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Classes -  Spring  2018

(updated 4/1/18)

 

The following classes are held at my NEW studio- 
1019 MLK Jr Ave, Dunedin, FL

See pictures of the studio and work that's being created at www.facebook.com/PamPawlHandwovenTextiles

 

 

Project Class on 4 or 8 Harnesses- 
 April 24--May 29

Tuedays  1-4pm and Friday 1-4pm

$185 plus materials. 

The next class after Beginner Weaving. Weave a project  of your choice  on a 4 or 8 harness loom . Be inspired by other students as we explore new ideas together. individual guidance in planning  and drafting  your project. and assistance as you wind your warp, dress your loom and weave your project. There is extra weaving time on Tues and Friday mornings .


Beginner Weaving on a Floor Loom 

April 27- June 1

Fridays   1-4

$215 includes all materials and loom

Learn the basics of setting up and weaving on a 4 harness loom. We begin by learning about types of looms and appropriate yarns  for weaving. Students will explore color while weaving a sampler of the basic weaves and their   many variations.  This is a perfect course for anyone who is a complete beginner or needs a refresher on how to dress the loom and learn basic drafting.  Looms available or students may bring their own.

 

 

Friday Serie– lectures and demonstrations that explain the details of  yarns. looms and  weaving techniques . A ggod class for those who have taken  beginner  and project classes and those who would like to be more confident at their own loom 

10-12:30pm  $25 per session or all 5 for $100

March  30- Project planning - How much yarn do I need?

April       6- Tips and tricks for efficiently winding  a warp. Learn to use the warping reel.

May     4- Dressing the loom- back to front using a raddle
May    11- Tie-ing on a warp 
May    18  Yarns numbers, Substituting yarns in a project
May    25  Fiber and Yarn Identification- what are those mystery yarns

 

 

 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting: Pixeloom l

 April 24 10-1

 If  you know how to read a draft and create a drawdown on paper , learning to use a  computer drafting program  can enhance your drafting skills. It  can help you to visualize your draft in color  and scale and allows you to quickly create variations in the threading, tie-up and/or treading. Several programs have free downloads that you can try  ( you cannot print or save unless purchased)  For this workshop we will be using Pixeloom ( pixeloom.com) and try many of it's features. It works on  both PC and MAC. 

 

Bring your laptop with the downloaded program and a draft from a book or magazine to get started. If you dont have a laptop,  I have one that is available in the studio.

Pixeloom ll

Tues May 1 10:30-1

Learn to use more advanced features of Pixeloom including block substitution and Network drafting. Bring your laptop with the downloaded program and a draft from a book or magazine that you would like to explore.. If you dont have a laptop,  I have one that is available in the studio.

 

 

April is DYEING MONTH

Introduction to Immersion Dyeing- dyeing solid color skeins ( 2 days)

$65

Tues  April 10  10:30 – 1pm ( classroom)

Learn how to  properly make and scour  skeins and  to make basic  dye  calculations  

Tues  April  17 10:30 -1 or Friday, April 20. 10:30-1

Sign up for one either Tues or  Friday to dye your yarns All dyeing will be done  outside 

 Bring your skeins , buckets and  formulas. All dyes provided. 

 

Create a Color Swatch Book with Fiber Reactive Dyes  (at Dunedin Fine Arts Center)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday  - April 13,14,15, 2018
10-4

$165

All levels  See Below for Details

           

 In this class, students will create a dye swatch book of over 60 colors ( with recipes)  using only 3 primary color stock solutions. We will be using MX Fiber Reactive Dyes which dyes cellulose fiber and silk This is a cold water process and can be  is used on both yarn and fabric. We will cover th.e proper procedure for preparing a dye stock solution and mixing dyes according to formula with an emphasis on safe studio practice            

This session we will dye cotton cloth. The samples will be divided so every participant 

receives a sample for their swatch book This swatch book is a valuable future reference when dyeing yarns, fibers and cloth. This class is appropriate for both quilters and weavers. A $20  materials fee will be collected in class. All dyes and materials provided.

 

 

 Refresher Course on your own loom : 4 sessions - $185 ( within Pinellas County) by appt.

Session 1   Project planning - at my studio, begin  to wind your warp and finish at home.

Session 2   Dressing the loom- at your house. I will get you started threading the loom. Finish at

your own pace .

Session 3   Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving. At your house.

Session 4  Finishing and planning your next project- at my studio

 

Independent Studio- what you need , when you need it.

 

One on One Project Planning  $40 - one hour session by appt  

Private tutoring  at my studio by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr. 

 

 

To register, please call or send e-mail as early as possible as class size is limited. A $50 deposit  will reserve your loom. 

 


My Workshops at the Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan  Blvd,   Dunedin, FL 34698

This  spring I will be teaching the following class at the  Dunedin Fine Art Center,They have a Fiber Arts room with proper ventilation and sinks for dye classes and rooms with large tables that make it easy for all students to have enough space to work with rigid heddle looms.

 

Register in person or online at DFAC.org under Classes or Workshops/ Fiber Arts or call  727 298-3322. Please register early  so there is time to order supplies.

 

Create a Color Swatch Book with Fiber Reactive Dyes 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday  - April 13,14,15, 2018
10-4

$165                                                           
 All levels

           

 In this class, students will create a dye swatch book of over 60 colors ( with recipes)  using only 3 primary color stock solutions. We will be using MX Fiber Reactive Dyes which dyes cellulose fiber and silk This is a cold water process and can be  is used on both yarn and fabric. We will cover the proper procedure for preparing a dye stock solution and mixing dyes according to formula with an emphasis on safe studio practice            

This session we will dye cotton cloth. The samples will be divided so every participant receives a sample for their swatch book This swatch book is a valuable future reference when dyeing yarns, fibers and cloth. This class is appropriate for both quilters and weavers. A $20  materials fee will be collected in class. All dyes and materials provided.


Immersion dyeing

Saturday  June 16  10-4

At DFAC

$95 members / $125 non members

Create your own colorful skeins of yarn for your knitting and weaving projects. Morning will be devoted to picking a color palette and preparing the dyes and skeins followed by afternoon dyeing.



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




Yarns and  Equipment
 
I  am a dealer for Schacht Spindle Company and Harrisville 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 carry  Jaggerspun  2/18  Zephyr wool/silk and Highland Heathers and am a dealer for  Henry's Attic  and Silk City yarns .I 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 | 1019 MLK Jr Ave., Dunedin,  FL 34698|  215 483-7157 | pam@pampawltextiles.com