Classes at the AWSG Retreat on Sat, May 15th
Various guild members will be teaching the following classes:
- Washing Fleece
- Inkle Looms
- Beginning Suspended Spindling
- Blending Boards
- Bow Loom Weaving
You must be registered for the retreat to attend. No class registration is necessary for the yoga classes. For other classes, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-awsg2
Follow this link for class descriptions.
Terry Olson Tapestry Workshop
Cut Up Art, September 18-20, 2015
Terry Olson is a tapestry artist teaching at the Damascus Fiber Arts School in Eugene, OR. The Topic is cut up art and weaving technique. This class is for all experience levels. We will be using
cut up art, which means using small bits of larger art work. This way the student can concentrate on learning and improving
technique without doing the design work as well. Students can work on stripes, curves, hatching, and weaving shapes, color blending, beginning and finishing techniques, and how to make even edges. The class will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at the Camp Fire Office in Mountain View. The guild has a limited number of tapestry looms available for rental. The class fee estimated to be $130 total. The sign up genius link will be out soon. If you have questions please contact Christine Dittrich (907-440-2784) or Clydene Fitch (907-854-5016).
Spinning with Judith MacKenzie
Dec 4, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Dec 5, 2015, 9 am to 5 pm
Dec 6, 2015, 9 am to 5 pm
Judith has been teaching spinning and weaving for years. She is much in demand at fiber fairs to judge fleece, sheep and teach. Her textile experience is varied, from textile restoration for museums to sheep ranching in Montana. She has published several books including: The Intentional Spinner and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning. More recently she has several spinning instructional CDs/DVDs with Interweave including Spinning Luxury Fibers, Three Bags Full, Popular Wheel Mechanics, Gentle Art of Plying and A Spinner’s Toolbox. Judith currently live in Forks, WA in the rainforest made famous due to the Twilight vampire books. She feels at home here, since she was raised a bit north, on the Canadian west coastline. We will be picking classes soon and making registration available Sept 2015.
Multi colored rovings for a Spinning for Color class taught by Deb Menz.
Long time knitter, spinner par excellence Gayle Andrus took a beginning rigid heddle weaving class this past year. Photographed here by Mary Werner is her very first hand woven project, a beautiful bag, using handspun fibers and embellished with beads.
Gayle was pleased to have had her bag displayed at a First Friday Art Show at Changepoint Church where she also demonstrated drop spindle spinning. Gayle’s husband made the display stand for the bag.
The natural dyeing class was tons of fun.
Gathered the dye supplies...
and had some fun!
Every color of the rainbow!
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