Contemporary Handweavers of Texas
Class Size: 10Loom: warped tapestry, floor or table loomClass Materials Fee : $30.00, possibly lessSkill level: Some knowledge of weaving, using a loom, which will be warped in advance
Topics we will cover are beginning the tapestry with twining and/or soumak, how to blend colors with hatching and gradations, finishing techniques to protect both the warp and weft, display techniques and design methods. Depending on time we will also cover using a cartoon, spots, pick and pick and eccentric wefts
The picture is of Sherri’s work, Sine Wave, woven in her hand-dyed wool yarns, and 34″ x 61.75″. You can see more of Sherri’s work at https://sherriwoodardcoffey.com/
I recommend the Bockens cotton rug warp from Lone Star Loom Room either white or natural. The 12/9 can be used at either a sett of 6 or 8, but some tapestry weavers prefer the 12/6. (See note above about the yarn which will be provided.)
*If you need help with a frame loom, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send instructions about frame looms, or I will have a couple of frame looms to use, which may be bought, if desired.
Class Size: 10 (max 12)Loom: Warped loom with a minimum of 8 shaftsClass Materials Fee: $10Skill Level: Intermediate
It’s easy to get enthusiastic about this special form of doubleweave—for its versatile design capacity (lots of blocks on relatively few shafts), its potential for creating dimension and texture (if you shrink one weave, the other one puffs), and its delightful ability to transcend the vertical and horizontal grid of most loom-produced cloth.
In this on-loom class, participants will choose a draft from those provided, choose their fiber, and then weave samples in structures that allow the warp and weft to shift away from parallel and perpendicular elements and move toward an array of curves, undulations, and textures.
This is not a round robin class, but you will be enticed by the variety of drafts chosen by the other participants. The class includes instruction in developing drafts as well as selecting materials appropriate for woven pieces in this structure. Each student will need to 1) warp a loom with at least 8 shafts using drafts sent from the instructor and 2) bring that loom to class to weave samples on. The yarn you will choose from will be specified in the drafting instructions mailed to students at least one month before class.
Boro started in the Japanese culture as a way to keep garments alive by patching them with a visible mending technique. It was a practical necessity, but with the advent of the Slow Stitch movement, Boro has become an art form.
As we grapple with shrinking resources and the waste of Fast Fashion, embracing the practice of Boro encourages the stitcher to extend the life of their clothing by patching, mending, andcreating a unique piece of fiber art. No previous skills are required. We will learn and practice some basic embroidery stitches used in Boro.
Because of the individual nature of each person’s projects, you may contact Christine in advance of Art Camp to brainstorm with her about your ideas. Christine will also bring a sewing machine (and you are welcome to as well), but we will be focusing on Slow Stitching and will only use the machine if necessary. You can reach Christine at [email protected].
Class Size: 10Class Materials Fee: $45.00Skill level: ability to weave anything
You will learn how to cut your own stakes without tangling bundles, learn how to soak/spray/towel off your weavers. Learn twining, lashing, twilling, shaping, and two kinds of rims.
The concept is simple. Bring what you want to work on. Work or not work. No instructor. No limit except for facility restrictions on wet activities such as felting or dyeing.
And, if this is what you really want to do, there is a grassy place under a couple of trees with a garden hose for your use. Independent Study will take place in the Conference Hall meeting room. Lights, electricity, floor space, tables and chairs are available for your use. And, you will be closest to the morning and afternoon break area!
You have spent both good money and your good time on spinning and weaving equipment. So, let’s talk about how we can keep the tools in shape and possibly rescue that bargain you couldn’t resist.
A beading project that any level of beader can master!!
Beautiful square Tila beads are made into a bracelet with seed bead embellishment. Several different colorways will be available for choosing
My kid brother, man of many odd talents, showed me how to weave little birds from the Palm Sunday palms at church.
They make up nicely from ribbon too, and once you know how, they just take a few minutes. We will make birds that you can pin to your hat or attach to gift wraps or perch on a tree. Then show your kids how to make them and keep them busy for hours! We might also make fish or tiny baskets, depending on our mood
Learn how to make easy decorative knots that can be used as closures on your garments or other creations. Instructions and supplies provided.
$5 per knot chosen
Bring scissors, large eye tapestry needle, pins and regular needles