Rabbit Ridge Designs Yarn

Upcoming Workshops:
One of the great ways to develop as a weaver is to participate in workshops. In the space of a weekend, you can dig into a technique and really expand your repertoire as a weaver. Yes, there are videos, yes there are books, and yes, there is You Tube. And we have a terrific library and utilizing media is a great assist in learning. But there is nothing quite like the fun of learning from an expert in the field, live and in person. It is both inspirational and incredibly efficient.

We are starting to think about next year and what workshops might be of interest to our guild members.  Please let Lorri Wright or Christine Dittrich know what You would like to learn about.  Be it a technique, a style, a particular type of weaving, rigid heddle, multishaft, tapestry, backstrap, kumihimo, - the weaving world is wide - tell us what interests you!

Crimp and Create Workshop
Instructor: Diane Totten
Date: Saturday – Monday 10/7 – 10/9/17
Time: 9:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Camp Fire Meeting Room. Located at 161 Klevin St., Anchorage, AK 99508
Deposit: $120 deposit will be required at registration.
Sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-crimp

This is an on-loom workshop taking fiber in a new direction by creating “crimp cloth.” Using a variation of woven shibori for both warp and weft, learn to create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold their memory even when washed. Participants will draft, weave, and crimp their samples in class to discover the endless possibilities. Learn how the fabric can be used for entire garments as well as for permanent pleating to replace knitted ribbing for a sweater or to add a knit look to the collar area of a jacket. The three-day workshop includes garment design and sewing instruction. No dyeing involved. Advanced beginner and beyond.

SILK !  A 2-Day Spinning-Dyeing-Reeling Silk Workshop with Celia Quinn  
Date:  November 4 and 5, 2017

Celia Quinn has taught workshops extensively across the US and here in Alaska.  She has spun everything from rope to sub-sewing thread and still holds Spin-Off Magazine’s fine spinning record for cotton, at approximately 83,000 yards per pound.  She calls Homer, Alaska, home.  This workshop will explore various forms of silk – properties, spinning, care, etc.  There will be dyeing of silk caps and hankies, expanding cocoons to make Mawata squares, and reeling of silk from cocoons.  Class costs and signups to be announced in September.  Class size limited to 20 people. 

We are looking for a host to supply a private bedroom and bath in a non-smoking household and all meals for Celia (and for her husband if he drives her up from Homer).  She will be arriving Friday and departing Monday.  The host is able to attend the workshop free of charge.  If you are interested in volunteering for this, please let Marjorie McLaren know.