Past Workshops

Heather Winslow workshop Weaving in Theo Moorman style, 4/19-4/24/2024

To learn about this interesting inlay weaving technique, attend the workshop. Details are here.

Double Weave Pickup Workshop, 4/3-4/5/2024

The Warped and Weft Weavers of Woodstock IL have invited us to join them in a 2 1/2 day Double Weave Pickup Workshop on Wednesday afternoon April 3 and all day on April 4th and 5th. See here for more details. This workshop is designed for anyone who is comfortable weaving on a 4 harness loom.  Woodstock is about a 2 hour drive from Madison.  It is a doable commute. If you prefer, there are some reasonably priced hotels in the area. The workshop will start after lunch on April 3 and finish up on April 5. For more information contact Claudia at or Pat Bullen at

Tartan Wool Shawl/Scarf Workshop starting October 15
This 3 part weaving workshop will guide you through the entire process of creating a beautiful, wool tartan shawl or scarf.The straight twill design is perfect for weavers of all levels on a 4 harness loom.

Wedge Weave Tapestry Workshop with Connie Lippert.  3 Days May 9, 10 & 11
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 Connie is giving this workshop in partnership with the WI Handweavers Inc.
Sewing with Handwoven Cloth with Susan Fortney, May 13-15
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
For questions about the workshop:  Please contact Susan Fortney at
Double Weave Workshop with Jennifer Moore May 19-21, 2022
This workshop is offered through the Peoria, IL handweavers Guild. For more information:

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 or call 608 712-2966. For workshop questions, contact Pat at

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


Weaving Workshop, May 26-June 1, 2019

The Clearing Folk School ( 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.

Bobbin  Workshop
October 12-14, 2018

Hand-dying and Weaving Workshop
October 6-7

Drafting Workshop
March 10 & 11, 2018


Surprisingly Simple Summer & Winter Workshop
presented with Sarah Saulson

October 14 & 15, 2017


Waffle Weave Workshop

November 13, 2016



Weave to Sew Workshop

April 2016

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

April 2014
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