fall was a busy time. Several beginneres
started with the rigid heddle loom or table
loom, wove a sampler of lace techniques
and pick up patterns , then wove a
scarf or table runner. Meanwhile
more advanced weavers concentrated on learning
about profile drafting and setting up their
loom with an original block design to use for
towels or table runners. Each student
used a different structure to create
their design. These included Crackle, Summer
and Winter, Diversified Plain Weave, Twill
Blocks, Shadow Weave and Deflected Double
Cloth. In the end, everyone learned from each
other and got new ideas to try for future
projects. This Spring we will be going in
depth into one of these structures.
It is wonderful to work with
all levels of weavers and to witness the
networking and friendships that have
developed. Classes and workshops are
listed on the CLASSES page. You can see my own and
students' works on my
Facebook page- www.facebook.com/PamPawlHandwovenTextiles
If you have a chance to visit Dunedin, please
stop by to see what's on the looms and walls.
I'm open on Mondays and Fridays
10-5pm and by appt. Just give a call to let me know
when you are coming.
For my own work, I
painted warps and wove advancing twill scarves
in Bamboo, silk and Tencel on my
big AVL 16 harness loom. This loom
is a workhorse and I've had it for many
years, Sometimes it sits for months, while I
work on other looms , but every time I come
back to it, I feel like I'm at my best .
Memories arise as I feel the beater and
notice how the color of the wood has changed
where I've place my hand over and over again.
When I approach my loom with calmness and
focused attention , it responds beautifully.
If I'm stressed and hurried, it usually
responds with mistakes . Then I
UNweave,two steps forward , and one step
back. There is a lesson here and I hope
my students see it.
I also wove chenille and
merino striped wraps, my favorite.
Theses are all for the 2COOL
Art Show that I will be
in this February.
It's good to have a goal....
I'm also designing a cloth for my family that
I hope can be passed down through the years.
My Dad passed away this fall and my way
of pulling my emotions together is to weave a
linen cloth that will have one strand of each
family member's hair included as I
weave. It will be used under his urn at the
memorial service. It can also be used to wrap
the next newborn or be included in
the future wedding ceremonies of my
young nieces and nephews. This is my hope and
it's the best I can do for his memory.
So now it's Winter. Not cold here and still a
little confusing to my northern mind.
thrilled to be participating in PAVA's
(Professional Association of Visual Artists) 5th
Annual 2COOL Art Show. Sat and Sunday FEB. 4
& 5, 2017. Located at the Gulfport
Casino Ballroom 5500Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL
Free admission and parking.
A lovely indoor show with about 40 artists- a nice
mix of both fine art and fine craft. I
will have handwoven , hand dyed scarves, ponchos,
wraps, and more... Gulfport is a
charming artsy town on the water just below
St. Petersburg. Spend the day .
studio is open on
Mondays 10-6 and Fridays
10-4 and also by appt.
Beginner through advanced
floor loom weaving is taught at my
Mondays for 6 sessions where we meet
once a week for 4 hrs with extra
studio time on Fridays. I have
four 18 " Wolf Pups, 4 and 8 harness 26" Baby
Wolves, a 36" 8 harness Schacht standard
loom, a vintage 36" 8 harness Jon Ahrens side
tie-up loom, and three 16 harness computer
assisted looms ( 48" AVL Production Dobby, 24"
LeClerc Diana, and Louet 27"
Please check my Classes page for current dates.
The Dunedin Art Center has a new textile
studio where I'm delighted to teach
the following classes this Winter and Spring
Painted Warps and Skeins
dye class in February. They have a large
ventilated area for mixing dyes, sinks, washer and
dryer and lots of table space Weave A
Scarf Workshop in
Jananuary or Introduction to Rigid
Heddle Weaving in
April for those interested in learning to weave
on a rigid heddle loom.
Check out their classes and workshops at DFAC.org
Equipment I have lots of weaving yarns on the
studio shelves , all available by the
ounce. These include 3/2, 5/2 8/2 10/2
cottons from Valley Yarns, Glimakra Lunatic
Fringe and Dye-Lishus cotton. I also
have Jaggerspun 2/18 Zephyr
wool/silk and Highland Heathers. I am a
dealer for Harrisville , Henry's Attic
and Silk City yarns and have the complete sample
sets in the studio for anyone to play with and
order from. I also am a dealer for Schacht
Spindle Company looms and accessories. Please
call me if there is something you would like to
order. Students receive a 10 % discount on
See details and
registration information for classes
and workshops on my CLASSES
or feel free to contact me for
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