Guild Monthly Programs 2020 - 2021
There will not be a monthly guild meeting this month. Please enjoy these online resource at home.
Daryl Lancaster, well known for her expertise in handmade garments from hand woven cloth, describes her creative history. This presentation was a part of the Visual Artist Lecture Series from Peters Valley School of Craft.
October 26, 2020 10 AM - 12 PM
Weaving on Simple Looms in South America
Laverne Waddington presents a show of images and videos called Weaving on Simple Looms in South America in which she talks about the four basic types of looms she encountered in her travels in South America. She talks about the people who use them and the cloth they produce and tell stories about her experiences learning to use them with her indigenous teachers. She focuses on her love, the basic, but at the same time surprisingly complex, backstrap loom. By the end of her presentation, viewers will have a very good idea about how the backstrap loom operates and why she has chosen it over the other looms she has studied.
November 23, 2020 10 AM - 12 PM
Paint Two, Beam One: Maximizing Color in Your Weaving
Denise Kovnat's presentation, accompanied by garments and samples, presents techniques for painting two warps and weaving them as one on your loom. You'll learn how extended parallel threadings can optimize the use of color in your weaving.
No Meeting planned
January 25, 2021 10 AM - 12 PM
Mathematical Design: Geometry in Textiles
Jennifer Moore discusses examples of the Golden Proportion, the Fibonacci Series, symmetry movements, tessellations, and fractals as they have been used throughout history, various cultures, and particularly in contemporary fiber art.
February 22, 2021 10 AM - 12PM
Combining Warps and Structures for Wow! Yardage
Daryl Lancaster discusses some basics on weaving yardage, what to weave, and how to sett it. Learn how to know what is on the cone or skein, and see how far it will go. With 8 shafts you can magically combine structures and different yarns and create some inspiring and truly unique fabrics.
April 26, 2021 10 AM - 12PM
The Fundamentals of Natural Dyeing
Marilyn Robert introduces the fundamentals of natural dyeing. If you have been curious about natural dyes and the dyeing techniques, this program should satisfy and pique your curiosity. There are so many beautiful and exciting dyes available to us from our environment, and it is rewarding to be able to avoid harmful chemical processes in our textile work. Those of you who are experienced natural dyers may learn something new in this program as well. Marilyn Robert has been teaching about natural dyes over the past twenty years.
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