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Weavers Review 2016
Yeah! Weaver's Review 2016 is here. It is Free to members. This is a great opportunity for members of Las Aranas to take advantage of the wonderful weavers in the group.
Weavers’ Review is a set of programs designed to “review” the process of weaving. The programs are NOT beginning weaving classes. We assume you have, at least once, wound a warp, threaded a loom and woven a piece. It may have been two months, two years, or twenty years ago. But you are aware of the basic process to set up a loom to weave. Also, these are demonstrations only, not hands on. They are “Reviews.”
All will be held on Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the home of Ruth Ronan, 7701 Spring Ave NE, Albuquerque, except the last one at Tina Martin’s.
There are only a few caveats:
1) Please call or email Ruth Ronan if you plan to attend so we can plan the set up. (268-0726, email@example.com)
2) You must be a Guild Member to attend (you can join when you come).
3) Attend as many sessions as you can. They will not be tied to one another and missing one will not cause problems. But attending all of them should give you more confidence to warp a loom and weave a project.
The May 21 session on Rigid Heddle looms has been canceled due to problems with scheduling.
Planned for the next quarter will be posted on the website. They will include:
"Painting" on Cotton Fabric with Fiber Reactive Dyes.
by Myra Chang-Thompson
Painting" on Cotton Fabrics with Fiber Reactive Dyes
will be offered on Monday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center on North 4th Street in Albuquerque. $90.00 contact Myra at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Wonders of 4-Shaft Weaving
by Myra Chang-Thompson
This is a class for weavers with some experience. You must be able to warp your own loom. Variations include twill, tabby, basket weave, double width cloth, tubular weaving and multiple treadlings to create vibrant cloth. It will be a "round robin" class. Directions for warping looms will be given upon registration. This is a class in which you will begin to realize the versatility of your 4 shaft loom! The Wonders of 4 Shaft Weaving will be held June 7, 8 and 9 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center on North Forth Street. Complete instructions will be given upon registration. $180 for the class with a $3.00 materials fee. Contact Myra at email@example.com.
What Can I Weave With This?
Class by Cathlena Burr
5711 Carmel Ave. NE
Wednesday, May 25, 1-4:30
It’s spring cleaning time and with that sometimes comes the re-evaluation of our stash! Bring your stash in (or at least some of which you would like to weave with) and Cathlena will help you analyze it to give ideas of how you can weave something with what you have. We will talk about properties of various fibers, will the care needed fit the end product, and ideas and drafts of weave structures that will best help show off your yarn. She will help you determine how much of any given yearn you have which will help determine the size of your project. Class cost is $37.52 including tax. For the above class, contact Cathlena at firstname.lastname@example.org or 264-7969.
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - May 24, 2016
When: TUESDAY May 24 9:30am
Location: Raymond Sanchez Community Center
Topic: 3 Pick-up Inkle Weaving by Annie MacHale
Annie MacHale, an active member of the Guild, will present a program on 3 Pick-up Inkle Weaving. While a young woman in her teens, Annie discovered the inkle loom and weaving became a lifelong passion. With the help from her dad, she built that first inkle loom. Forty years later, she is still weaving on inkle looms and still loving it. In 2014 Annie and her husband quit their day jobs and moved to Edgewood, New Mexico. They now pursue their own interests. Annie's weaving has grown from a hobby into a serious business. She teaches classes, sells supplies, publishes patterns and tutorials to help other inkle weavers. Recently, she has been teaching a series of classes all over Northern New Mexico to help artisans set up shop and sell on Etsy.
ALL meetings for Las Aranas through 2016 will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW
It is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
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