Thursday, October 1, 2015

Glad to be back!

Susan Henderson. 18/2 merino scarf woven on an 8 shaft loom
It is with great enthusiasm and relief, that we are back at the weaving classes! Many of the registrants did lots of weaving over the summer and I am featuring their projects here. I am very proud of what they managed to accomplish. 

Susan's Husband Mario, is happy to model his scarf!

Andrew Winter. Tea Towels woven with 2/8 cotton. Slight variations on each. 

Carla Duncan. Linen tea towel. 

Carla Duncan. Linen tea towel sample. 
Carla is one of the few students that actually took my advice of sampling first before doing a project! Kudos to you Carla!

Leslie Wynn. Reclaimed Footstool cover with cushion woven with Harrisville yarn. 

Just before classes resumed the Niagara Guild of Weavers and Spinners asked me to provide a program for them for a weekend. On the first night, I gave a talk about my work as a textile artist. On the second day, I gave them a Theo Moorman workshop. Theo Moorman is a weaving technique that is in some ways similar to a tapestry technique, but woven like fabric. 
Theo Moorman technique scarf by Line Dufour, and featured in Handwoven magazine.

The Niagara Guild of Weavers and Spinners is located in Welland and it is housed in its local museum, a happy marriage indeed! They have a great workspace. In nearby Jordan, not only can you find fine dining, but a great fibre store called the Fibre Garden Make sure to check it out when you are there!
On the last day of the workshop, the participants contributed to the Fate, Destiny and Self Determination international tapestry installation. So far, 304 shapes have been contributed by 186 people from 20 countries. 

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