1- 1 1/2 Hour Lectures

 

Forest FirePARALLEL THREADS THAT PARALLEL LIFE

Daryl Lancaster, artist, teacher, hand-weaver, writer, and professional dressmaker/designer with over 40 years experience will be discussing her views and her perspective on hand-woven clothing, recycled experiences and the creative process.  Daryl will talk about her adventurous journey over the years with hand-woven clothing showing images and samples of her fabrics and garments. Prospectus

 

Color PaletteCOLOR and INSPIRATION

Build color confidence no matter what your favorite fiber technique.  We start with the basics of color and discuss inspiration from color forecasts, and online color tools.  They can help stretch the imagination of anyone who is color challenged.  PowerPoint slides will illustrate a series of fun exercises to create easy color references using yarn, photos, and Color-aid papers.  And for the handweavers, what to do when introducing a weft!  Lots of inspiration!

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Goddess CabaretGREAT GARMENTS FROM HANDWOVEN CLOTH

Daryl Lancaster will be presenting a lecture covering sett choices, finishing fabric, color and inspiration, and basic techniques for sewing with handwoven fabrics.  It is a whirlwind lecture, hold on to your seats! Prospectus

 

 

PostcardsLEFTOVERS AGAIN? WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER HANDWOVEN FABRIC

Explore and experience creative ways to use every precious bit of hand-woven scrap.  Some techniques require sewing, some a hot glue gun.  Some ideas become great garments, some can be sent through the mail!  Learn how to use some of the fusibles and stabilizers available, and learn to look at everything from old work, to the smallest scrap as an exciting new raw material.Prospectus



Cocoon(GREAT FOR CONFERENCES!)
A SEWER'S PERSPECTIVE:
INSTRUCTIONAL TOUR OF THE JURIED FASHION SHOW 

        An interactive exploration behind the “seams” of the garments from the Fashion Show.  Experience a technical critique of the inside finishing techniques as well as the outside appearance, and fit.  This kind of experience provides the participants with many ideas for finishing, what works and what doesn’t.  A terrific “behind the seams” look allowing participants to view first hand, some of the choices used by experienced fiber artists. Prospectus
(If there is no conference fashion show, this seminar can be done using garments provided by the participants. Depending on the number of garments, consider doing this as a 2 Hour Lecture)

Fabric“THOU SHALT WASH THY FABRIC WHEN IT COMES OFF THE LOOM” and other basic principles of handweaving

Explore the possibilities of handwoven yardage,  fiber, texture, sett, how much to weave, sampling and finishing will be covered.  Think of the washing machine and/or dryer as a critical part of the design “team”.  Learn how to sample on the actual yardage. Lots of ‘before’ and ‘after’ samples to explore.Prospectus