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   Wedge Weave - Tapestry Weaving -3 day Workshop

             with Connie Lippert                                                  

                      May 9,10 & 11

                       9:00 am - 4:00pm each day

                                        Student must come with prewarped loom

                                        Loom rental and warp and weft materials available,

                                        contact studio for details

                        

Experience level needed: Student should have warping and weaving knowledge. 

                                         Some weft-faced weaving experience is helpful. 

                             Class size 10 max

                             Cost: $375

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 9th

 This workshop is in partnership with Wisconsin Handweavers Inc. (WHI)

                               for information on WHI Guild  

 website: https://www.wihandweavers.org/

Class description:

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.  Work on you own prewarped loom to explore wedge weave through hands-on experience as well as with detailed handouts and images.

More details on what to bring to workshop available upon registration. Contact studio with questions.

Connie Lippert weaves tapestries using the wedge weave technique and yarns hand-dyed with natural materials.

Her work has been exhibited in 30 states. She has received several artist grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Connie’s work is represented in museum, corporate, academic, and private collections and has been widely published.  Her tapestries are represented in several new books including Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond by Tommye Scanlin, The Art is the Cloth by Micala Sidore and in The Art of Tapestry Weaving by Rebecca Mezoff.  Connie’s journey with weaving is documented in a book by author Carole Green in Connie Lippert: A Wedge Weaver’s Storied Cloth.

She has taught wedge weave workshops and given seminars in California, New York, Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. 

Connie is represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

  Light and Dark Fibonacci Series Silk Scarves - $65  with Laurie Thalacker              

                                            Workshop to be rescheduled for later in 2022

                                                 9:00 am – 4:30pm with ½ hour lunch break

                              Class size 6-10 

                              Workshop registration and Silk Yarn color choice deadline is TBA

                              Materials Fee for Treenway Silk Yarn Kit to make 2 scarves $90 (includes tax)

                              Choose kit below when signing up for class.

                                The silk scarf kits for the workshop are specially hand dyed by Treenway silk

                                        Kit Color Choices

                                     Periwinkle & Apple Green

                                     Dragonfly & Turkish Bath

                                     Spiced Cognac & Grandpa's WWI uniform

                                     Suede & French Blue

                             In this workshop you will learn about how to read a rigid heddle pattern

                             and make your own modifications as needed.

                            We love getting two different scarves…a “light” one and a “dark” one, because one

                            scarf is woven with hand-dyed Jorie II as the weft and the other is woven with 

                            Zola as the weft.  

                           The two scarves each have a different weight, too, so you can wear the "light" 

                           in warmer weather and the 'dark" one in cooler weather. or one for you and one as a gift.

                           Each scarf is approximately 5.5” wide; the scarf using Jorie II as the weft will be

                           approximately 45" long (plus fringe) and the scarf using Zola as the weft will be

                           approximately 75" (plus fringe)

                           It is advised that you use your own loom for this project as there are 2 scarves to weave.

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Treenway Silk Yarn Kits

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Log Cabin Rigid Heddle Workshop

    

         

Instructor:  Mark Aycock and Laurie Thalacker

                              Class size 2-6

Weave a Log Cabin table runner

Saturday November 19     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

            Workshop Cost: $65 plus yarn choice below

             Materials: Your rigid heddle loom with 8 dent reed, shuttles, threading hook

             Yarn Color choices - choose TWO CONTRASTING COLORS in the selection below

                                              for us to create the kit you will use for the workshop

Experience level needed: must understand basic rigid heddle loom set up.

                                           and basic weaving

 

Workshop Description: You will use your rigid heddle loom to learn

                       -demonstration on how to use a warping board for indirect warp measurement  

                       -  how to dress a loom using indirect method using a prepared kit

                       - how to weave the log cabin pattern table runner 15" width by up to 36" length

                       - hem stitched edges

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BASKET WEAVING

Black Ash Bucket Basket

May 6 and 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

           Instructor: Liandra Skenandore

           Cost: $175  + $65 material fee paid to instructor on day of class

            (Workshop size max. 8)

Black ash bucket baskets are beautiful, strong utilitarian baskets that can help hold a garden’s harvest or a myriad of home, office, or studio items; it can also be a cache pot for houseplants.

