Contemporary Handweavers of Texas
Participants explored the use of indigo dye with shibori techniques and some of Michel Garcia’s interesting methods of stamping with mordants as well as dyes.
In this round robin on-loom workshop each loom was threaded for a different rag rug structure or technique. Students used a variety of tools to create a rag rug sampler.
Participants made a ply-split necklace in colors of their choice. They had the chance to try some cords and try other ply-splitting structures.
A lovely beaded fringe or edge can turn an ordinary scarf, shawl or garment into a dramatic, unique piece and can turn an already wonderful piece into a real showstopper. Beaded fringes and edges can also be used very effectively to embellish home décor and accessories. Participants learned various techniques for making beaded fringes and edges and will make a sample of each technique for future reference.
What wonderful memories we all have from our first retreat! Because of the great success of the first retreat, we have made plans to repeat it in the years between the state conference. Why wait so long for kindred spirits to get together for fun, fellowship and creating? The stories and wine flowed as women from all over the state of Texas enjoyed a fabulous time at the first ever CHT Retreat! Please join us as we gather again in 2018 for fibers, fun and relaxation!
Rasa shared her skills and knowledge of traditional Lithuanian Band Weaving. Bands designs are simple for beginners, usually the children, progressing to more challenging patterns. Although the materials and tools are low tech the results are amazing.
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