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by Elizabeth Buckley
Depth of Space in Tapestry Workshop
Thur-Sun, Feb. 28-Mar. 3; 9:30-3:30
Backgrounds can become more threedimensional through the use of depth in space, whether it be in a landscape or in creating illusory space. In this workshop we will explore the design principles behind the use of planes and layers, and how to incorporate these in tapestry design, be it representational, abstract or somewhere in between.
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
Intro to Doubleweave
Tues. & Wed., Jan. 8 & 9, 9:30-4:30
You will need to bring a pre-warped 4 shaft loom. We will go over all the basic possibilities of weaving 2 layers: separate layers, tubes (including stuffed ones), color play and layer changes, and everyone’s favorite: double width! If the pre-warping seems prohibitive, Cathlena will hold a Warping Class* on Monday, Jan. 7, from 9:30-4:30 specifically for warping for the doubleweave class. The class uses 2 colors of 5/2 mercerized cotton. Cathlena has over 60 colors on hand and is willing to sell you ounces of the colors you want, so no need to panic over ordering materials. The doubleweave class is $129.45 (includes tax) and the warping class is $53.94. *The Warping Class is open to those who wish to review Back to Front OR Front to Back for a project for the New Year! Temari—Wings Thurs., Jan. 24, 1-4:30
This class is open to beginners and veterans. Cathlena supplies all materials for first timers and has materials for sale to add to your color palette. These Japanese embroidered balls are wonderfully portable fiber addictions! $43.15. NOTE: Both classes are at Southwest Decoratives, 5711 Carmel Ave. NE. Contact Cathlena at 264-7969 or email@example.com to sign up.
Weaving Independent Study—Feb. 4-5
Beginning 4-Shaft Weaving—Mar 27-Apr 3.
by Judy Chapman
Wet Felt a Cobweb or Nuno Felt a Scarf
January 15; 10:30—2:30+, $85. Bring a lunch. Needle Felt (no water) a Wall Hanging January 22; 10:30—1:30+, $50. Bring a lunch.
Needle Felt a Rabbit Pin Cushion with Tape Measure January 29 10:30—3:30+, $75. Bring a lunch. If you do not complete the rabbit during the class, you will have the hardware and wool to take home and a 2nd class ($25) can be held if you choose.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 6612748 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.
Our Guild Library Has Great Books
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When: January 22, 2019 9:30am
Location: Raymond Sanchez
What: Getting Ready for Spider's Market
The program by the Spiders’ Market Committee will present all kinds of strategies to help you present & sell your items at the sale. This includes ways to present jewelry so that is will “catch the eye” of the buyer, marketing tips for great appeal & many, many more.
2019 Las Arañas Schedule
Most 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
Spinning Classes by Margaret Trousdale
Do you already spin and know how to do two-ply, but would like some special techniques? These classes are for you. You’ll learn how to create fancier yarns in a more determined fashion. For both classes, you need to bring your spinning wheel, three bobbins, a niddy noddy (skein winder, ball winder or nostepine). You’ll also need six ounces of soft batting of any color combinations you like. A stash table of wooly bits & “spices” with a drum carder will be available for creative impulses.
Spinning Spiral, Flame & Gimp Yarns Date,
Time & Place TBA
Based on Sarah Anderson’s The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs, pages 112-118 this class will cover 3 kinds of double plied handspun yarns: Spiral Yarn, Flame Yarn & Gimp Yarn. Skill level: Intermediate, Class length: 3 hours. Cost: $50, Materials fee $5 for materials from the stash table.
Spinning Cocoons, Knops & Beehive Yarns
Date, Time & Place TBA
This class will cover 3 kinds of handspun techniques: Cocoons, Knops & Beehives. Skill level: Intermediate, Class length: 3 hours. Cost: $50, Materials fee $5 for materials from the stash table.
Margaret began spinning in 2009. She took formal lessons at Dewar Studios in Costa Mesa followed by a weekend at Camp: pluckyfluff, taught by Lexi Boeger, author of Handspun. She spent 4 years selling her yarns at various venues. For the past 10 years, she’s been an active spinning guild member, sharing wool and fiber joy in public demos & sales. She records her fiber adventures on https:// theyarnmarm.blogspot.com/