In this two day class students will learn about black ash basket weaving and its traditions as well as how to process black ash splint material to make their very own bucket basket that will measure approximately 6”x6”x6”.

Students will cut and knife scrape splints to create their uprights and weavers and will learn the continuous weave method.

There will also be black ash log pounding and splint splitting demonstrations that students can participate in but it is not required.

No prior basket weaving experience is necessary but some hand strength and dexterity are needed.

Please note we will be working with a knife blade as part of the black ash splint material preparation process.

About Liandra Skenandore

Liandra Skenandore is an enrolled citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and also belongs to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Muscogee Creek Nation, and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

She apprenticed as a black ash basket weaver under renowned black ash basket maker April Stone (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) through the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship Program with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Liandra continues to practice black ash basket weaving and now enjoys sharing and teaching the craft with various communities. She lives in Oneida, Wisconsin

          

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WI Alpaca an Fiber Fest 
Just Weave - Rigid Heddle 

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Learn to use a rigid heddle loom...

This workshop will be held at the

WI Alpaca and Fiber Festival in Madison, WI

New Holland Pavilion 1

at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison
April 29 & 30, 2023

https://www.wisconsinalpacafiberfest.com/

Instructor:  Nancy Wilson, Mark Aycock and Laurie Thalacker

                              Class size max 10

Weave an Alpaca Mock Houndstooth Scarf

Saturday April 29 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

            Workshop Cost: $95

            Materials and use of loom included in cost of class - Classic Alpaca yarn

             Weave  8" x approx 40" scarf

             Yarn Color choices available must be made prior to class

REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 20


Experience level needed: No weaving experience required

 

Workshop Description: You will use a Schacht Cricket Loom to learn   

           the basics of rigid heddle weaving: the looms will be warped for you and ready to               weave. there will be a demonstration on how a loom is warped using the direct                   method.

           You will weave an soft and elegant mock houndstooth scarf using alpaca yarn.

           After sign up for the workshop, you will receive an email asking for color choices

           for your scarf. The finallength of your scarf may vary for each individual.

   Intro to Tapestry Weaving - 2 day workshop

             with Peggy MacArthur

           This workshop has been canceled.

          hope to reschedule for later in the year

                                        Materials Fee: $25 includes warp and weft materials paid to 

                                                                   instructor on day of workshop

                                        Bring your own loom. Cricket Rigid Heddle or tapestry loom

                                        Loom rental available, contact studio for details

                        

Experience level needed: beginners

                             Class size 8 max

                             Cost: $150

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY March 11

 Learn the basics of tapestry weaving 

Class description

Tapestry weaving is an amazing way to create visual impact using the warp as your canvas and yarn as your paint.  Once you know basic tapestry techniques you can translate your ideas into a woven image.  In this session we will learn the basic tapestry techniques that are used to create a design and bring it to life with yarn.  Techniques include horizontal and vertical stripes, hatching, angles, slit and dovetail joins, pick and pick techniques, and outlining.  Each student can move at their own pace.

In the second class we will talk about design considerations, different tapestry looms available, where different techniques can be used to best advantage to create the effect you are hoping to achieve, and the use of cartoons.  We will look at the work tapestry artists and how they incorporate various techniques into their work. 

 

Looms will be available to rent, but feel free to bring your own tapestry or two harness loom.  We will be weaving about 5 inches wide, and recommended sett I 8 ends per inch.

Peggy MacArthur                                            

I began weaving in about 1980 when my husband built me a 40” wide floor loom using an illustration from a library book on weaving.  Talk about pressure!!!  I taught myself the basics of weaving then  took a weaving class , which turned out to be tapestry.  I wove a great deal in the early 1980s, with a focus of tapestry using images from Astronomy Magazine as inspiration.  After a forty year hiatus,  I am now back to weaving and tapestry continues to offer constant challenge and pleasure.  It is a technique in which you are constantly manipulating the yarn with your fingers and is highly satisfying.    

