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Fall 2017

At the Studio

New Hours!!!! I'm open on Tues and  Fridays  10-5pm and  by appt.  Just give a call to let me know when you are coming.

Fall brings new ideas  to the studio . This past summer I enjoyed a few days at the Mid Atlantic fiber Conference in  Millerburg, PA and saw interesting yarns and fabrics in plain weave using specialty yarns- some were overtwisted, some contained metals, some could be heat set to create permanent pleats. This inspired the fall class schedule based on the plain weaves. In the Great Plains class, we will be covering crammed and spaced warps, deflected double cloth,  double plain weave transparancy, deflected weft and  supplementary warp and weft.

The classes are divided into two levels each meeting on their own day- the beginners who have done a sampler and a project or two and the beyond beginners, those who have been returning to class  for several years who are interested in  diving deeply into one subject each session. The focus is on materials and how plain weave can manipulated into exciting fabric on both levels.

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.

For my own work,  I'm still fascinated with linen towels . I 'm working in  turned Summer and Winter which allows me to weave with one shuttle and  gives me many block pattern options on a linen warp.  I finished a memorial cloth  that is on the same warp as the towels. One strand of each family member's hair is is included in small white crosses. There are 4 generations represented nestled below a large tree. Above, are  more crosses for the future. I've posted the work in progress on my Facebook page. so far I've been working in neutrals. Now I'm ready for some color!


I'm very happy to be participating  in  PAFA Studio Waltz  scheduled for  Saturday October 7 from 10 -5pm.  Visit working artist in their home and studios with a self guided tour map.  For more information go to www.StudioWaltz.com  for more information.

Classes

The studio is  open  on  Tues  10-5 and  Fridays  10-5 and also  by appt.


Beginner  through advanced  floor loom weaving is  taught at my studio on Tues and  Fridays for 6 sessions where we meet once  a week for  6 hrs with extra studio time during the week.  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"  Megado) .
Please check my Classes page for current dates.

The Dunedin Art Center has a new textile studio where I teach all my dyeing and rigid heddle classes.
They have classrooms with lots of  tablespace and  a large well ventilated  Fiber Arts room for mixing dyes, sinks, washer and dryer. I'm delighted to teach  the  following classes this Fall.

Painted Warps and Skeins- Sept . 
Create water color effects on both warps and yarns wound into skeins with cold water  Fiber Reactive Dyes.
Weave A Scarf Workshop on a Rigid Heddle Loom - October. Weaving on simple looms with beautiful yarns to create a scarf in just two sessions.
 

For more  information check my classes page or go to DFAC.org



Yarns and  Equipment
 
I  am a dealer for Schacht Spindle Company looms and accessories.and have many of their looms in the studio for you to try. I also  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. Please call me if there is something you would like to order. Students receive a 10 % discount on everything.



                

                                   See details and registration information for  classes and workshops on my CLASSES page

                                                            or  feel free to contact me  for more information.





Pam Pawl Textiles | 463 Grant St., Dunedin,  FL 34698|  215 483-7157 | pam@pampawltextiles.com