Weavers of Orlando have 3 different 3 day workshops planned for 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2018 — Weaving the Days of Your Life – instructor Tommye Scanlin
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 (we’ll do a pipe loom build in January) or a store-bought frame. 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
October 2018 — Rep Weave/Block Weave – instructor Rosalie Neilson
Rosalie Neilsen, It’s in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep, Oct. 20-22, 2018
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. Prior to the workshop, weavers will select a draft and pre-thread a loom. Learn how “blocks” of rep, threaded on four and eight shafts, can be combined to expand design possibilities. Discussions will focus on profile drafting, use of color, movement of blocks in independent and linked fashion, skeleton tie-ups, different threading systems, and design considerations for four shaft and multiple harness looms. Weavers will work exclusively on their own loom (4- or 8-shaft) to understand the weave structure of rep, sampling with different weight wefts to create textiles suitable for the table, wall, and floor.
Rosalie Neilson 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 book. 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.