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Day and Night Guild: Extended Show-and-Tell with mini demos
|Day Guild||October 12, 2015||10:30am||Bhutanese Kushutara Weaving|
|Night Guild||October 13, 2015||8:30pm||Bhutanese Kushutara Weaving|
Workshop: October 10-11, 2015, 10am-5pm with an hour lunch. Cost: $125 (price reduced)
Bhutanese Kushutara Weaving In this workshop, you will explore traditional Bhutanese motifs and begin to combine 2-5 of the 5 basic stitches to weave these motifs and to experiment with your own designs. You will examine samples of Bhutanese kushutara cloth and learn to identify how different patterns are created, to enable you to continue your own explorations after the workshop.
|Day Guild||November 12, 2015||10:30am||Strickler Presentations - Debbie Davis and Philippa Lack|
|Night Guild||November 13, 2015||8:30pm||Strickler Presentation - Heide Murray|
Debbie Davis will present "Elizabeth Buckley Tapestry Workshop: The workshop experience from the perspective of a first-time workshop/weaving class attendee with decades of weaving practice."
Philippa Lack: "Talking about how the Strickler money helped me expand my horizons and taught me new techniques. Susan Louise Moyer was my first teacher, and is an inspiring mentor who touched not only on a particular technique but general design principles as well. The workshop was only for two days, but I learned a good deal about mixing colors and creating dye cakes so that you can paint on silk without resorting to resist lines to contain the dyes. This is a huge departure for those who paint on silk; before, we had to depend on our resist lines holding to achieve something nearing perfection. Now, it is possible to work more freely."
Heide Murray: "I will be presenting techniques I learned in Patricia Sparks' felted pictures workshop. I will focus on presenting color blending and layering along with a power tool she taught us how to use with her mostly dry wool felting process."
|Day Guild||December 14, 2015||10:30am||Potluck/Fashion Show/Show-and-Tell|
|Night Guild||December 15, 2015||8:30pm||Potluck & Ornament Exchange|
|Day Guild||January 11, 2016||10:30am||Say it With Wool- Embroidery Embellishment Inspirations|
|Night Guild||January 12, 2016||8:30pm||Say it With Wool- Embroidery Embellishment Inspirations|
Workshop: January 10, 2016 10am-5pm with 1 hour lunch. Cost: $85 + $15 materials fee
Please note, the registration form published in the November issue of The Beat contained an incorrect date. The correct date for the workshop is January 10, 2016.
10 Embroidery Stitches You Need To Know! In this workshop we will cover all phases of working wool embroidery to embellish your very own custom creations. From materials and tools to starting and finishing your threads, we will cover all of the basics and then dive into the 10 best stitches to start with: back stitch, chain stitch, cross stitch, stem stitch, leaf stitch, lazy daisy stitch, straight stitch, running stitch, french knot, and satin stitch. Our unique locking stitch will guarantee you a tidy finish with no knots on the back of your work. These stitches will translate beautifully to your handwoven and handknit fabrics! Materials kits will include 10 colors of tapestry wool, 100% wool fabric, tapestry needle and embroidery hoop.
|Day Guild||February 8, 2016||10:30am||The Great Skirt Project: How I Went From Not Ever Going To Weave To Obsessed With Spinning For Weaving|
|Night Guild||February 9, 2016||8:30pm||The Great Skirt Project: How I Went From Not Ever Going To Weave To Obsessed With Spinning For Weaving|
All in the Fleece Why would a spinner want to spin Southdown? What is the best way to prepare a long wool for spinning? Why is Merino such a fussy fiber? This class demystifies the what, why and how of sheep breeds. Luxuriate in 18 different sheep breeds and learn how to choose the best breed for any project you have in mind. You’ll also learn the best preparation and spinning method for the type of yarn you want to make from the breed you choose. We’ll start with an overview of sheep breeds and their 5 categories. Then you’ll get your hands wet learning to wash raw wool in several different ways. Next, we will discuss a variety of ways to process that fleece, or not process it at all. Which methods work best for which breed types? We'll go over that, too! We'll get super technical and you'll learn all the ins and outs of getting the best spin from your fleece.
|Day Guild||March 14, 2016||10:30am||Contemplative Cloth: A Celebration of the Creative Impulse through Fabric and Paper Collage|
|Night Guild||March 15, 2016||8:30pm||Contemplative Cloth: A Celebration of the Creative Impulse through Fabric and Paper Collage|
Workshop: March 12-13, 2016, 10am-5pm with one hour lunch. Cost: $200
Contemplative Cloth: A Celebration of the Creative Impulse through Fabric and Paper Collage This workshop will take a dedicated, daily, practice-based approach to creating collages from the work generated in class. Mark-making, painting, mono-printing, and hand and machine stitching will be our tools. Discarded materials at Haystack will add to our cache. Instruction, daily discussions, and critiques will emphasize the fundamentals of design, the enhancement of skills, and the clearing away of impediments on your creative journey. The aim is to open to a deeper, authentic visual voice, one that is eager to communicate, to delight, to surprise, and to challenge. All levels welcome.
|Day Guild||April 11, 2016||10:30am||Beloved Skein to Beloved Weaving|
|Night Guild||April 12, 2016||8:30pm||Pig's Ear to Silk Purse|
|Day Guild||May 9, 2016||10:30am||Knitting Without Needles|
|Night Guild||May 10, 2016||8:30pm||Knitting Without Needles|