In contrast to most weaves which are woven in a plane horizontal to the loom, wedge weave is woven on the diagonal. This results in a weft-faced weaving with many distinctive characteristics and exciting design potential. For more information and registration go to Lost Art Website https://www.lostartfiberandtextile.com/weaving Connie is giving this workshop in partnership with the WI Handweavers Inc.
Dig out your handwoven yardage or quickly put something on your loom! Our guild’s own Susan Fortney, an expert seamstress and sewing teacher will help us to sew with our handwoven cloth! The goal of this workshop is for each individual to create a sewn garment from their own handwoven cloth. Susan will be consulting with each person to provide direction. In thinking about what you would like to sew – simplicity is key. You would want to minimize the amount of tailoring required for your piece.Where: Monona Public Library Municipal Room.
Cost: We estimate that the cost for this workshop to be $50 or less per person. We will announce a final cost and sign-up due date within a few weeks. Participation is limited to 10-12.
When: Friday, May 13, 1pm – 6pm
Saturday, May 14, 9am – 5pm
Sunday, May 15, 1pm – 5pm
What to think about: Try to find a simple garment pattern without a lot of tailoring, like a simple shell or top. Something that you could complete in 2 days.
What to bring: Sewing Machine, Sewing tools (shears, pins, thread etc.) More forthcoming….
To sign up: Please e-mail Annie Berssenbrugge at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the workshop: Please contact Susan Fortney at email@example.com
Deflected Double Weave, October 18, 2021
In the fall-Deflected Double Weave with Nataile Drummond via Zoom. Details are here. This workshop will be limited to 10 participants.
Colorful Effects in Tabby & Twill, March and April 2021
This is an online class taught by Pat Bullen and is a great way to study color and weave great patterns with basic weave structures. Participants can pick many colors or simply weave with 2 colors to create a scarf, table runner, towel or simple sampler in cotton, wool, or tencel.
- March 18, 6:30-8:30 pm: Color & Weave Effects – Tabby
- March 25, 6:30-7:30 pm: Q and A .
- April 1, 6:30-8:30 pm: Color & Weave Effects – Twill
- April 8, 6:30-7:30 pm: Q & A
$35 per person – PDF handouts included*
*Handouts will be received early enough to order yarn if necessary. 2-6 contrasting colors recommended. Printed/Mailed handouts w/folder are available for an additional $10.
To sign up – contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608 712-2966. For workshop questions, contact Pat at SpinningWitch24@gmail.com
Fiber Art Workshop, February 22, 23, 24, 2019.
Participants brought their hand woven fabrics, scarves and table runners. Mary Sue gave them personal guidance for suitable patterns and garment ideas. The class was designed for all fiber artists, including felters, weavers, dyers, and surface designers. New and traditional sewing techniques were highlighted in the 3 day workshop by LostArtFiberandTextile.com
Weaving Workshop, May 26-June 1, 2019
The Clearing Folk School ( www.theclearing.org) in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin is offered the class “Weave It, Don’t Waste It: Creating Table Runners with Recycled Materials.” Scholarships were available for this class. The Clearing Folk School offers a variety of classes and workshops in all media.
Tagari workshop, 2010
The Tagari, a Greek saddlebag, is a colorful woven bag used by Greek shepherds to carry everything from a loaf of bread to kindling for the evening fire. This traditional bag lasts for years of daily use. The secret of its strength and durability lies in the method used to weave the woolen yarns. This was a do-it-yourself project, first offered in 2010, when 14 guild members participated and produced beautiful Tagari bags.
The $15 fee provided each participant with a folder explaining the construction, the history, and the use of the Tagari. Each folder contained a choice of four designs along with eight layouts of how to arrange the colors on your bag. Included in the folder were illustrations of how soumak could be added as an embellishment. Each participant needed 2 pounds of the 2-ply bulky yarn @ 600 yards per pound. The bags were woven as weft-face weaves, using Maysville cotton as warp, sett at 8 epi. The shoulder strap could easily be woven on an inkle loom.
March 10 & 11, 2018
presented with Sarah Saulson
October 14 & 15, 2017
Waffle Weave Workshop
November 13, 2016
Weave to Sew Workshop
Susan held a very informational workshop on sewing what you’ve woven. Different techniques to grab your colors, using windows, cover cords for trims and button loops, and many other tricks of the trade. And right down to basics, cutting out your pattern.
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Block Weave Workshop
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