Sarah Fortin

leads a very special workshop
in Fort Worth, Texas

Weaving in 3-D

April 17 – 19, 2020 

The objective of “Weaving in 3-D” is to learn a loom-controlled method for creating fabric with dimension.  Weaving with two layers, separately and simultaneously, participants will be able to make folds, pleats, tucks, gathers and puckers, along with learning tips and tricks to create them.  Tubular weave and the weaving of pockets may also be explored.  This structure provides a wide range of unexplored possibilities for uses in fashion and home décor.

In class, you will learn how to the dress the loom with two warps, creating a supplementary warp on a second beam.  If your loom is not equipped with a second beam and braking system, you will learn how to adapt the loom easily so you can weave this structure.  Sarah will send specifics about yarn for two warps and instructions on how to wind them well in advance of the workshop.  She will also send a supply list, including materials needed for creating a second warp beam.

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Sign-up for “Weaving in 3-D” is now open to FWWG Members either at a guild meeting or by contacting Workshop Chair, Margaret Arafat (817-422-8134 or margaretarafat@yahoo.com).  Class-size is limited to 12-15 participants.

Non-members interested in taking this workshop may put their names on the Wait-list at any time by contacting the Chair.   Sign-up for non-member participants begins on December 1, 2019.  Non-members on the Wait-list will be given priority over other non-members.

NOTE: Workshops sponsored by the Fort Worth Weavers Guild are open to all weavers, members of a guild or not.  Workshop fees are the same for everyone.  However, FWWG members have sign-up priority before December 1, 2019. 

A deposit of $50.00 is due on sign-up.  Individuals not on the Wait-list do not need to pay the deposit until/unless they become participants.  The approximate cost of the Workshop is $225; the actual cost will be announced shortly.  The total amount is due no later than March 1, 2020.

Mail checks made out to “FWWG” to FWWG Treasurer, PO Box 471004, Fort Worth, Texas 76147-1004, or pay by credit card or PayPal on the Guild website, fortworthweaversguild.org, at the “Workshops” link.  Anyone who pays fees without being on the official sign-up or waiting lists will have the payment returned.

Non-member participants may contact the Chair about potential accommodations at a guild member’s home.

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Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild

On going weaving, spinning, and felting classes taught by guild members. Find more at Classes

  • Card Weaving
  • Inkle Weaving
  • Beginning Loom Weaving
  • Tapestry
  • Spinning
  • Felting
  • Summer Arts Camp for Kids – For students entering Grades 3-12

Individual Instruction Available:

For those students interested in learning more about spinning, weaving, felting, braiding, dyeing and other fiber arts, individual classes are available. Check the website for details.

All ages 8 years-adult
Times to be arranged.

For more information and to see other classes 2-3 hours long, visit the Brazos Spinners and Weavers website: WeaveBrazos.org or call us at 979-822-5684.

CHT Scholarship Program

The CHT Scholarship program has been established to support individuals in their pursuit of fiber arts in the state of Texas.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP:
  • Current members of CHT
  • Nonmembers of CHT at time of application. Must become a member to receive a scholarship.
  • Students enrolled in fiber or art related programs.
  • Current weavers and other fiber art practitioners.
  • Fiber arts includes: Basket making, Crocheting, Dyeing, Felting, Garment making using handmade fabrics, Knitting, Kumihimo, Lacemaking, Spinning, Tapestry, and Weaving.
  • Teachers of art and fiber related programs.
  • Historians focusing on the craft of weaving for research and teaching.
FOCUS OF SCHOLARSHIPS:
  • Learning new skills
  • Improving existing skills
  • Developing a program to teach fiber related classes. Funding a workshop attended by multiple people.

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