Weaving with Leftovers
Learn the steps to weaving a mixed warp: picking yarn, winding a mixed warp, designing in the reed and threading the loom using a mixed warp (different yarns, different fibers, different colors). Learn how to warp from front to back; learn an alternative way to tie on. Learn steps to reducing waste warp yarn. Learn some tips and tricks that I have learned from 15 years of weaving and from other seasoned weavers. Students must have basic knowledge of winding a warp and threading a loom. Students need to bring yarn of different fibers, types, colors, widths; threading hook, scissors, scrap yarn for ties; clothes pin; paper & pencil; shuttle, pirns (or bobbins); T-pins, tapestry needle; yarns must be in balls or on cones, no skeins please. $50.00 per student or $200 for a class of 8 or less.
Warp, yarn and roving painting using the microwave. Using fiber reactive dyes and any fiber, hands on painting and using the microwave to set. Participants will take home a painted skein of yarn or warp and roving of their own material and design, and the skills necessary to do this task at home. I will have dye kits available for purchase for $35. Participants will need to bring a skein of yarn or an already wound warp to class not to exceed 4 oz, 4 oz or less of roving in any fiber except polyester, gloves and grubby clothes. No previous dye experience is necessary. Class fee $40.00.
Have you ever wanted to know how to make teal green or blue violet dye, or mix a particular color using food coloring, or how to use left over paint or cheap paint at the hardware store that was mis-mixed? Well we will learn how and much more. We will learn about the basic primary colors used to create any color in the spectrum. We will create color wheels using liquid fabric dye and watercolor paper. We will mix bright colors, mix subdued colors. We will learn about mixing colors with the eye, iridescence, which and how colors "vibrate" against each other, how light and dark affect the "look" of colors. This will be a lot of experimenting and learning how to create the colors one wishes. No previous experience necessary. Dye kits available for $35.00. $35.00 per student, maximum of 8. Materials to bring: rag, newspaper, 2 water containers (i.e. butter bucket), plastic ice cube tray (preferably white), watercolor paint brush soft (1/2"), eye dropper, pencil.