Swedish Weaves Workshops

In conjunction with our May Saturday Meeting (May 30), Joanne Hall will present two workshops about Swedish Weaves.

On Friday, May 29 Joanne Hall will talk about “Understanding Countermarch and Draw Looms” with loom demonstrations. This is a good opportunity to learn about these types of looms.  The fee for this 1-day workshop is $68.

On Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Monday (May 30-June 1), there will be a “Swedish Arts Weaves” workshop covering five different Swedish Weaves through the use of pick up and half heddle techniques.  This workshop is appropriate for both 4 Shaft and Rigid Heddle Looms. The fee for this 2 1/2 day workshop is $175.

Sign ups will be available at the Thursday, February 11 Guild meeting. Space is limited, so bring workshop fees to hold your space.  If you cannot attend the Guild meeting this Thursday, contact Patricia Martin (patwove@aol.com).  There are no refunds, but you may find a replacement if you are unable to attend.

New Special Interest Group Forming!

If you are curious about freeform weaving in the Japanese philosophy and styles and  you would like to explore this topic with other weavers, please join us for our first meeting in  Sally Knight’s home in Atascadero on February 27 from 10 am to 12 pm.

This would be a good place to expand your creativity and color sense while creating your own unique handwovens.  We would informally gather monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 10am to 12pm. Portable Floor looms, Table Looms and Rigid Heddle Looms can all be used.

If you would like more information about the formation of this new Special Interest Group, contact Denise Schryver:  denise.schryver@gmail.com or 805.440.4579