complex looking band. During the week between classes you will weave a second band on  your own to help cement what you learned to prepare you for designing your own band, which we will cover in the second day of class.

Students must have: an inkle loom (not a miniature loom -- a longer loom is easiest), a set of at least 25 string heddles, a ball of #10 crochet cotton, scissors, blue (green) painter’s tape.  Yarn to make sheep and two bands of your own design (refer to photo for sheep band colors). When learning, 8/4 is my first choice (I prefer Brassard over rug warp) but you may use 3/2, 5/2, 10/2 or even embroidery floss.

One Day Seminars

101  Sewing Needle Book      Judy Dominic  

March 5-6, 2021  11 AM-12:30 PM and 3-4:30 PM both days

Class Size: 12

Skill Level:  all levels

 

Seminar Fee: $60

Materials Fee $10

 

Registration Deadline:  January 29, 2021

 

 

 

As the idea of ‘slow stitch’ gains momentum, where do you keep your needles and how do you keep them organized? Using some basic bookmarking techniques (including slot and tab, pamphlet stitch, dos-a-dos and stab binding), create one or more unique soft books from layers of cloth and or shrunken wool sweaters.  Basic embroidery stitches will give you a means to personalize the book(s).  Also great for baby’s first book or for storing earrings. You will need cloth scissors, pins, basic sewing needles, thread, thimble, and tape measure.  Supplies sufficient for at least one book will be sent to you.

102 Easy Travel Journal     Judy Dominic   

April 16-17, 2021   11-12:30 AM and 3-4:30 PM both days

Class Size:   12

Skill Level:  all levels

Seminar Fee: $60

Materials Fee: none

Registration Deadline: April 12, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Travel is such a wonderful way to expand the mind.  Journaling is a great asset to remembering all that you experience.  Learn ways to make a travel journal to fit your needs from simple, everyday around-the-house supplies.  Be as creative as you wish in personalizing your journal.  A list of all materials and tools needed will be available for students after registration.

103  Social Media and Marketing for Artists      

Jenny Schu

May 28-29, 2021   11-12:30 PM and 3-4:30 PM both days

Class Size 25

Skill Level:  should have social media account(s) and email

 

Seminar Fee: $60

Materials Fee none

 

Registration Deadline:  May 14, 2021

 

 

 

You have connected to friends, family and your favorite artists through the internet using email, websites and social media.  This seminar focuses on next steps to further the usefulness of these sites to us as artists and entrepreneurs.  Websites, keywords, Social Media and online shops are all ways to get your work out there, but where to start? We will explore the best use of our time spent online and will give some suggestions in managing multiple accounts and applications.  There will be time set aside to answer questions and give general help.  Our focus will be on Google accounts, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for now, but keep in mind the internet is always evolving!

Half Day Seminars

001  Silk Scarf Collage     Mary Sue Fenner  

January 29, 2021 10 AM-noon

Class Size:   12

Skill Level:  Beginner

 

Seminar Fee: $30

Materials Fee none

 

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2021

 

 

 

Use your beautiful hand-crafted silk scraps and yardage to make a fun and creative silk scarf.  Each scarf will require at least 1 yard of silk fabric and scraps. Participants will need a sewing machine in working order, basic sewing supplies, a rotary cutter and mat, good sharp shears/scissors and an iron and ironing board.

002  Weaving Bands on a Shaft Loom     Nancy Crampton

February 20, 2021 10 AM-noon, 12:30-2 PM

Class Size:   15

Skill Level:  Intermediate (know how to dress a loom) to Advanced

 

Seminar Fee: $30

Materials Fee $6

 

Registration Deadline: February 6, 2021

 

 

Love weaving warp-faced bands? Learn to use your table or floor loom to weave bands more quickly and with longer warps.  Use both inkle and krokbragd patterns to weave bands on your shaft loom. Discussion includes threading and beaming closely-sett yarns and color choices.  Participants will be encouraged to design their own patterns on graph paper.

003  Adapting Card Weaving Patterns to a Four-Shaft Loom     Nancy Crampton  

March 20, 2021 10 AM-noon and 12:30-2 PM

Class Size:   20

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced

 

Seminar Fee: $30

Materials Fee: none, downloaded handouts available

 

Registration Deadline: March 6, 2021

 

 

Learn to translate many card-weaving patterns to four-shaft point twill threadings. Seminar includes projected images, samples, large-scale graphics and a warped loom showing the technique. Discussion includes threading and beaming closely-sett yarns and color choices.  Participants will use graph paper and colored pencils to design patterns.

004  Designing with a Sectional Warp Beam     Nancy Crampton   

March 27, 2021 10 AM-noon, 12:30-2 PM

 

Class Size:   20

Skill Level:  need to know how to warp a loom

 

Seminar Fee: $30

Materials Fee: none, downloaded handouts available

 

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2021

 

 

If your loom has a sectional beam (or if one is on your wish list) this discussion will help you use it to its fullest potential. Includes the basics of winding a sectional warp with a tension box, color changes with the inch groups and hints for getting great tension.

005  Untying the Mysteries of Tied Weaves      Su Butler

April 29, 2021  3-5 PM questions will be taken at the end of the presentation

Class Size:  24

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

 

Seminar Fee: $30

Materials Fee: none

 

Registration Deadline: March 25, 2021

 

 

 

This popular seminar is a great way to begin your journey in Tied Weave structures! Through lecture, samples and discussion students will learn to understand the sometimes mysterious Tied-Unit weave systems. The goal is to gain a basic understanding of how Tied-Unit weaves work, and how they can be used to the advantage of handweavers and allow students the freedom to design their own tied weaves.

 

006  Traveling Bead Studio     Jenny Schu  

May 26, 2021  4-7 PM

 

Class Size: 25

Skill Level:  all levels

 

Seminar Fee: $30

Materials Fee: none

 

Registration Deadline: May 12, 2021

 

 

 

 

If you frequently find yourself on the road or just bouncing around town, there are many situations where you can sit and bead, knit or stitch.  Although this seminar is heavily bead-focused it will have many other sample cases, tips and tricks to keep things from unraveling and discussion as to what can be set down easily. It can be convenient to have a whole project or just part of one to keep our hands busy when we find ourselves waiting for an oil change.  Have paper and pencil to take notes.

008  The Mysterious Draw Loom     Su Butler

June 12, 2021, 3-5 PM questions will be taken at the end of the presentation

 

Class Size:  20 

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced

 

Seminar Fee: $30

Materials Fee: none

 

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2021

 

Many weavers have seen the intricate weavings possible on a drawloom but have no idea how the loom works. This seminar will introduce weavers to the drawloom, explain how a drawloom differs from a standard loom, explain the different configurations possible and how this affects the weaving and go through the process of actually weaving on a drawloom through slides and woven samples. Anyone who has seen the wonderful textiles woven on a drawloom and wondered how they are created will enjoy this seminar!

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