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Versatile Drafts and Yarns:  A dozen Drafts to Adapt for a Wide Variety of Projects

A Seminar with Robyn Spady

November 13, 1:00 - 4:00

 

Drafts are just the beginning. The choices you make as far as yarn, sett, and more can make a draft versatile for a variety of purposes. In this seminar, Robyn will share a dozen different drafts and cover how to adapt them for projects ranging from dish towels and scarves to baby blankets and yardage. Join us for an interactive and fun afternoon with Robyn and leave with a handout including drafts and ideas.

 

 

Cost: $25.00

To register contact Leslie Conery (email in directory)

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Dyeing to Please You: Warp (& More) Dyeing Techniques

A Seminar with Kathrin Weber

January 27, 10:00 - 12:00

 

Through lecture and demos, learn techniques for dyeing cellulose-based fiber warps and skeins. This is not a “recipe” class. Using seven hues of Fiber Reactive MX dyes, students will begin to develop insight into the essence of color that allows them to blend, shade and produce a full spectrum of color.

Students will learn my nontraditional methods for dye application which produces one of a kind, technically sound, color-fast hand-dyed yarn in warps and skeins. We will discuss how to dye for dramatic results as well as for subtle color and value gradation in planning your specific project. You will learn simple and effective techniques for handling yarn in the scouring, dyeing, and rinsing phases without tangling. And, beyond that, to begin to learn to dye with personal fearlessness and intention.

 

To register contact Diane Pigg (email in directory)

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Designing at the Loom With Multiple Warp Chains

A seminar with Kathrin Weber

February 24, 2024, 10:00 - 12:00

This presentation focuses on techniques for working with multiple warp chains while designing at the reed. There is huge freedom in sitting at the loom and making well informed decisions as you design and setup. But it can be a nightmare without a system to keep all your yarn under control. Fabric for towels will be the project that I demonstrate while helping you explore the possibilities of simple, effective use of materials.

I use four warp chains (three space-dyed warp chains and one solid color chain for background) in a straight draw threading. This creates exciting plain weave, rib, rep, turned taquete, and twill with a single loom setup. These playful techniques require no pre-planning other than having enough threads for the width of fabric you want to create. You will discover a few ideas that wake up creativity in your weaving. Guaranteed. The last 30 mins will be reserved for Q&A.

You don't have to have taken her first workshop to take this one.  There will be a handout, and the course video will be available to registered attendees for 30 days after the session.

 

The cost is $20.  You can mail a check payable to EWG c/o Eugene Textile Center, 2750 Roosevelt Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402 or drop it in the guild mail bag behind the front counter at ETC. 

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Cally Booker - An exploration of double huck (8 shafts)

March 13, 20, 27, 2024

9:30 am - 1:30 pm PST

We will weave a variety of samples in double huck, including layer and block exchange, stitched layers, mixed structures and colour-and-weave effects. The programme includes three talks to introduce different aspects of the material, as well as supporting video demonstrations which participants can access at any time. In the final session, we consider extending the structure to more than 8 shafts.

Participants will need to have access to an 8-shaft loom and will receive full instructions enabling them to set up their looms ahead of time. Note that countermarche looms are not suitable for this workshop.

Registration Fee: $70
This workshop has limited slots, be sure to register early and hold your space!
To register - Email Leslie Conery (email address in guild directory) to be placed on the list and mail a check made out to “Eugene Weaver’s Guild” to the guild mailbox at ETC (2750 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402)

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