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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 working on upcoming workshops for the 2017-2018 year. We have Heather Winslow slated for a workshop on Theo Moorman technique. We are considering a Saori Workshop with Terry Bibbey of Vancouver Island, and a workshop for 2018 with Linda Kubik on tailoring with handwoven cloth in time for our next fashion show! and also the next ANWG in 2019!

We are working hard to bring informative and fun workshops to our guild - please let us know “What would YOU like to learn more about in the world of weaving?”. 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!


Theo Moorman ScarfInstructor: Heather Winslow
Class information
Date: April 21 – 23, 2018
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: APU, 4101 University Drive, Anchorage, AK Room 103/104 (salmon colored building)
Estimated Amount: $300 plus $10 material fee, $160 required at registration. ***Special Note: If 12 people do not register a commitment to attend by January 31, this class will be cancelled.
SignUp Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E44AEAC2BA1FC1-theo
Four-shaft loom required. (Note: This is not a round-robin workshop.) This workshop is suitable for beginner to advanced weavers.

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Theo Moorman (1907-1990) was a prolific weaver from England. While figuring out how to weave pictorially without the time-consuming labor of tapestry weaving, Theo developed the technique that carries her name. The technique is a variation of plain weave. Her innovation was to differentiate the weight of the warp threads - a heavier ground warp and a finer tie-down warp. The design on the surface of the fabric is achieved by inlaying yarns under the fine tie-down warp. The Moorman technique is not complicated to weave. Only 4 harnesses are required. If you can warp a loom and do plain weave, you can learn the Moorman technique.

Heather WinslowHeather Winslow is a nationally known and respected teacher and textile artist. Her educational background is in teaching, and after 45 years she still has a passion to share her knowledge with others. She is chairman of the textile department of The Fine Line Creative Arts Center (St. Charles, Illinois) where she teaches weaving, knitting and spinning. She is a regular teacher at Sievers School (Washington Island, Wisconsin) and has taught at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, Tennessee) and The Weaver’s School (Coupville, Washington).

Heather teaches weaving, knitting, spinning, dyeing, beading and embellishment at guilds, shops, and at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Her one-of-a-kind garments have been exhibited internationally and are in several private collections. Her articles have appeared in magazines including Handwoven, Spin-Off and Weaver’s and her garments have been published in a number of books. She is the author of the book, More on Moorman: Theo Moorman Inlay Adapted to Clothing.

The Moorman technique is not complicated to weave. Only 4 harnesses are required. If you can warp a loom and do plain weave, you can learn the Moorman technique.

If you have questions, please contact Lorri Wright, (907) 360-0276, lorrihome@live.com or Christine Dittrich, (907) 440-2784, cldittrich907@gmail.com.