Weavers of Orlando have 3 different 3 day workshops planned for 2018.
We sponsor 3 workshops a year, 2 of the workshops are usually with nationally known instructors, and members get first chance to take these workshops.
The cost of the workshops are estimated prior to the workshop and a deposit is required when signing up to take a workshop with Weavers of Orlando.
The exact cost of the workshop is determined by the cost of travel for the instructor, teaching fees along with room rental and any other expenses encountered for the workshop. These costs are then divided among the participants in the workshop. Some of the instructors also require a materials fee that is separate fee from the cost of the workshop.
If you are interested in joining us at one of the following workshops or would like more details please contact our workshop chair Ann R at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 2018 — Jennifer Williams, Basket Weaving, July 21-23, 2018
It’s in the Bowl
This workshop is a great introduction or refresher to weaving baskets with round reed and a wood base. Beginner basket weavers are welcome! Woven over a plastic mould for easy shaping, each basket will be finished with a braided rim. Choice of reed color will be available (if desired) for the multicolor basket. All materials and tools will be provided to complete both baskets, but feel free to bring your favorite basket making tools if you like. There is a $20 materials fee.
Perfect as decorative centerpieces or serving bowls at a dinner gathering, you will love your new baskets!
October 2018 — Rep Weave/Block Weave – instructor Rosalie Neilson
Rosalie Neilsen, It’s in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep, Oct. 20-22, 2018
Two different colored warps (a pattern colorway and a background colorway) combine with thick and thin weft to form the elements for exploring block design in warp-faced rep. Prior to the workshop, weavers will select a draft and pre-thread a loom. Learn how “blocks” of rep, threaded on four and eight shafts, can be combined to expand design possibilities. Discussions will focus on profile drafting, use of color, movement of blocks in independent and linked fashion, skeleton tie-ups, different threading systems, and design considerations for four shaft and multiple harness looms. Weavers will work exclusively on their own loom (4- or 8-shaft) to understand the weave structure of rep, sampling with different weight wefts to create textiles suitable for the table, wall, and floor.
Rosalie Neilson loves using color and geometric design in her weavings and kumihimo braiding. An avid designer and teacher, she was featured in a 2-hour DVD by Interweave Press called Rep Weave. She publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England. Her curiosity about unique patterns lead her to publish two recent book. One is for kumihimo enthusiasts called Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots – Coils – Zags – Lines featuring 1,157 unique 2-color patterns for the kumihimo braid structure Kongō Gumi. The other book is for designers and weavers interested in symmetric block designs called An Exaltation of Blocks. It is a two-volume set featuring a toolkit of design pages and transparent overlays for developing 4- to 8-block patterns.