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Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop - Liz GipSOn
Beginning Weaving Class
by Cathlena Burr
January 24-26 & 29-31, 9:30-4
Location: Southwest Decoratives
This 4-Shaft weaving class will be held at Southwest Decoratives, 5711 Carmel Ave NE # B. Cathalena will provide looms, tools, equipment, yarn, notes, etc. for anyone who does not already have a portable loom. You will learn calculating materials, reading & drafting weaving patterns (“recipes”), good weaving techniques, playing with color and most importantly getting comfortable with warping the loom. The cost is $300 + tax & a $10 materials fee. Contact Cathlena at 264-7969 or email@example.com for questions & to sign-up.
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
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.
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
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - Jan 23, 2018 9:30
When: Jan 23, 2018 9:30 am
Location: Raymond Sanchez.
What: Tara Cunnings Program
Tuesday January 23 Tara Cunnings, scholarship recipient will present a short program on her visit to Interweave YarnFest 2017. Spiders Market will also be discussed.
2018 Las Arañas Schedule
January 23. Tara Cunnings, scholarship recipient will present a short program on her visit to Interweave YarnFest 2017.
The Spiders' Market Committee will roll out its plans for the 2018 market and 10th Anniversary Opening.
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
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.
by Judy Chapman. Locations and Dates are noted on the class descriptions.
Shibori Techniques - January 9th, Nob Hill Fabrics; 10:30 - 12:30 $40 all materials included. NOTE - This is not a scarf class, you will use "some" silk to create the shibori textures. Nuno Felting background helpful.
Nuno Felting with Shibori Techniques OR Cobweb Wet Felted Scarf - January 11 OR January 16th at Nob Hill Fabrics, 10:30 - 3:30 $85 all materials included.
Embellishments - Wet Felted Flowers - January 18th at Wide Sky Ranch Santa Fe - 1:00 - 3:00 $40 all materials included.
Pick your class: Shibori Techniques or Wet Felted Flowers - January 23rd or 25th at Nob Hill Fabrics 10:30 - 12:30 $40 all materials included.
Nuno Felting with Shibori Techniques OR Cobweb Wet Felted Scarf - January 30 at Nob Hill Fabrics 10:30 - 3:30 $85 all materials included.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU TOOK A CLASS FROM ME IN 2017, YOU GET A 10% DISCOUNT ON ANY CLASS IN JANUARY 2018 (no limits)!
Class size is LIMITED, so please call Judy directly to schedule 540-661-2748.