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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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:
429 West Magnolia Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
May 16, 17, and 18 2020 — this is a Saturday thru Monday workshop
Deflected Doubleweave by Clara Carroll
As defined by Madelyn van der Hoogt, deflected doubleweave may be the most versatile weave structure that we have today, able to create striking and surprising geometric patterns, three dimensional fabrics, and even multiple, completely independent but interlaced fabrics. It’s easy to design and weave, yet the possibilities are endless, and it’s fun!
Clara Carroll has been studying and experimenting with this structure for over ten years. In this workshop participants will learn the basics of deflected doubleweave. There will be over ten totally different patterns and multiple color and fiber combinations to be explored. Topics that we will explore will include:
How deflected doubleweave works (and how it differs from regular doubleweave),
How to design your own deflected doubleweave drafts and projects,
How to design and weave for differential shrinkage,
How to wet-finish deflected doubleweave cloth, and
Ideas for playing with color and materials.
8-Harness black wool and white linen,
an example of differential shrinkage
8-Harness tricolor Jaggerspun wool
8-Harness wool showing both sides
of the fabric
Bio: Clara Carroll started weaving at the age of 20 and has been actively weaving for the past 40 plus years. She has been active in multiple guilds, Including the Lansing Weavers Guild, Woodland Weavers and Spinners, Crossborders Weavers, and the Michigan League of Handweavers. Clara has been a member of the Manasota Weavers for over four years. In 2017 and 2018 she enjoyed serving as the guild Co-Chair for programming. Clara enjoys learning about all aspects of weaving and finds that teaching others is one of the very best ways to learn.
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.