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 50 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

Hold onto your seats, this is a whirlwind tour of creating great garments from handwoven cloth.  Starting with what to weave, sett choices, sampling and finishing the cloth, we will then move onto making a test garment, and then cover basic sewing techniques for handwoven fabrics.

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Assorted items made from leftover handwoven fabric.LEFTOVERS 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


 

Handwoven Lace Fabric in doup leno techniqueDOUP LENO

Let the loom do all the work!  Beautiful lace effects can be achieved by creating half heddles or doups and with the press of a treadle, or lift of a lever, threads magically cross themselves in the warp.  This technique is possible on four shafts and with eight shafts the possibilities are even better!  Learn how to create doups, thread for doup leno, and how to treadle some wonderful lace fabrics.  Based on the lengthy article featured in the January/February 2019 issue of Heddlecraft Magazine. Prospectus

 

 

Handwoven Yardage combining color and structureCOMBINING WARPS AND STRUCTURES FOR WOW! YARDAGE

We start with some basics on weaving yardage, what to weave and how to sett it.  The most important part though, is finding out what you’ve got, and how to make it work for you.  Learn how to know what’s on the cone, or in the skein, and see how far it will go!  The focus here is on 8 shafts.  With 8 shafts you can magically combine structures and different yarns and create some inspiring and truly unique fabrics.  Lots of drafts and lots of examples. Prospectus