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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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Treenway Silk Yarn Kits

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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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Breaking Out (1983) 

                     

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Stone Wrapping

with  Nan Calvert

Saturday, January 27

9:00 am to Noon

or 1:00 - 4:00 pm

(Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

Fee - $45.00

$15.00 instructor fee due at the time of class.

Stone wrapping is an ancient and purposeful practice originating in Japan. Today the tradition is used to create beautiful artistic pieces that impart a sense of relaxation, focus and calm. Often, they are arranged in lovely groupings for display. Each stone is unique in all the world.

 

During the class, you will learn how to use caning to wrap stones in various patterns. Time permitting, you can experiment with waxed cord in an array of gorgeous colors. Combining wrapping media and other elements can result in mesmerizing texture and visual interest. Everyone will leave with at least 2 stones to call their own.

 

Class Limit – 12   Ages 16 and up.

Instructor will provide:

  • Stones

  • Wrapping media – caning, colorful waxed cord, jute

  • Tools

  • Embellishments

  • Enthusiasm and expertise

 

Students will provide:

  • A sense of fun and creativity

  • A chair pad to keep you comfy if desired

  • A small flat-head screwdriver if you have one (Optional)

  • A small wire cutter – the kind used in jewelry making – if you have one (Optional)

Please note – if you have a stone that means something to you, bring it along! Ideally, it should be flat, smooth, and more oval than round. More than an inch long is best.

 

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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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