Master Classes On Technical Challenges in Tapestry
Teacher: Elizabeth Buckley
Dates: Thursdays—Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 27
Description: These Master Classes focus on a range of technical challenges in tapestry; be it weaving smoother curves, better understanding hachures or color blending to achieve the effects of transparency, gradations or 3dimensional form. Strong emphasis will continue to be on design, exploring different ways to translate concepts and ideas into tapestry, addressing how to synchronize technique and design. Classes are from 10-3:30. Contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
What Can I Do With a Draft?
Teacher: Cathlena Burr
Dates: Mon-Wed, May 8, 9, 10; 9:30-4
Description: Cathlena will be teaching a dry run of her IWC workshop, What Can I Do With a Draft? for interested guinea pigs.
Each student will be assigned a different warp to have set up before class. This is a round robin workshop (everyone will weave a sample on each loom to take home in a notebook. Using overshot, we will discuss weaving drafts and how to read the information they hold, how to enlarge and shrink them, how to turn them and in general manipulate them for our creative purposes. We will also discuss creating your own original drafts.
Cost is $150 (plus tax) and will include notes, and some extra weft materials. Contact Cathlena at email@example.com or 264-7969 (please note spelling of “gingko”). Class is held at Southwest Decorative, 5711 Carmel Ave NE. Space is limited.
ALL meetings for Las Aranas through 2017 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
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - April 27 6:30 PM
When: April 27 6:30 pm
Location: Raymond Sanchez Community Center
Your Scholarship Funds at Work
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thrusday Evening, April 27 at 6:30 at the Raymond Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th St NW. The program will be presented by members Annie MacHale and Robin Pascal. Annie and Robin were both recipients of a Las Arañas Scholarship for further education of Las Arañas members. One of the requirements in awarding a scholarship is that the recipient will share their experiences with the general membership. So Annie and Robin are fulfilling that commitment with this program. Annie’s scholarship helped to send her to Tacoma, Washington in July to the International Braid Society’s 2016 conference Braids, Bands and Beyond. The conference had 181 registrants from 14 countries. Annie took classes in card weaving and finger loop braiding. Limber up your fingers for a hands-on demo of finger loop braiding! Robin’s scholarship was to attend the 2015 IWC Conference in Durango where she took a workshop with Robyn Spady entitled The Thrill of the Twill. In this workshop participants brought a pre-warped loom and learned to weave multiple patterns by changing the tie-up and treadling.
2017 Las Arañas Schedule
April 27 pm Scholarship Recipients—Annie MacHale & Robin Pascal
May 23 am Bobbin Lace & Embellishments—Barb Lower
June - Retreat
July 20 pm Either a DVD on Weaving with Novelty Yarn—Tom Knisely or Fiber Reactive Dyeing session—Cres Stonacek & Sheep to Shawl Sign-up
August 22 am Rigid Heddle Weaving—Liz Gipson and STS Sign-up.
September Sheep to Shawl
October 19 pm Program by Kate Larson
October 20-23 Spinning workshop with Kate Larson
November 28 Textile Conservation Techniques for Home—Lynne Hoyt
December Holiday Party
Heddlecraft - a new weaving magazine by Robin Spady