Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop - Liz GipSOn
Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshops
by Liz Gipson February 15 & 16
Pattern Power! - Thursday, Feb. 15. Think that plain weave is all you can do on a rigid-heddle loom? Meet the pick-up stick! With this simple tool you can create patterns galore. Learn how to make weft and warp floats and how to combine them. In this class you will weave a scarf that highlights five fun pick-up patterns. As with all of Liz's classes, you aren't just learning how to make a beautiful object, you are learning the fundamentals to weaving well. Pre-warped loom and a pick up stick are required.
Double Your Fun: Weaving with Two Heddles—Friday, Feb. 16. This class will walk you though using two heddles and a weaver's favorite—double weave. Double weave allows you to weave fabric twice the width of your loom, to weave a tubular fabric connected at the selvedges-- perfect for bags and pillows. Double weave is also used to do incredible color work. Previous rigid-heddle weaving experience required. No materials fee. $60.00 for each class. Space is limited so please sign up early to avoid being disappointed, For more information, contact Myra at email@example.com
Please see the Newsletter for the signup form.
4-Shaft Weaving Class
by Myra Chang-Thompson
February 4 & 18
Figurative boundweave is a fun way to decorate rugs, fabric for bags and upholstery. It creates a thick, lofty fabric that works up well in linen and wool. You must be able to warp your loom and diagram designs on graph paper. Students will furnish their own warps and background wool for their sampler and small project. The cost for the class is $200 plus a $10 materials fee which includes a handout, references and additional colored wool yarn for patterns. Myra Chang Thompson, handweaver, dyer, spinner and teacher will lead the class. For more detailed information, contact Myra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Handpainting Yarn, Roving and/or a Warp
by Robin Pascal February 10, 1-3
Participants may bring up to 4 oz. of yarn, roving and/or a warp. The fee is $40. Class size is limited. Classes are at Robin’s home in Edgewood. Contact Robin Pascal at 286-1783 or email@example.com to reserve your spot.
by Judy Chapman.
Needle Felt a Nesting Hen!
February 6; 1-3/4—$40
Make a Wet Felted Wrist Cuff OR Wrist Warmer February 13; 10:30-12:30/1:30 Cuff—$40—Wrist Warmer—$55. Note that the wrist warmers take longer than the wrist cuff due to size.
Needle Felt a Nesting Hen OR Make a Wet Felted Wrist Cuff!
February 20; 1-3/4—$40
Make a Wet Felted Wrist Cuff! February 23; 10:30-12:30—$40 Special addition: An Ice Dying Demonstration will be provided at NO CHARGE during this class! See the beautiful results of ice dying; stop by around 11:15 or attend the class.
Create a Wet Felted Surface Design on an Ice Dyed Scarf!
February 24; 10:30-1:30/3:30—$85
Needle Felt a Nesting Hen!
February 6; 1-3/4—$42 Learn the basics of needle felting while creating this cute hen. It can be an ornament to hang or just sit on a shelf to enjoy. Minimum number of participants for this class is 5. (Note: this class is at Wide Sky Ranch in El Dorado.)
All classes (unless noted) are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials are included except a button for the Cuff (bring a button to attach or you can make the cuff a solid piece). Class size is limited so call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedule.
by Cathlena Burr February 22, 1-4:30
A new Temari design (appropriate for beginners and experienced). Cost is $43 plus $5 materials fee. All Materials provided.
Warping Back to Front
by Cathlena Burr March 20-21, 10-4 This is a great method of warping for long, dense or very fine warps as the threads are not dragged through the reed and heddles as they are rolled on. Students will need a portable loom, warping board, raddle, warping tools and yarn for a warp. If you do not have any of these, I have access to all the parts. I am available for project consultation. You will warp and dress the loom in class and probably get started weaving, but most of the weaving will be done at home. Please do NOT wind anything ahead of time as set up on the warping board is a crucial piece of this method. Cost is $129 (includes tax). Get a preview at the Weavers’ Review on March 10.
Both classes will be held at Southwest Decoratives (5711 Carmel Ave. NE) Contact Cathlena at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-264-7969 to sign up
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - Feb 15, 2018 6:30
When: Feb 15, 2018 6:30pm
Location: Raymond Sanchez.
What: Liz Gipson
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thursday evening, February 15. (NOTE this is a week early due to the availability of the speaker and workshop leader.) Liz Gipson will demonstrate warping the rigid heddle loom using a peg, known as direct warping. She will also discuss the 2 other ways of warping a rigid heddle loom. She has released a DVD, Slots and Holes which covers the same information in great detail. This DVD is in the guild library. Liz will also lead 2 Rigid Heddle weaving classes on February 15 on Pattern Power and February 16 on Double weave on the rigid heddle loom. Liz is a great supporter of the “mighty little loom” and shares her passion with students in class and on the Internet. She lives in Socorro where, in her spare time she attends class at New Mexico Tech and is rumored to raise goats.
2018 Las Arañas Schedule
February 15 Liz Gipson will return with more Rigid Heddle Weaving. 2 day workshop (topics to be announced).
March 27 (a.m.) Tales of 40 Years of Rug Service by Sara and Joe Alexanian
April 26 (p.m.) Marcia Petty "My Textile Collection."
May 22 (a.m.) Elizabeth Jenkins "A Peek into My Work"
July (p.m.) New videos: Dyeing with Indigo with Elizabeth McTear OR How to Spin Yarn to Knit with Kate Larson
August 28 (a.m.) Carla Wackenheim and Myra Chang Thompson "I live to Dye!" 2 day workshop on Eco-Dyeing
October 25 Maggie Casey. Program to be determined
2 day workshop in "Spinning Silk."
November 8 (a.m.) Jennifer Moore "Textile Adventures in Peru" 2+ day workshop in "Double Rainbow in 4 and 8 shafts"
ALL meetings for Las Aranas through 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
Guild Library Listing Available here!
Intro to Spinning Yarn
by Becky Arnold
February 3 & 17, 10-3
Learn the basics of the relaxing meditative and rewarding art of spinning your own yarn. This class covers spinning and plying with drop spindles and spinning wheels. It will also include different ways to prepare wool for spinning and how to finish the yarn. Drop spindles will be included in the materials. During the 2nd class we will use spinning wheels—either bring your own or use one of Becky’s. Location TBA in the NE Heights, Albuquerque. Cost is $95 + $30 materials fee (includes fiber and drop spindle). Contact Becky at email@example.com with questions or to sign up.
Master Class on
Technical Challenges in Tapestry
by Elizabeth Buckley
Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26 10-3:30
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 three-dimensional 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. The classes are formatted to provide time at home in between sessions to weave and to develop ideas generated during each class. Each class will include design explorations, group critiques & discussions as well as individual attention at the loom. For more information, or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on The Visual Heartbeat:
Creating Movement in Tapestry
by Elizabeth Buckley
May 3-6, 9:30-3:30
Rhythm is not only integral to the world of music and dance, but also to effective tapestry design. Repetition of motifs in layers helps to create the sense of visual movement as well as three-dimensions. The act of weaving in itself is filled with rhythmic gestures. In this workshop, we will explore different approaches to visual rhythm through the use of repetition, progressions, gradations, and contrast in shape, line, value and color. We will look at how use of the techniques themselves also can contribute to a sense of movement. These underlying principles behind rhythm will help you go beyond the flat background to creating a dynamic flow. For more information, or to register, email elizabeth@elizabethbuckleytapestryartist. com