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Both classes are full
Send email to be on waiting list nancy@LostArtFiberandTextile.com

Log Cabin Rigid Heddle Workshop

    

         

Instructor:  Mark Aycock and Laurie Thalacker

                              Class size 2-6

Weave a Log Cabin table runner

Saturday November 19     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

            Workshop Cost: $65 plus yarn choice below

             Materials: Your rigid heddle loom with 8 dent reed, shuttles, threading hook

             Yarn Color choices - choose TWO CONTRASTING COLORS in the selection below

                                              for us to create the kit you will use for the workshop

Experience level needed: must understand basic rigid heddle loom set up.

                                           and basic weaving

 

Workshop Description: You will use your rigid heddle loom to learn

                       -demonstration on how to use a warping board for indirect warp measurement  

                       -  how to dress a loom using indirect method using a prepared kit

                       - how to weave the log cabin pattern table runner 15" width by up to 36" length

                       - hem stitched edges

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Krokbragd Weaving

with  Emily Nie

Friday and Saturday March 22 & 23

10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

Deadline for sign up is March 16

Fee - $175.00

(Workshop size max. 8)

Loom Rental $25 for workshop - contact Lost Art Studio to reserve. Student will need to come prior to class date to warp the loom they are renting

More information on materials and loom requirements will be provided upon registration

Krokbragd (pronounced Croak brod) is a weft-faced weave. The name comes from the Norwegian and means “Crooked Path.” In its basic form, it is a three-shaft structure threaded in a 3-shaft pointed twill (1, 2, 3, 2 is the repeat, ending on 1). It is also a three-shuttle weave, whether you are using 3 colors, or only one. There are several threadings and several variations of Krokbragd. It is not a fast weave as three picks make up one row in the patterning. It is a thick weave, used mainly for rugs, tote bags, pillows, etc., anything that does not need a lot of drape.

In this workshop you will come with a prepared warp on your loom, several stick shuttles (those work best) and several (6 or more) colors of weft. Any loom will do, instructions will be included for a rigid heddle loom, table loom, and small workshop loom.

The pre-requisites are that you know how to weave, have warped your loom and bring all the equipment recommended.

Time will be spent making a narrow sampler or a set of small rugs using the sampler patterns. After pattern practice, you will work on designing patterns in your colors and several looms will be set up so you can try a different threading than what you have prepared. Finishing techniques will be discussed and the workshop will wrap up with a show and tell, either on-loom or off (if you are a fast weaver).

 

Biography

Emily Nie has been weaving since 1986. She is a self-taught weaver, learning a lot by teaching weaving and fiber art to students at Beloit College for 20 years. She is also a spinner and quilter, having managed a quilt shop for several years. Currently, she is a professional weaver, weaving core spun rugs and alpaca scarves for the Round Barn Fiber Mill in Durand, Illinois. She has won many awards for her weaving, quilting, sewing and photography at the Wisconsin State Fair. Several of her barn quilts have been painted on the barns at the State Fairgrounds. At home she weaves on a 12-shaft Louet Spring, an Oxaback Lilla set up as a draw loom, and a Schacht Wolf Pup.

 

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Introduction to Looping

with  Nan Calvert

Saturday February 24

10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

          (Workshop size max. 12)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $40

           Materials: $15  instructor on day of workshop

  • All materials and equipment will be provided by the instructor including the forms, needles, fiber, and embellishments.

  • All materials will be provided - There is a truckload of them LOL!

  • Age – 16 years and over.

  • Bring lunch and a chair pad to keep you comfortable if desired.

  • This requires a bit of patience in the beginning. After that, you’re off and looping!

Description:

Looping is an ancient technique used to make fishing nets and textiles. Often also referred to as knotless netting, it predates knitting and crocheting. Flax woven in this manner has been found dating back to 6500 B.C.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic stitch by looping around a form. This technique will be used to create a small pouch that can be fashioned into a pendant or used to hold a special trinket. Once looping has been mastered, using the appropriate fiber, you can make all kinds of wearables – hats, scarves, vests – even bags, both large and small. It is so easy to embellish looped pieces and you can use looping to embellish other fiber arts like felting!

