Weavers of Orlando (WoO), an active non-profit organization, promotes and encourages interest in the fiber arts such as weaving, spinning, basketry, dyeing, felting, and beading through monthly programs.
When: The 3rd Saturday of each month (see monthly schedule below)
Socializing & Weaving questions answered starting at 9:30 am
Business meeting starts at 10 a.m.
Show and tell usually starts around 10:30 am
Program starts around 11:00 am
Where: Westminster Winter Park Towers meeting room at 1111 South Lakemont Avenue Winter Park FL 32792, unless otherwise stated below.
The following programs are planned for your learning and enjoyment in 2018! Come join us!
April 21, 2018 — Beading presented by Cynthia S Due to a illness this program has been changed to the following:
Berna L will present “Color Wheels Don’t Work – Practical Color Advice For Weavers.”
Berna’s presentation will include a slideshow of samples that she wove to show particular color interactions in woven cloth. She’ll also have the real samples available.
May 19, 2018 — Small Groups, Learning teams and More. Details to follow
June 16, 2018 — Deflected Doubleweave presented by Mary S. Details to follow
July 21, 2018 — Basketweaving presented by Jennifer W. Details to follow
August 18, 2018 —“Old Becomes New Again in Dukagang” presented by Audrey S.
Dukagang is a weave structure first discovered in woven cloth from ancient Egypt. It is created by combining plain weave with an inlaid design. If you can count and guide your fingers across the cloth, you can create beautiful and original designs with Dukagang.
Audrey learned to weave in 1954 on a big, old barn loom which stood in the middle of my art classroom. Students were allowed to weave on the loom after their art project was finished. I would quickly finish my project just to have a chance to weave. After high school I married and raised four daughters. There was little time for weaving or even money to buy a loom of my own. It wasn’t until I moved to Orlando in 1989 that I had the time, money and opportunity to buy a loom and truly learn to weave. Under the guidance of Betty TerLouw I studied for several years and learned much of what Betty had to teach. For many years the loom became my best friend. Today, I mainly weave greeting cards and small projects. Dukagang has become my all-time favorite weave structure because it combines my love or art and weaving.
September 15, 2018 —Tips and Tricks in a Round Robin Day. Details to follow
October 20-22, 2018 — Rep Weave/Block Weave presented by Rosalie N. “It’s in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep”
As a prelude to her workshop “It’s in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep”, Rosalie will introduce us to the rich world of color and design in Rep. 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. Rosalie will discuss how “blocks” of rep, threaded on four and eight shafts, can be combined to expand design possibilities.
Rosalie 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 books. 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.
November 17,2018 — Weavers of Orlando’s Annual fundraising Auction –
WoO will have its annual auction fundraiser on November 17. This auction is always a favorite because people get to donate their treasures they no longer need or use. Then lucky winners get to take home new-to-them treasures. Now is the time to start thinking about and going through your stash, closets, bookshelves, bureaus, etc., to see which items you would like to donate.