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 Redmond at email@example.com
February 2018 — Weaving the Days of Your Life – instructor Tommye Scanlin
WORKSHOP IS FULL – Please email Ann Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waiting list.
Tommye Scanlin, Weaving the Days of Your Life; Feb. 17-19, 2018
Explore the many ways you can use tapestry weaving for a daily practice at the loom. Tommye Scanlin has woven what she calls “tapestry diaries” since 2008. She will share several of her weavings and talk about the thoughts behind them. She will discuss insights she and others continue to gain from the daily practice.
The workshop weaving will be at a scale that can be completed during the workshop time. I’ll post the more specific course outline as soon as I get it, but for now, what will be fun and exciting about this class is that it’s for all levels. It can be done using your tapestry loom, a homemade pipe loom. The subject matter can be as simple as the solar eclipse or something more.
Tommye McClure Scanlin has been weaving for over thirty years, exploring many different techniques of creating images through the woven structure. In 1988 she began her journey in tapestry weaving and her tapestries have been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1990. She is professor emerita, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia. In 2015 Scanlin was presented with the Madeleine K. Anthony Award by the Lumpkin County Historical Society. In 2009, she was granted a Life Membership in Southern Highland Craft Guild and also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Art Education Association for “…dedication to craft education.”
She is a Fellow of the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts. In addition to her studio work and exhibits, Scanlin has taught tapestry workshops at Arrowmont, John C. Campbell Folk School, Penland, and Peters Valley, as well as for weaving guilds and other organizations. In 2016, she was a guest artist at Warren Wilson College, taught at Artspace in Raleigh, NC, and will return to John Campbell Folk School in September to teach a tapestry class. In 2017 she and Bhakti Ziek will collaborated on an eight week course during Spring Concentration at Penland School of Crafts.
July 2018 — Jennifer Williams, Basket Weaving, July 21-23, 2018