Monthly Lecture Series


Monthly Lecture Series via Zoom - Second Wednesday of the month

7:00 PM EST

This exciting new series is being offered to all members of MLH as a FREE benefit of membership.  


This series does require that you must be a member of MLH. This series will offer you 11 FREE lectures/speakers throughout the year on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm.


The Zoom lectures will be recorded  LIVE and made available through a limited, password protected access for registered MLH members up to 2 weeks after, unless otherwise noted. 


July 10, 2024  "Wedge weave/Eccentric weaves"  with Deborah Corsini

Bold, graphic line, zigzag stripes and scalloped selvedges are striking characteristics of wedge weave. Instead of weaving perpendicular to the warp, as is usual for tapestry, wedge weave is an eccentric weaving technique where the wefts are woven at an angle to the warp. 


August 14, 2024 "Inspiration and Garment Design with Handwoven Fabrics" with Susan Lazear

Handwoven fabrics are incredibly amazing. They combine color, texture, fiber, and structure and provide us with a material that is unique. Designing for Handwoven clothing should be fun and the process in cutting the fabric should not be a hindrance. Susan Lazear will share inspirations and various decisions one makes when choosing styles and picking or creating patterns for handwoven fabrics. 


September 11, 2024 "Reverse Drafting: Well-intentioned Destruction" with Emily Winter

Reverse drafting is the process of unraveling woven cloth and diagramming its construction on graph paper using draft notation. In this program, Emily Winter from The Weaving Mill will present on the Reverse Drafting Club, a mail-based weave analysis program run by TWM and demonstrate the process of reverse drafting using provided swatches.


October 9, 2024 Weaving with Light and Air: Leno and Gauze Structures with Patrice George

Leno is a specialty weave structure where warps “twist” around single wefts instead of running parallel to each other as they do in plain weave.  Leno creates a structure with warp ends that do not slip when spaced apart in the fabric. Leno twists can be created by hand, on the simplest looms, or by using a modified heddle system on looms with 3 or more harnesses. Leno is a perfect structure to use for lighter weight fabrics like curtains, scarves, shawls, and table textiles, but can also be used with heavy yarns for blankets, mats, and technical textiles.


November 2024 "Color Journaling as a Design Tool" with Lin Bentley Keeling - CANCELLED

In this presentation Keeling will share the evolution of Color Journaling in her own studio practice, give a demonstration of the basic color journaling exercise which she teaches to her tapestry and coiled basketry students—attendees are welcome to join in the exercise  if they wish—followed by a discussion about the ways this technique can open creativity and help expand participants’ use of color in their own studio practices. 




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