2 - 2 ½ HOUR LECTURES: WEAVING AND SEWING

 

WEAVING LECTURES

 

Inkle Loom INKLE LOOM WEAVING

No weaving experience necessary!  The inkle loom is portable, easy to warp, easy to weave off, and makes beautiful belts and bands.  Daryl uses it to trim her garments.  Every weaver should own one.  Through a  PowerPoint presentation, participants will learn to make heddles for the loom, follow a draft and warp the inkle loom.  Proper techniques for weaving a tight even band with good selvedges will be explained.  As time allows, a discussion of Baltic Pick-up will be demonstrated. THIS LECTURE IS VIA POWERPOINT AND IS WELL SUITED TO REMOTE MEETING TECHNOLOGY. Prospectus

 

Advanced Inkle LoomNEW! ADVANCED INKLE LOOM WEAVING

This very simple loom can produce some very complex patterns. For those who are looking for the next step with the two shaft inkle loom, this is the class for you.  Using step by step PowerPoint images and demonstrations, learn 1/1 name draft pick-up, standard 7 thread pick-up, and supplemental warp and weft techniques. THIS LECTURE IS VIA POWERPOINT AND IS WELL SUITED TO REMOTE MEETING TECHNOLOGY. Prospectus

 

SEWING LECTURES

 

Pattern DraftingSOLVE THE MYSTERY OF FIT!

Do you know the difference between design ease and wearing ease or semi- fitted and very loose fitting garments (about 10")? Did you know that commercial pattern companies and ready-to-wear designers don’t use the same industry standard measurements? The mystery behind fitting and altering patterns is unfolded right before your eyes! A lengthy discussion on using commercial patterns, taking proper measurements, grading techniques, ease requirements and a tutorial on draping are all part of the agenda. A must for anyone interested in sewing garments, especially with handwoven fabric. THIS LECTURE IS VIA POWERPOINT AND IS WELL SUITED TO REMOTE MEETING TECHNOLOGY. Prospectus

 

Triangular ButtonholeCLOSURES

Do you avoid jackets because you don’t know how to close them? There is nothing like abeautifully done bound buttonhole to set your garment apart from the rest. Standard and triangular bound buttonholes will be covered.  Also demonstrated will be machine and hand-worked buttonholes, buttonhole facings, fabric cords for loop and button closures, ideas for buttons, and other suggestions for closing up those jacket fronts. THIS LECTURE IS VIA POWERPOINT AND IS WELL SUITED TO REMOTE MEETING TECHNOLOGY. Prospectus

 

Hong Kong Seam FinishLIVING ON THE EDGE:CREATIVE SEAM AND EDGE FINISHING FOR WOW! GARMENTS

Don't have a serger?  Not to worry!  There are lots of alternatives.  Learn how to finish the inside as well as the outside of your  garments.  This class will cover French, Hong Kong, bound, felled, welts, and serged seams; piping, cording, binding, and more.   Lots of ideas and options!  Learn professional and couture finishing techniques appropriate for use with all fabrics! THIS LECTURE IS VIA POWERPOINT AND IS WELL SUITED TO REMOTE MEETING TECHNOLOGY. Prospectus

 

Color PaletteCOLOR and INSPIRATION SEMINAR

Find inspiration for your next warp all around you. Participants will experiment with palettes based on mood and theme, using Color-Aid® blocks and photos for inspiration. Using yarn leftovers, those palettes are then turned into beautiful yarn wraps. Prospectus