Sewing Work-In 2017

This sewing mini-workshop was held mid-July 2017 in Morro Bay, for 3 days. ┬áPeople were encouraged to bring either a handwoven fabric or a fabric that appealed to them, and they all worked on a fairly generic unfitted jacket pattern which would fit a wide range of bodies. Patterns designed for quilters are often suitable for handwovens are they tend to be rather spare in their fabric requirements, and to often use fairly straight design lines. You can see from the results that this was a good starting point ­čÖé

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Guild 2017 challenge results

The yearly guild challenge for 2017 was to use ‘complementary plain weave’ (aka ‘diversified plain weave’, or ‘double-faced plain weave with overshot patterning’ ) to make something. This is generally used to weave thick mats, but with no floats to catch on anything, so it’s very practical for household items. There is a lot of potential for pattern variation, as long as you use reasonably contrasting colors. ┬áSo here are the results of what inspired guild members.

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Warping with a paddle

On March 25th 2017, we met at Sally Knight’s beautiful house to investigate different methods of (quick) warping. ┬áNancy covered how to use AVL warping wheels, and Sally showed us how to use a warping paddle.

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