Shimmering Colors: the Magic of Iridescence Workshop by Bobby Irwin Fri-Sat-Sun, April 26-28
The Magic of Iridescence Workshop
by Bobby Irwin
Dates Fri-Sat-Sun, April 26-28.
Fabrics that appear to change colors as the light and orientation change seem almost magical! Despite the restrictive “rules” you might have heard, these fabrics are easy to weave, and it doesn’t take gossamer silk or just plain weave to do it! Learn the many factors that influence the results: hue, value, luster, weave structure, and more. You’ll weave a plain-weave color sampler with a limited range of warp colors and up to 24 weft colors in pearl cotton. You’ll then analyze the sampler and choose two effective weft colors to make a second sampler on the same warp, experimenting with a variety of weave structures and color variations. Dozens of fabric swatches, both handwoven and factory-produced, will be available for your study. Multicolor iridescence and iridescence in black and white are some of the amazing possibilities! 4-shaft looms; all yarn supplied, 3 days For all experience levels, including beginners who are familiar with their equipment and basic weaving techniques.
This is a Las Arañas workshop & the cost is $180 (plus $35 for non-members) plus any materials fee. A $25 deposit is required. Please fill in the registration form on the workshop page.
Bobbie started teaching weaving on a local level in 1976, long before she knew much about weaving, and has offered classes and programs for guilds, conferences, craft schools, shops, and other venues since 1986. . Her workshops are not round-robin; you work at your own pace on your own equipment. Please visit the workshop page for the registration form.
Her book, Weaving Iridescence, Color Play for the Hand Weaver, is available in our guild library. It is also available on Amazon and is a lovely book. This is a great chance to work with Bobbie before she retires. So please consider taking this class!
by Elizabeth Buckley
Values & Shading Techniques in Tapestry Workshop
Thur-Sun, May 2-5; 9:30-3:30
An in-depth look at the correlation between values and shading techniques, this workshop will explore how to create gradations using demi-duites (dots), weft-bundle blending, alternate line gradations, hatching & hachures.
In both workshops, students can expect to generate several designs, fine-tune one, make a cartoon and begin weaving a small study. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their loom. Questions or to register, contact Elizabeth to sign up at:
Classes by Cathlena Burr
Beginning 4-Shaft Weaving
Wed—Fri, March 27-29 AND Mon—Wed, April 1-3, 9:30-4:00 For absolute beginners and those wanting a review. I stress loving warping, good techniques and an excellent foundation to spring from for any kind of loom weaving. I supply all equipment, tools, materials. You will take a loom home over the weekend. Cost is $323.63 and $10 materials fee. NOTE: Both classes are at Southwest Decoratives, 5711 Carmel Ave. NE. Contact Cathlena at firstname.lastname@example.org or 264-7969 to sign up or with questions.
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt an Owl March 5; 10:30—1:00+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle Felt (no water) a Wall Hanging March 12; 10:30—1:30+, $50. Bring a lunch.
Needle Felt Book Markers March 19; 10:30—1:30+, $40. Bring a lunch. Make 1 or 2 Book Markers
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedule. NOTE: Weather in the East Mountains can be severe; if you schedule a class, please check your email the morning of the class in case the roads are not safe to drive. Judy will work with you to reschedule.
Beginning 2D Needle Felting Class
By Mary Black
Saturday, March 23, 10-1 This beginning class is being held at SW Craft Connection, 3107 Eubank NE #27. You will be making a Horse Portrait. All Supplies are included. The cost for the class is $35. Go to www.SWCraftConnection.com to Register. Contact the store at 414-1787 or Mary at 410- 8124 with questions.
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill
presents Alexandra Davidoff
Vogue Knitting designer, in classes June 21, 22 &23. All classes at the store, call or come in to register and pay the class fee before April 20 to reserve your space.
June 21: 5-6 Free introductory talk with Alexandra Davidoff
June 22: 10-1 Cardona Cable Hat with Malabrigo Yarn, $60
June 22: 2-5 Noro Wrap $60
June 23: 10-5 I Am Dragon shawl with beads and special blocking technique $120
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill
120 Amherst Dr NE
Albuquerque NM 87106
:: Upcoming ::
When: March 26, 2019 9:30 am
Location: South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
What: Key Happenings in My Weaving Life by Mary Colton
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Tuesday Morning, March 26 at 9:30. It will be held at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW .
The speaker will be Mary Colton
A weaver for nearly 50 years and a weaving teacher
for most of that time, Mary Colton has lived in Albuquerque and been a member of Las Arañas since 1982. For many years she wove ikat garments and taught the weaving class at UNM during the ‘90’s. In the ‘90’s Mary tookHGA’s Certificate of Excellence program with a study in tapestry techniques, earning the Basic Level in 1996 and
the Master’s level in1998. In 1998, Mary and 2 other Las Arañas members founded the Tapestry Group. In the last 20 years they have learned from each other and from outside teachers and presented numerous shows. Along the way, Mary says she has often been in the right place at the right time. She will share those experiences at the meeting.
2019 Las Arañas Schedule
Most meetings for Las Aranas through will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW or at
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
Raymond Sanchez is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Spinning Classes by Margaret Trousdale
All workshops are at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW on Saturdays, 10-1. They are for Intermediate to Advanced Spinners. Limit of 12 participants. Bring your spinning wheel, 3 bobbins, skein winder & 6 ozs. of at least two different colors to the March 23 & April 27 workshops. It’s the same for the Pet Hair workshop, except needed are a spool of silk thread & at least 3 ozs. of animal hair if you have it, but not the 6 ozs. of other roving. Donation requested $30 for each workshop. Supplies available for a nominal fee. A stash table of wooly bits and “spices” with a drum carder will be available for creative impulses. Questions? ScienceTcher@gmail.com or (714) 721-7505.
Spinning Spiral, Flame & Gimp Yarns
April 27; 10-1
Do you already spin and know how to do two-ply, but would like some special techniques? This workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to create fancier yarns in a more determined fashion. This workshop will cover 3 kinds of double plied handspun yarns: Spiral Yarn, Flame Yarn & Gimp Yarn.
Spinning Cocoons, Knops & Beehive Yarns
Sat. March 23; 9-1
This workshop will cover 3 kinds of handspun techniques: Cocoons, Knops & Beehives. Participants will leave with a minimum of 3 skeins.
Spinning Pet Hair Sat, April. 6; 10-1 Bring pet hair to this workshop where you can learn to spin animal hair. You’ll learn 2 techniques and walk away with 2 skeins: Double plied & ripple-plied with silk.
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