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 Nancy R at email@example.com
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If you are interested in joining us at one of the following 2020 workshops or would like more details please contact our workshop chair Nancy R
Workshops will be held at the Fashion Square Mall conference center.
Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Once at the mall: Park in the front near Panera Bread, enter through the main mall doors to the left of Panera, walk straight toward Zales. As you approach Zales, bear to the right and walk down the hallway on right, next to Sam’s Watch and Jewelry repair. Follow signs to the bathroom. The Community Room will be on the left of the hallway.
The Mall opens at 10 a.m., so when you arrive early for our meetings, ask the guard to let you into the Mall.
October 17, 18 & 19 2020 Workshop (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
Weaving in a Parallel Universe by Linda Hartshorn
Explore a parallel universe of possibilities in weaving! Parallel threadings are incredibly versatile and can be used to weave a variety of structures including echo weave twills, four color doubleweave, and jin (polychrome turned taquete). Create vibrant colorways, echoes and iridescence by using two or more colors in the warp. Weave samples in a round robin, study drafts and learn how to create a parallel threading. Add the power of parallel threadings to your weaving repertoire.
Loom type: Portable floor or table loom, 8 or more shafts required, in good working order.
Loom will be pre-warped according to instructions. Two boat shuttles with bobbins, scissors, weft yarn, tape measure, Fray Check (a fabric glue for separating samples). Bring any items needed to mend broken warps. For notetaking and drafting bring pen, pencil, and paper.
Linda Hartshorn is known for unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Linda enjoys leading workshops all over the country. She recently opened Lost Coast Weaving Studio in the mountains of Northern California, where she holds classes and creates her own work. Linda is a two time winner of the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award.
In weaving Linda has discovered the threads that connect us to other weavers, to other places and other times. For her weaving is an essential part of being human. She tries to express this in her work, which is influenced by many textile traditions but is still very much her own. She uses natural fibers, a diversity of weave structures, and hand dyeing, including the extensive use of plant and mineral dyes, to create artistry in fiber.