The Las AraÑAS Guild is golden! 2020 marks our 50th Anniversary!
Double Weave Diversity Workshop
by Jennifer Moore
This workshop has been canceled. Workshop registration payments already received will be reimbursed.
Mar 24; 1-4, Mar 25-26; 9-4, Mar 27; 9-Noon.
You can choose a warp for either a 4-shaft or 8-shaft sampler. Instructions and materials will be sent when you register. The 8-shaft sampler includes everything from the 4-shaft sampler plus a number of 2-block structures. Table or Floor looms are acceptable.
The workshop will be held at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW.
This is a Las Arañas workshop and the fee is $180. Fill in the registration form in the newsletter and send it with your check for $25 to Melissa Holt.
For more info, contact Dana Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Myra ChangThompson at email@example.com.
Winter/Spring Studio Workshops
by Elizabeth Buckley
Weaving Water in Tapestry
April 30-May 3, 2020, 9:30-3:30
Weaving water in tapestry presents design and technical challenges in depicting the surface of water, the reflection, movement of ripples or waves, and what lies beneath the surface. In this workshop we will explore each of these components, and different ways to utilize tapestry techniques to create the feel of water, whether it be representational, abstract, or somewhere in between. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their loom. Questions or to register, contact Elizabeth at 243-3153 or Elizabeth@elizabethbuckelytapestryartist.com
Classes by Cathlena Burr
What Can I Do With a Draft?
Wed-Fri, Apr 29-May 1; 9:30-4
Using Overshot as a medium, students will explore pattern structure and drafting. The goal is to be able to look at a draft and determine if the pattern is suitable to the materials, the desired finished product and how to expand, contract or otherwise customize the design. We will also consider ways to create original drafts. Using a variety of materials, students will weave samples of various overshot patterns, re-imagining the possibilities of an old weave structure. This is a “Next Step” class meant to give fairly new weavers the confidence and understanding of the correlation between threading, tie-ups and treadling: to look at any pattern and feel confident that they can weave it. We will be reviewing the basics of reading and writing drafts, on paper, and taking those exercises to the loom for concrete samples of the ideas explored. Students will warp a loom beforehand and come to class ready to weave. $226.54 plus $25 materials fee.
Classes are at SW Decoratives, 5711 Carmel NE. Contact Cathlena at 264-7969 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand Painting Skeins for Warp Workshop
by Las Arañas Guild Members
Apr 24-25; 10-4
Using a cotton or cotton blend commercially or self prepared skein, participants will learn how to prepare the yarn for dyeing and creating a stunning warp. Special emphasis will be given in the use of fiber reactive dyes and in calculating the repeats of color areas. Be prepared to have a ton of fun! The workshop will be held at the South Valley Multi Purpose Senior Center at 2008 Larrazolo Road SW.
Students must provide their own cotton or cotton-blend yarns, (pre-washed), rubber gloves, a measuring tape, an apron and materials for taking notes. The fee is $50 plus $10 for dyes and chemicals. For more information, or to sign up, contact Myra Chang Thompson at 864-0876, 859-0680 or email@example.com.
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt a Book Cover
Tues, Mar 17; 10:30-12:00+, $45. (Hardback, blank page book included). Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle and Wet Felt a Pendant
Tues, Mar 24; 10:30-12:00+, $55. Bring a lunch. This is not a beginner class.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics, 4401 Cutler Ste C. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedule.
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