Weavers of Orlando have 3 different 3 day workshops planned for 2019.
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 2019 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 18, 19, 20 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The Art of Transparency workshop and program by Laura Viada
Transparencies are fun to weave and present a wealth of opportunities for expression and design. A close relative of the tapestry, the distinguishing characteristic of the transparency is the contrast between opaque areas of pattern inlay and the sheer background cloth. Transparency techniques can be used to create expressive art pieces, or for dramatic functional items such as window coverings, table linens, and wearables.
This workshop introduces students to basic transparency weaving techniques, and to all the possibilities transparency offers.
On day one, we will explore the basics — yarns, sett, weaving techniques, creating shapes, etc.
On day two, we will explore design sources and methods and students will create an original cartoon.
On day three students may continue experimenting with yarns and techniques and/or begin weaving from the cartoon designed on day two.
Level: All levels, must be able to warp your own loom
LAURA VIADA is a handweaver and fiber artist who creates works of art in natural fibers – primarily, linen, silk, and wool. Her guiding philosophy is that humans have an intimate relationship with the objects that surround us – the things we see, wear, use, and share with friends and family — and that the human spirit thrives when these things are beautiful and sensual. In addition to art pieces, such as wall hangings, window coverings, and room dividers, Laura creates textiles designed to add a touch of luxury and mindfulness to our daily routines. For Laura, a beautiful, handcrafted kitchen towel turns a daily chore into a ritual, a handwoven bath towel adds a touch of luxury to daily grooming, and a handwoven napkin makes even the simplest meal into a special occasion.
Laura grew up in Houston, Texas. While taking a pause from demanding career in law, she learned to weave and fell in love with the world of fiber. For the past 20 years, Laura has been an active member of Houston’s art community. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has won numerous awards, and she spent 9 months in 2008 as an Artist-in-Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Laura lives in Houston and maintains a studio at the Art Square Studios complex near Downtown Houston. Her work can also be seen at Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas.
February 15, 16, and 17, 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.