Workshops

April 17-19, 2020

“Weaving in 3-D” – Sarah Fortin with the FWWG: 

The objective of Weaving in 3-D” is to learn a loom-controlled method for creating fabric with dimension.  Weaving with two layers, separately and simultaneously, participants will be able to make folds, pleats, tucks, gathers and puckers, along with learning tips and tricks to create them.  Tubular weave and the weaving of pockets may also be explored.  This structure provides a wide range of unexplored possibilities for uses in fashion and home décor.

In class, you will learn how to the dress the loom with two warps, creating a supplementary warp on a second beam.  If your loom is not equipped with a second beam and braking system, you will learn how to adapt the loom easily so you can weave this structure.  Sarah will send specifics about yarn for two warps and instructions on how to wind them well in advance of the workshop.  She will also send a supply list, including materials needed for creating a second warp beam.

 

 

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Sign-up for “Weaving in 3-D” is now open to FWWG Members either at a guild meeting or by contacting Workshop Chair, Margaret Arafat (817-422-8134 or margaretarafat@yahoo.com).  Class-size is limited to 12-15 participants.

Non-members interested in taking this workshop may put their names on the Wait-list at any time by contacting the Chair.   Sign-up for non-member participants begins on December 1, 2019.  Non-members on the Wait-list will be given priority over other non-members.

NOTE: Workshops sponsored by the Fort Worth Weavers Guild are open to all weavers, members of a guild or not.  Workshop fees are the same for everyone.  However, FWWG members have sign-up priority before December 1, 2019. 

A deposit of $50.00 is due on sign-up.  Individuals not on the Wait-list do not need to pay the deposit until/unless they become participants.  The approximate cost of the Workshop is $225; the actual cost will be announced shortly.  The total amount is due no later than March 1, 2020. 

Mail checks made out to “FWWG” to FWWG Treasurer, PO Box 471004, Fort Worth, Texas 76147-1004, or pay by credit card or PayPal on the Guild website, fortworthweaversguild.org, at the “Payments” link.  Anyone who pays fees without being on the official sign-up or waiting lists will have the payment returned.

Non-member participants may contact the Chair about potential accommodations at a guild member’s home.

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Oct 12-14, 2018 Jennifer Moore- Double Rainbow2 Layers, 4 Shafts, 6 Colors – Infinite Possibilities

Jennnifer Moore Rainbow Warp

This is perhaps the ultimate color sampler! We will begin with a day of warping in which you will learn Jennifer’s system for working with multiple colors in a rotational sequence. A basic two-layered structure will enable us to mix and match our colors, creating an amazing array of color mixtures. As you weave and your warp colors move past each other you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and moire patterns. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp. This sampler will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects.

Contact Jimmie for more information- TexJimjo@gmail.com

 

Jan 12-14 2018 Jette Vandermeiden  All Tied Up workshop

Thread the loom with one versatile threading and learn how to re-arrange your tie-up so you can weave many, many different structures and projects without re-threading. Discover how integrated twills, layered double weave, summer and winter, plaited twill, breaks and recesses, M’s and O’s, waffle weave and so many others can all be woven with small changes to the tie-up. 8 shaft only

 

November 10-12, 2017  Linda Hartshorn: Natural Colors to Dye For  Pictures of the workshop can be seen here

Create a full spectrum of color on wool yarn with dyes from plants, minerals, and an insect! We will dye with exotic materials including madder, Brazilwood, and cochineal, as well as some local plant dyes. Indigo blue will be dyed in its own unique process. The mordants that fix the dyes to the fiber (alum and iron) are safe to use and give fast and beautiful hues. Take home a set of sample skeins in twelve colors. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and a beautiful black are all possible with natural dyes.

With Silk Painting and Stamping with Natural Dye Extracts (last ½ day)
Handpaint and embellish two silk scarves with brilliant colors from plants, minerals, and an insect! Discover how to use natural dyes for surface design in a fun, hands-on workshop. We will make natural dye paints from extracts, and thicken them for stamping designs onto fabric. Take the scarves home to rinse out after they have cured. This workshop is an enjoyable introduction to natural dyes, perfect for all ages and levels of experience.