Nan learned felting at the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center and it quickly became one of her (many) passions. There are endless possibilities when it comes to felting arts – sculpture, garment making, portraiture, landscapes, jewelry. Nan says, “One of the reasons wet felting is so fascinating is that it truly is an ancient art. That connection to the distant past excites me. Needle felting is a comparatively newer form. It’s equally as amazing, though.”

In addition to being a felter, Nan also does looping and stone wrapping. Looping, also known as knotless netting, predates crochet and knitting. In days long gone, it was used to make fishing nets, clothing, and other useful things. Stone wrapping began in Japan hundreds of years ago and had a number of uses. Here it’s used as a decorative art. Fiber arts and stone wrapping are easily combined.

Nan lives on a little slice of heaven off Highway 11 in the Town of Dover with her dogs, horses, Angora goats, chickens and husband. She is also a Subject Matter Expert on plants native to southeastern Wisconsin.

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Black Ash Net Basket

May 4 and 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)        

           Instructor: Liandra Skenandore

           Cost: $175  + $65 material fee paid to instructor on day of class

            (Workshop size max. 10)

           Class will be held at a small farm 15 minutes south of Waukesha, WI

Black ash net baskets are beautiful vessels with their gorgeous “net-like” looking open weave pattern. They are wonderful holders of fabric, fruit, fiber, and other goods and foods. These baskets are also stunning when hung up on the wall or used as a statement table piece.

 

In this class, students will prepare their base and weaver pieces for their net basket by cutting and knife-scraping black ash splint material that has already been hand-pounded off of a black ash log. Students will then weave the basket in the checkerwork weave pattern for the base and use the hexagon weave pattern for the walls. Students will learn how to finish this basket by tucking in the uprights and preparing their rim and lashing elements which will be fitted and secured onto the basket body.

 

A log pounding and splint splitting demonstration will be done where students can participate in the intricate process of attaining black ash splint material for basketry. Students will also learn about Oneida and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) traditions and history of black ash basket weaving. A display table of baskets and basket books will be available for students to interact with.

 

No prior basket weaving experience is required. Some hand strength and finger dexterity are necessary as we will be working with scissors and a knife to prepare all the materials for the basket.

BASKET WEAVING

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About Liandra Skenandore

Liandra Skenandore is an enrolled tribal citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and also belongs to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Muscogee Creek Nation. She apprenticed for fifteen months as a black ash basket maker under renowned black ash weaver April Stone (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) through the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship program with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Since completing her apprenticeship, Liandra continues to practice black ash basket weaving and now enjoys sharing and teaching the craft with various communities.

          

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Class is full. contact Lost Art Studio to be put on wait list

WI Alpaca and Fiber Fest 
Just Weave - Rigid Heddle 

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Learn to use a rigid heddle loom...

This workshop will be held at the

WI Alpaca and Fiber Festival in Madison, WI

New Holland Pavilion 1

at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison
April 27 & 28, 2024

https://www.wisconsinalpacafiberfest.com/

InstructorLaurie Thalacker

                              Class size max 10

Weave an Alpaca Mock Houndstooth Scarf

Saturday April 27 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

            Workshop Cost: $95

            Materials and use of loom included in cost of class - Classic Alpaca yarn

             Weave  8" x approx 40" scarf

             Yarn Color choices available must be made prior to class

REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 24


Experience level needed: No weaving experience required

 

Workshop Description: You will use a Schacht Cricket Loom to learn   

           the basics of rigid heddle weaving: there will be a demonstration on how a loom is warped               using the direct method. The loom you will be working on will be pre-warped and ready for                 you to start weaving.

           You will weave an soft and elegant mock houndstooth scarf using alpaca yarn.

           After sign up for the workshop, you will receive an email asking for color choices

           for your scarf. The finallength of your scarf may vary for each individual.

Class is full. contact Lost Art Studio to be put on wait list

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