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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
June 15, 16, and 17, 2019 (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
Summer and winter workshop and program by Berna Lowenstein
Summer and Winter is an ancient weave structure that consists of a plain weave ground cloth in cotton or linen, and a thicker pattern weft traditionally in wool. The fabric is reversible and with the colors completely reversed on the backside. Summer and Winter was traditionally used for coverlets, with the dark colored side being used in Winter time and the light colored used in Summer time. But S&W fabric can be used for everything from fine scarves to rugs.
This summer and winter workshop will be using a 4-shaft draft. Everyone gets the same draft. Most people will be happier weaving this technique on a floor loom, but table looms are acceptable. Participants will work at their own looms at their own pace.
The yarns required will be 10/2 pearl cotton for the warp and tabby weft in a light color, like white, natural, or a pastel. Pattern wefts can be 2 strands of a contrasting 10/2 cotton, or sock wool, or embroidery floss, or rayon boucle’. We can have some fun trying out different pattern wefts.
Level: This is the perfect workshop for new weavers who know how to warp a loom and weave plain weave and twill already. (It could possibly even be a good workshop for our child members if they know how to weave on a 4-shaft loom.)
Berna Lowenstein is a nationally known weaver, who has been weaving 30 years. She has won many awards at the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild conference, and she has been published in Handwoven and Weavers magazines and book. She’s been president of Weavers Of Orlando twice, and taught several workshops and study groups.
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.