Workshop 1 A design line and 3 echoes
After Marian’s workshop, I spent many hours working on design lines and finding ways of designing the weaves using Fiberworks rather than on paper.
I still feel it is valuable to design first on paper and then for further design and checking of design, to move to Fiberworks and this is the method I used with 7 students, many of whom had completed 3 years of weaving study with me.
All the students had good knowledge of network drafting, advancing twills, double weave and use of Fiberworks weaving software. These are the results of 3 1/2 days of workshop.
Students worked in a variety of yarn and colours and were fascinated by the difference a change of weft could make and amazed at the results with a change of lift… all remarked on the variety of design on the one threading.
20/2 silk at 35 epi, .
Candlewicking cotton 235yds / 25g at 24 epi, 2 pd in a 12 dent reed
8/2 cotton, 2 per dent in a 50/10 reed or 25.7 epi
10/2 cotton , 30 epi or 3pd in a 40/10 reed
8/2 tencel dented 3334 in a 10 dent reed or 33epi
Mercerized cotton size16, 385m/50g… 3 per dent in a 40/10 reed..or 30 epi
Workshop 2 Explore Shadow Weave
This workshop encourages participants to develop their own designs During the workshop, students worked on their own loom, developing threadings first on graph paper, and then practising on Fiberworks software.
The above image was under tension on the loom, so it looks a little open.
Work developed by students after the workshop…. two scarves
On the loom….
and became some glasses cases….
Seeing te result of a workshop, and the student pieces afterwards is a great reward. these are two reviews of the workshop from the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of NSW website…