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2018/2019 Workshops

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Workshops
The WGGC Program Committee reserves the right to change the standard workshop fees based on the instructor, costs and hours. Workshop details for members are also published in The Weaverbird newsletter and the Weaverbird Update. All workshops will be held at the Guild House unless otherwise noted.
Date Workshop Presenter Workshop Chair Workshop Hostess
Aug. 18, 2018
9:30am – 3:30pm
Beginning Sewing – Make a Market Bag

Do you have a sewing machine you want to learn how to use? In this class we will talk about basic sewing tools, practice sewing, and make a market (shopping) bag. 

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Class Fee: $75 members / $90 non-members

Lorain Pettit $nbsp;
Sep. 10, 2018
9:00am – 3:30pm
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Rigid Heddle weaving is a great way to get started weaving in a simple way. Rigid heddle looms are inexpensive, portable, and quick to warp. You will learn to direct warp a rigid heddle loom with easy to find knitting yarn, learn the basics of weaving, and create a beautiful plain weave scarf of 5 to 7 feet in just 6 hours. 

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Class Fee: $75 members / $100 non-members
$5 loom rental fee payable to the instructor

Nancy Niemeyer $nbsp;
September 15 & 16, 2018
9am-4pm
Finishing Touches: Tubular Woven Bands sand Other Andean Decorative Finishes

In this class, we will learn to weave a ñawi awapa as an independent tubular band and then practice creating Andean embellishments on pieces of cloth woven with handspun yarn by weavers of the Bolivian highlands. Participants will make a sampler edged with a tubular band, coiled stitches, cross knit looping, and braids. Each person will then be able to select techniques from those studied during this two-day workshop to dress up a small colorful woven chuspa. More details and to register with Eventbrite. 

Class Fee: $150 members / $175 non-members
Materials Fee: $15 payable to the instructor

Laverne Waddington Janie Yates Janie Yates
Sep. 24, 2018
10am – 2pm
Waffle and Pick Up on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Learn to use a pick up stick and make variations of waffle weave and honeycomb with warp and weft floats for textured fabrics on the rigid heddle loom. We will sample a variety of techniques. This requires your own rigid heddle loom, shuttles, and two pick up sticks. You wil pre-warp your loom at home on your own and learn the weaving technique during class. 

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Class Fee: $55 members / $80 non-members

Nancy Niemeyer $nbsp;
Sep. 29, 2018
9:30am – 4pm
Dyeing by the Numbers

Ever wanted a system to get consistent colors with your dyeing? Join us for a day of fun in the dye room making color samples using acid dyes and learning how to get the same color time after time. 

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Class Fee: $75 members / $10 0 non-members

Lorain Pettit $nbsp;
Oct. 5, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm each day
Three Knitting Workshops in One with Patty Lyons

In this two-day workshop, Patty will share a bit of her vast knitting knowledge – designing a top-down sweater, fixing mistakes in lace, and knitting tricks. 

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Class Fee: $150 members / $175 non-members

Patty Lyons $nbsp;
Oct. 13 9am-12pm
Oct. 14 2pm-4pm
Houndstooth Check Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

This two day class is designed to be flexible enough for a beginner with no weaving experience or an advanced beginner to intermediate rigid heddle weaver who feels like they still need a little help or who wants to expand skills learned in Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving. In this class, the students will learn the techniques required to direct warp a rigid heddle loom with two colors for a houndstooth check scarf. 

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Class Fee: $55 members / $90 non-members
$3 Materials Fee / $10 loom Rental Fee (optional)

Nancy Niemeyer $nbsp;
Oct. 27 10am-3:30pm
Color and Weave Sampler on a Rigid Heddle Loom

This class focuses on producing color and weave patterns on a rigid heddle loom. Color and weave effects can bring some interest and sophistication to plain weave and look much more complicated than they are. Some patterns, such as Log Cabin, create a 3D optical illusion. You will create a small sampler that will be a valuable reference in designing your own projects. 

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Class Fee: $55 members / $90 non-members
$6 or $8 Materials Fee payable to the instructor

Nancy Niemeyer $nbsp;
Mar. 8, 9, 10, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm Fri & Sat
9am-12:30pm Sun
Revelations in Rep with Kelly Marshall

This workshop includes a lecture covering the unique characteristics of rep weave, color blending and designing, pattern block movement, selection of materials, and a demonstration of weaving technique. Each participant will be expected to bring a loom, warped according to instructions provided by the instructor. The instructions are for warping either a 4 or 8-shaft pattern, to create a 10” wide table runner. 

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Class Fee: $185 members / $210 non-members

Kelly Marshall Toby Ganz $nbsp;
May 2018 & November 2018
Retreat

MAY
Sunday, May 6, arrive at noon,
Mon. May 7 
Tues May 8, leave after lunch 

We all had SO MUCH FUN in the fall, that we have planned a Spring Retreat (and it really is a retreat) for Sunday morning -Tuesday morning May 6-8, 2018 at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale Ohio. Not only do we each have private rooms with bathroom, but the food served there was quite wonderful and the chef a delight! Bring your loom, felting, knitting, sewing, rugs…any fiber project you may be in the middle of, and join the circle as we spend two entire days of unstructured time, creating our crafts together, fellowshipping, and learning from one another in a large meeting room. Meals are included for $77/night or $45 for day visitors. Work, relax, take walks, read… anything you choose. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is April 23rd so that we can give the Center the final count. To register online, go to https://wggc-spring-retreat-2018.eventbrite.com (just can bring a check for payment to the retreat.) If you have any questions contact Debbie or Ginny 

NOVEMBER
Monday, November 26, arrive at 9am,
Tues. Nov. 27 
Wed. Nov. 28, leave after breakfast.

Mon. Nov. 26, Tues. 27, Wed. 28, 2018 10:00am Mon. to 1:00pm Wed.
Weavers Retreat at Transformation Spirituality Center

Held at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale Ohio. Not only do we each have private rooms with bathroom, but the food served there was quite wonderful and the chef a delight! Bring your loom, felting, knitting, sewing, rugs, any fiber pr oject you may be in the middle of, and join the circle as we spend two entire days of unstructured time, creating our crafts together, fellowshipping, and learning from one another in a large meeting room. 

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Workshop fee:

Debbie Canatella Ginny Bolte
Fri. Apr. 5, Sat. Apr. 6 
9:00am to 4:00pm each day
Beaded Accessories

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Workshop fee:
Materials fee:

Calle Evans Tessa Clark TBD
Fri. May 3, Sat. May 4, Sun. May 5, 2019
Weavers Retreat Weekend – Transformation Spirituality Center

Held at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale Ohio. Not only do we each have private rooms with bathroom, but the food served there was quite wonderful and the chef a delight! Bring your loom, felting, knitting, sewing, rugs, any fiber pr oject you may be in the middle of, and join the circle as we spend two entire days of unstructured time, creating our crafts together, fellowshipping, and learning from one another in a large meeting room. 

Register with Eventbrite (Coming Soon). 

Workshop fee:

Debbie Canatella