Category Archives: Workshops

Workshops this spring

We have three workshops to look forward to this spring, registration for all can be found HERE

EasterYarnFebruary 28 Spinning for Color with Susan Fricks
This workshop will he held at Yarnorama in Paige, TX.  Explore various ways to spin hand-dyed tops to create different color effects, along with prep and plying techniques designed to maintain the beautiful colors found in those tops and avoid the muddiness that can occur.

 

10x10 tile for collaboration installationApril 2, 9 Weaving Designs & Images into Handwoven Cloth with Sandra Doak
Weaving these hand manipulated techniques into the weft is easy and suitable for both beginning and experienced weavers. Best of all, you can use these techniques with any type of loom, plain weave or patterns.

 

LaverneMay 17, 18 Complementary Warp Pick-up with Laverne Waddington
We’re delighted to welcome Laverne back for her 3rd year here. This time we will look further into complementary-warp pick-up weaving. Pebble weave is just one structure that fits into this category. Complementary-warp weaving basically means that you are producing a band with two good faces as you do with pebble weave.

WSSA

January 24, 2014

January 24 workshop is cancelled

Due to road conditions we regretfully have cancelled today’s session of the WWWshare.     The ice should all be gone by tomorrow, so we will start promptly at 10 a.m. at Laura’s Library with the round robin.    Come to the glass doors that lead directly into the gathering room – they may be locked, but we can open them from the inside.     Please try to have your loom warped ready for the round robin – if you have problems warping you can call Marie or me and we will try to talk you through it.    Or you can take your loom to Marie’s house for help.  You can reach us at wssaustin.org@gmail.com.

www.share January 24-26, 2014

Lemons into Lemonade

Warping Clinic
Friday, Jan. 24th, from 10 – 4

Round Robin weaving workshop
Sat., Jan. 25th, from 10 – 4
Sunday Jan. 26th from 1 – 5

Location:
Laura’s Library
9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78733
Map

We are asking for a suggested donation of $20 cash for the use of the Laura’s Library space, which is a beautiful setting for us to weave and share in.

This is one for the making lemons into lemonade category. Our workshop leader for Jan 23-26 has had to cancel so we are taking matters into own hands.

We bring you Weaving Winter Workshop. Share.. or www.share for short.  This will be a a round robin workshop.  Pick a weave pattern, structure, or fiber  that you want to share with everyone and warp your loom  8-10 inches  wide  and about 3  yards long (depending of course on what works with your pattern, fiber, etc.) of whatever warp you choose.   You will take home  about 4-6 samples that you have woven.  That amounts to an hour to a  couple of hours of weaving on each loom, although if we have a lot of people you will probably not weave on EVERY loom.  It will be an outstanding opportunity to learn about different weave structures, and to weave on many different looms.

If you are planning to come we would like to know what pattern you are planning to dress your loom with. Some suggestions are: Crackle (!), Summer and Winter, Overshot, various Lace weaves, M’s & O’s, Rep weave, Monk’s Belt, Rosepath and Color and Weave effects.  You can find an online sign up sheet HERE.  Please email us at wssaustin.org@gmail.com if you want help deciding what to do or if you have any questions.

 

Programs are set for 2014

We have our programs set for 2014, and they look something like this,  as always check the 2013-2014 Programs and Workshops page , we’ve had some changes to our programs:

January:  We welcome Jette Vandermeiden as she presents a talk on sett at our 4th Thursday Project Night on the 23rd. as well as 2 (count ’em) workshops: a one day on sett and a two day on Crackle the following weekend the 24-26th. Our Program Night in January  on the 9th will be Tips and Tricks. Registration for the workshops is here.

February: We are again switching Project Night and Program Night to have Susan Fricke from Yarnorama come and do a presentation on spinning. She is a very versatile spinner and fiber artist and will inspire us with her experiences as a spinner. This will take place on the 27th at the rec. center on Shoal Creek. Then, as we move backwards on the calendar, we will have a fun project night on the 13th at the rec. center on 2222 making woven and felted valentines. The locations and dates are the same as every other meeting.  Continue reading

Workshops Galore! (edited)

Workshops are a great way to learn, and lots of fun. We’re fortunate to have some great ones coming up this Guild year.  You can find details and registration for them all HERE.

Here is what we have so far for 2013-2014:

Wednesdays, November 6 and 13 Evening Workshop “Market Basket Workshop”, MaryLou Harkins
Weekend May 17- 18 2 Day Workshop “Complementary Warp Pick-up”, Laverne Waddington

We have scholarships available.  Contact vicepresident@wssaustin.org for details.

Andean Pebble Weave & Backstrap Weaving

Andean Pebble WeaveWe’re delighted that Laverne Waddington is making a return visit to teach Andean Pebble Weave.  Here is the schedule:

February 28, 2013 Backstrap weaving ‘refresher’ session at Project Night with Eileen Thompson leading. Open to all and particularly recommended if you’re taking the workshop.

March 14, 2013 Program Night,  Laverne Waddington will present a slide show and discussion about backstrap weaving at our regular Program Night.

Weekend March 16-17, 2013 Pebble Weave Workshop
Register  here

Backstrap Weaving with Laverne Waddington, April 26, 28-29, 2012

April 26 Project Night
Backstrap Weaving Overview

April  28-29 Workshop
Backstrap Weaving Workshop

Backstrap Basics Workshop

Laverne Waddington is coming to Austin to teach us some of the  backstrap techniques used by indigenous weavers in South America.  Backstrap looms depend upon the weight of the body to provide tension and despite their relative simplicity have produced works of great complexity and detail.  Laverne will explain the loom and how to manage it, as well as show us some of the patterning techniques.  We will be warping the loom for different kinds of weaving widths and styles and producing very short and narrow sample bands.

Learn more about Laverne at her website.

Dates:  Saturday and Sunday, April 28 – 29
Time:  9 am- 4:30 pm both days
Place:  Eileen Thompson’s home in West Lake Hills, Austin
Tuition: $133 for members, $142 for nonmemberss

This Workshop is now full!

Material Fee:  $10 payable in class
Skill Level:  Beginning weaving to advanced

Laverne’s book Andean Pebble Weave will be available.