All fees are for class lecture and/or
instruction. I can work a schedule to fit
your time slot as long as it is the same number of
hours as listed. A separate 1 hr lecture for
a guild meeting can be arranged in conjunction
with a workshop for a $100 fee. Traveling
and material expenses are extra. Please
schedule in a 1/2 hour lunch break for each full
day. Students should bring their lunch.
I would appreciate 1
month notice if the workshop is canceled due to
low registration. Some workshops require
ordering materials, preparing warps and threading
looms ahead of time and I need this time for
4hr. day )
you ever wonder what those numbers
inside a cone of yarn mean? 10/2 , 2/18
, 8/4? What's the difference between
worsted and woolen? What does mercerized
mean and why would you want to use it
over unmercerized? What's the
difference between rayon,bamboo, tencel
and modal? What if the instructions say
to use cotton and you want to make it in
silk? How much yarn do you need to
buy? What if you got a great deal
on a yarn but you have no idea what it
Take the anxiety out
of buying yarn and planning a project by
learning the yarn world's terms and
standards and then how to buy ,
substitute and even identify
Bring a looseleaf notebook,
scotch tape, calculator, a project that
you have in mind and also that mystery
Area where it is safe to do burn tests
without setting off smoke alarms
(outdoors is fine if weather permits)
1 6hr. day )
to dye your own yarns, warps, or fiber
opens a whole world of color
possibilities. We will discuss
what types of dyes to use for various
fibers, auxiliary chemicals , equipment,
safety precautions, suppliers as well as
methods of applying dye. The class
will decide which type of dye they would
like to work with- Fiber Reactive
dyes for cellulose fiber (cold
water method) or
Sabraset dyes for protein fibers 9
requires hot water) Each student can
bring several 2 oz skeins of yarn to dye
the colors of their choice.A materials
list will be sent prior to the class.
$350 + $10 materials fee per person
Table for mixing dyes
Hot plate or stove top
Buckets or sink for rinsing
2 6hr. days )
the idea of color movement by learning
to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive
dyes. Students will learn proper dye
preparation, how to stretch a warp,
apply and set the dyes and then how to
rinse a warp without tangling and take
it to the loom. Each participant
can paint two 5yd
warps and several skeins for weft
yarns. Fiber Reactive dyes
are cold water dyes and are
designed to dye cellulose (
cotton , Rayon , bamboo, linen,
etc) and silk yarns.
All dyes and auxillary
chemicals will be provided.
Morning-Choose a color
palette, learn how to make stock
solutions, mix colors according to
Afternoon- Stretch and paint
the first warp.
the first warp, and prepare the
second warp for painting. Mix new
Afternoon: Paint the second warp and
extra skeins for weft. Students will
rinse the second warp at home.
$650 +$15 materials fee per person. A
supplies list will be sent prior to the
6 ft tables or
counters for stretching warps.
Water supply - warm water, laundry
sink or 5 gallon plastic tubs for
Table for preparing dyes.
( 3 6hr.
In this workshop, create a dyed
yarn swatchbook of Procion Fiber
Reactive MX dyes or Sabraset dyes
that you can use as a future reference
when dyeing skeins and painting
warps. Working with only 3
primary colors we will dye a 10
level, 66 color triangle showing
primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
You will learn the proper and safe
procedure for preparing a dye stock
solution and mixing dyes according to
formula. The class will choose to
work with either MX dyes which do
not require heat and dye well on all
cellulose fibers and silk or Sabraset
dyes which work well on protein fibers
If the class is has 6 or
more students, it is possible to
dye two different sets of
colors using the 6
Each student will go home with a
swatchbook of all colors and recipes.
Discussion on properties
of Fiber Reactive or Sabraset dyes
mix stock solutions
dye primaries and
determine % color
for mixing all samples
Begin secondary color mixing
Discuss results of
Continue dyeing 3 color mixes
finish tertiary colors
Divide and labels
all skeins for individual
$900+$20 materials fee per person,
A supplies list will sent prior to
warm water source
plastic buckets for rinsing
hot plate or stove top if using
3 6 hr. days )
most basic of the weave structures can
create the most elegant and exciting
fabrics when using interesting yarns and
finishing techniques. This is a
round robin class where each student
will set up their loom with a different
plain weave technique. Projects include
deflected weft, mock leno, woven felt,
collapsed fabric using overtwist yarns,
seersucker, color and weave and more.
Weave, experiment with finishing
techniques and share your
information. Appropriate for
advanced beginners to advanced.
weavers. All students will come
away with a sample book of fabrics,
techniques and weave diagrams.
Warp yarns and threading diagrams
will be sent in advance so looms are
ready to weave for first class.
Morning: A preview
of all drafts and talk about
qualities of each structure. Check
loom set- ups
and weave first sample.
Afternoon: Discussion of
any particular techniques or
adjustments needed. Switch to the next
Wet finish first samples,
Drafting lesson on more complex
Switch to new looms and continue
Finish weaving last group
Wet finish and compare.
Compile swatch books.
Discuss further possibilities.
$1100 + $15 materials fee per person
Water source for washing /dyeing
Several large tables fro table
looms and sample layout.
Students furnish their own looms
and thread them ahead of time
3 6hr. days )
the world of puckers, pleats, tubes, and
pockets .This is a round robin workshop
where each participant will set up and
weave on a warp that shows one of the
many aspects of double cloth.
We will first
learn how to design a double cloth warp
taking into consideration materials,
colors and density of layers. We
will then draft out all the possible
treadling variations for 4 and 8 harness
double cloth. Each student will
weave a sample on their loom and then
proceed to try other looms as time
need to bring 4 or 8 harness looms and
will wind warps and
thread their looms ahead of time.
Warp yarns will be provided. For
intermediate to advanced level
Morning - lecture
on "Designing Double
Cloth" with slides
Afternoon- Check all set-ups
and weave first sample
Drafting of double cloth. All
students learn particular techinques
that are used on some drafts..
Morning- Look at all
initial samples and show techniques,
move to new looms
weave sample #2.
Afternoon- discuss finishing
techniques. Move on to next loom.
Morning- continue to
weave and share information.
Afternoon- cut samples
from looms, wash those
that require finishing,
label samples and discuss outcomes.
$1100+ $20 materials fee per student.
4 and 8 harness workshop
Tables for table looms and lay
out of samples.
Warp materials will be sent to all