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WARP IT ! PAINT IT ! WEAVE IT !
Sponsored by Toledo Area Weavers Guild
April 29- 30 , 2023
Explore on-loom and off-loom warp painting using fabric paints. This direct and spontaneous method of applying color to yarn can be used for functional or non-functional pieces. Students come with looms dressed with a warp provided by the instructor. Learn Kathie Roig’s method of preparing a warp for off-loom warp painting, assuring that threads are evenly spaced and under tension for ease of painting. The use of a cartoon is optional. Students will go home with an on-loom warp painted weaving and an off-loom painted warp to weave at home.
A lifelong maker, Kathie Roig began weaving in 1980. Working for a
professional weaver gave her the confidence to pursue her own work under the name KMR Handwoven. Explorations of warp painting using fabric paints has been her focus since 2009, when she asked herself, “what if”.
Students should have some knowledge as to how the dress a loom. Limited instruction will be given on warping the loom; this will be specific to the warp painting process.
Course Schedule April 29, 2023
Day 1: Warp painting on the loom
Paint warp on-loom using various methods of application
*we may begin off loom warp painting process*
Day 2: April 30, 2023
Warp painting off loom
Pre-sley warp and spread warp
Dress loom with painted warp (if time allows)
Weave (if time allows or weave at home)
Sat. April 29 and Sun. April 30, 2023 9am-4:00pm
Cost: $ 90.00 for workshop (includes $20 guild membership) + $25 materials fee = $115.
The $25.00 materials fee includes 2 warps: 10” wide, 24 EPI (240 ends), 2 yards long.
One warp will be given to students prior to class in order to have looms ready for the workshop.
The instructor will provide 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn (warp and weft), fabric paint, reed holders for off loom process, weft yarn: black and white 10/2 cotton, various amounts and colors of 8/2 tencel and 8/2 cotton and more.
Make checks payable to TAWG and mail them to Lou Ann Glover
8015 Indian Creek Lane, Sylvania, OH 43560
Fee is due by April 10, 2023.
The workshop will be held at the Sylvania United Church of Christ in Wright Hall.
7240 Erie St, Sylvania, OH 43560 ( Toledo, OH)
Student Materials Required:
Loom (prepared with warp provided by instructor)
Bobbin winder (unless provided by facility)
Lease sticks (at least 15” long)
12 dent reed (at least 15” wide, this is addition to reed in pre-dressed loom)
4 “ quick release” clamps
Packed lunch for each day
Optional: hair dryer, inspirational photo/postcard, weft yarn, such as, but not limited to: 8/2 cotton, 10/2 cotton, 8/2 tencel, linens, silks comparable to those sizes
Duneland Weavers Guild Meeting
The Duneland Weavers Guild will meet at Three Moons Fiberworks (402 Broadway in Chesterton, IN) on Saturday, March 11 at 10 am, Central time. The program will be presented by the West Side Study Group. The challenge for the group has been to create with Linen. Join us for a creative look at the use of linen by these members.
The general public is invited and encouraged to attend!
For more information, Website : dunelandweaversguild.org
Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild will be celebrating their guild's 44th anniversary having started in March 1979 in Holland, Michigan, from the handspinning group that all took the same community ed class in the winter of 1978. The handspinning group met EVERY Wednesday evening at 7pm, taking turns to meet at each member's house. A birthday cake will be enjoyed at our March 17 meeting with a program on using card weaving on inkle looms, making fabric beads, and creating fused postcards.
All are welcome to join us at 1pm on Friday, March 17, at the First Reformed Church at 630 State St, Holland. Contact Jennifer Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or check out our blog at http://lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com.
On Friday, April 21, Masha Kakova will instruct us on wet felting a piece that can be used as a pillow cover, a purse, or a wall hanging. Contact Susan Jansen at email@example.com if you would like to participate.