VISIT US At the Shamrock Festival This weekend, 11am-6pm, we will Be demonstrating Weaving, Spinning, etc.
Members, Please Join us for Weavers Review!
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.
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
Master Class on
Technical Challenges in Tapestry
by Elizabeth Buckley
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 email@example.com.
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
by Judy Chapman.
Surface Designs on an Ice-dyed Scarf
March 8; 10:30-1:30/3:30—$85
Make a Wet Felted Wrist Purse
March 13 & 15; 10:30—$85
Nuno Felt a One-of-a-Kind Scarf
March 20; 10:30—$89 This class is at Wide Sky Ranch in El Dorado.
Needle Felt a Nesting Hen OR Make a Wet Felted Wrist Cuff!
March 24; 1:00—$40
Make a Wet Felted Purse
March 29; 10:30—$85
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.
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - March 27, 2018 9:30 am
When: March 27, 2018 9:30 am
Location: Raymond Sanchez.
What: Sara & Joe Alexanian
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Tuesday morning, March 27 at 9:30 at the Raymond Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th St. NW. The program will be presented by Sara & Joe Alexanian about their 20 years in the rug business. Joe & Sara retired from more than 30 years in the rug cleaning, repairing & selling business. Joe began working with his grandfather at age 10 in the family rug business. He learned about rug construction, dyes & stain removal which became his specialty. He also worked in his uncle’s rug warehouse business, which at the time was the 2nd largest carpet business in America. Alexanian Rugs, Inc. gained a reputation for service and quality work for 30 years.
2018 Las Arañas Schedule
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!