Conference Seminars – Sunday


NOTE: All materials fees are paid directly to the instructors at the conference.

M = Mini-workshops, meeting during both a.m. and p.m. sessions
S = Seminars, meeting during the p.m. session only

SUNDAY Morning – 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
S-9 Woven Paper Cards
Ellen Smith

Description: Tired of thinking? Retreat to a relaxing state of play by weaving paper. Play with colors, visual textures, contrasts, and shapes. Discover a new way to recycle all of the beautiful paper that you just haven’t been able to throw out, by creating unique notecards for sharing with friends and family.
Student equipment/supply requirements: Any kind of paper that has visual appeal – stiffer paper is easier to work with, but lighter-weight papers also produce nice results: old calendar pictures, glossy inserts from magazines, catalog covers, old photographs, handmade paper, scrapbooking paper, or old Christmas cards; metal ruler/straight edge; cutting mat; scissors; rotary cutter; glue stick; adhesive glue dots; blank notecards
with envelopes; Scotch tape
Materials fee: None
Skill level: All      Format: Hands-on
Duration: 3 hours    Class size: 20

S-10 Fun Fiber Activities to Do With Your Kids (or Grandkids!)
Carol Moseley

Description: These projects have been well-tested during my 20 years of teaching art. They are suitable for kids ten and up. Teenagers really enjoy them. I will have instructions and materials for up to six fiber activities (time permitting). We will actually do all of them. They do not include the old standby of weaving on a cardboard loom – all of you know that one. We will do basic kumihimo, basic needlepoint, God’s Eyes, Sharpie tie-dye, basic macramé, and we will bead a Santa Claus necklace.
Student equipment/supply requirements: Scissors, notepaper, pen or pencil
Materials fee: $20 – Includes kumihimo disc and yarn for braiding; needlepoint needle, needlepoint canvas, yarn; God’s Eye materials; pre-washed fabric for tie-dye, Sharpies; beads and cord for macramé; beads and cord for necklaces
Skill level: All      Format: Hands-on
Duration: 3 hours     Class size: 20

S-11 Weaving Your Passion
Mickey Stam

Description: We will explore artistic content in weaving, including a discussion of the expectations of galleries and judges who may see weaving as functional craft rather than art. Exercises will help you consider how to incorporate your passions into your work and write artist statements that communicate your intentions.
Student equipment/supply requirements: Notebook, pen
Materials fee: None
Skill level: All      Format: Lecture
Duration: 3 hours     Class size: 15

S-12 Piecing Handwoven Fabric: Can I Do That?
Lynne Lovett

Description: Your loom only weaves 12” or 18” wide? You don’t have enough handwoven fabric to make what you want? No problem! Yes! You CAN piece your handwoven fabric. You can even combine it with commercial fabric or with other handwoven fabric from a different warp. Join us to learn how to create a spectacular finished garment by combining your fabrics so the total is greater than the sum of the parts!
Student equipment/supply requirements: Note-taking supplies
Materials fee: None
Skill level: All      Format: Lecture
Duration: 3 hours     Class size: 25

S-13 Children of the Forest and Fairy Folk
Joyce Hazelrig

Description: We will create delicate little fairy beings in the popular Waldorf style. Each student can create up to three little figures: an animal costume, a flower fairy, and a mushroom-capped forest child. These sweet figures are very easy and addictive to create.
Student equipment/supply requirements: A large felting pad (10” x 7”) and any felting tools you would like to bring
Materials fee: $15 – A kit will be provided for each student that includes core and colored topcoat fiber, chenille stems and detail fibers for three fairy folks, one 5” x 5” felting foam pad, and needles.
Skill level: Beginner      Format: Hands-on
Duration: 3 hours     Class size: 15

SUNDAY Morning  – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
S-14 Photographing Textiles
Edgar Miller

Description: This class is geared for the non-professional starting from IPhone and then stepping all the way to advanced techniques with more advanced cameras and lenses. Taking a good shot with a smart phone is definitely useful for sharing informally these days, but those entering shows or writing publications need to know how to use their “real” cameras to take those shots for as professional a photograph as possible.
Student equipment/supply requirements: Smartphone camera or interchangeable lens camera, textile of your choice
Materials fee: $10 – Includes a package of two gray cards for each student
Skill level: All      Format: Hands-on
Duration: 2 hours     Class size: 20

S-15 Overshot: Twill on Steroids
Inga Marie Carmel

Description: Overshot is usually associated with colonial coverlets, but in this class, presented as a lecture and slide show, we will see that it holds secrets way beyond that application. Hidden inside the traditional Star and Rose, are flames and Monk’s belt, Swivel and Honeycomb. And what happens when you thread for Overshot but use the treadling for a completely different weave?
Starting with a twill threading, we will expand it to develop traditional Overshot, then explore variations in treadling and tie-up. One threading with many variations and possibilities, and lots of room for experimentation and exploration.

Student equipment/supply requirements: Paper and pen, if you like, and a sense of adventure
Materials fee: $5 – For handouts
Skill level: Beginners with some experience, Intermediate      Format: Lecture
Duration: 2 hours     Class size: 20

S-16 Doubleweave
Susie Taylor

Description: Double weave is one of the most fun and versatile structures that produces two layers of cloth, woven simultaneously. Some weavers spend decades exploring its infinite possibilities. The multi-layered nature of double weave can produce both decorative and structural effects. Students will be exposed to a wide range of techniques that range from hand manipulation to loom-controlled structures. There will be many hands-on samples passed around for students to look at and touch.
Student equipment/supply requirements: None
Materials fee: None
Skill level: All      Format: Lecture
Duration: 2 hours     Class size: 20



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