2016/2017 Workshops

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Workshops
The WGGC Program Committee reserves the right to change the standard workshop fees based on the instructor, costs and hours. Workshop details for members are also published in The Weaverbird newsletter and the Weaverbird Update. All workshops will be held at the Guild House unless otherwise noted.
Date Workshop Presenter Workshop Chair Workshop Hostess
Fri. Mar. 3 and Sat. Mar. 4

9am to 4pm each day
Color & Design in Huck Lace Towels


Weavers will learn how "blocks" of Huck Lace are threaded on 4 and 8 shafts and how they can be combined to expand design possibilities. They will learn how to convert a profile draft into a threading and treadling draft.

Participants will use copies of design pages and transparent overlays from Neilson's book, An Exaltation of Blocks, to explore design possibilities for 6-block Huck Lace.

The Towel Project will consist of three sections of Huck Lace, each a different color, separated by a strip of plain weave. The project can be adjusted to weave on 18" wide or wider looms.

Cost: $150 for members, $175 for non-members
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Materials fee, payable to the Instructor: $15
Workshop Limit: 15
Participant supplies are listed on the Eventbrite page.

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Rosalie Neilson is known in the fibers world for her Warp-faced Rep weavings and Kumihimo braiding. Her rep hangings have been exhibited nationally and internationally and her weavings hang in corporate offices and private residences. Check out Rosalie's web site.
Rosalie Neilson Barb Niehaus TBD
April 6, 7, & 8, 2017
Three 3-Dimensional Rug Hooking Workshops

Choose one, two, or all three workshops! Annette Shaffer will teach you how to use the techniques of rug hooking, prodding, quilling, and embroidery to create flowers, mixed media pieces, and mats made of quillies. Complete descriptions of each workshop follow, along with workshop fees and all materials needed. Register for each workshop separately. Questions? Contact Lynn Ticotsky, Workshop Chair.

Quillie Flower on a Spring
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 1pm to 4pm

Using the tecniques of rug hooking, prodding, quilling, and embroidery, you will learn how to make a unique fiber flower with a quillie center. Handouts, pattern, and all the supplies needed to create one flower, with leaves and bedspring stand or twisty twig are provided.



Cost: $40 WGGC members / $53 non-members
Skill Level: Beginner, rug hooking experience not required.
Materials needed: Sharp fabric scissors and a mini-glue gun. (Hooks and frames will be provided.)
Materials Fee: Included in class fee.
Class Limit: 15
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Fiber Flower Bouquet
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9am to 4pm

Using hand sewing, wire, and glue, you will create six fiber flowers, each in a different style. These various techniques can also be used to create pins as well as embellish quilts, garments, or in other mixed media pieces. Detailed handouts as well as all fiber materials (wool, silk, organza, etc.) will be provided.



Cost: $80 WGGC members / $105 non-members
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials needed: Sharp fabric scissors, thimble, needle nose pliers, pinking shears (if you have them)
Materials Fee: Included in class fee.
Class Limit: 15
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Free Form Quilling Mat
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9am to 4pm

You will learn how to quill strips of wool (rolled and then stitched) and then make circles, ovals, waves, and squiggles of wool in free form. You will learn how to stitch with one, two, or three strips at a time and make smooth transitions. Pre-cut wool strips and a quilling needle will be provided. Additional wool strips will be available for purchase.



Cost: $80 WGGC members /$105 non-members
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials needed: Sharp fabric scissors, spool of upholstery thread in a neutral color, thimble
Materials Fee: Included in class fee
Class Limit: 15
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Annette Shaffer, of Annie's Wool Works, specializes in dimensional rug hooking, pieces that can be "manipulated or constructed into a shaped, cut-out, 3-D, or free standing piece." She uses many fiber techniques, including beading, sewing, embroidery, and felting and has incorporated such varied materials as yarn, fabrics, twigs, wire, and old bed springs in her pieces.

Questions about the workshop? Contact the chair, Questions? Contact Lynn Ticotsky, Workshop Chair.

Problems registering? Contact the EventBrite Coordinator, Nancy Gilman.

Annette Shaffer Lynn Ticotsky TBD