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Surface Embellishments With Sara Bixler

February 10 - February 11

Surface EmbellishmentsHow do you take a simple one-color scarf, table runner, or curtain and make it something special and unique? This class helps to answer that question. Students will weave a sampler on a pre-warped floor loom, table loom or even rigid heddle from home. Students’ warps will act as a foundation of experimenting with Danish medallions, pile weaves, crow’s feet, adding beads, hem stitching variations and many more techniques. Because this is a virtual workshop students will need to have the ability to connect via Zoom. Also having the ability to have your tablet, iPad, computer or even phone with a working camera in the same room as your loom will be to your advantage.  For some of the techniques students are encouraged to go through their stash and pull yarns for play focusing on the fun novelty threads such as boucles, slubs, ribbons etc., but this is not required. The workshop will highlight uses of tools such as dowel rods, netting shuttles, crochet hooks, and using multiple shuttles at the same time. All warping information, including drafting notes, recommended yarns and a list of recommended tools will be provided 4 weeks prior to the class. Students should be familiar with the basic operation of a loom and have basic experience in weaving plain weave fabrics. This workshop, taught by Sara Bixler (daughter of Tom Knisely), is a great way to add some astonishing new techniques to your weaving repertoire. Prices determined by number of participants. Registration required by December guild meeting.


February 10
February 11