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Tuesday, January 23 - Weaving Origami with Susie Taylor

Susie TaylorSusie Taylor has been weaving for 30 years, primarily on shaft looms and has 12 years experience designing high-end, jacquard upholstery fabrics. She spent many years hand manipulating the yarns on the loom producing multi-layered structures, and in 2012 she received the HGA Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, Level 1. origami weavingThat experience really broadened her skills and understanding of loom controlled structures. Now she finds great potential in combining loom-controlled structures with hand manipulation. Today, she is an award-winning artist creating dimensional textiles that incorporates origami and weaving together. She also works as a freelance designer for the commercial upholstery market. She lives in San Jose with her family and works out of her garage … like any respectable start-up in Silicon Valley!

Tuesday, February 27 - Kumihimo -
the Ancient Art of Braiding
with Jane Milner


Jane MilnerJane, who has generously taught many basketry workshops, is a skilled weaver in many different techniques. Her most recent passion is kumihimo, which she studied under Karen Huntoon. She will review the history and uses of kumihimo, then teach us hands-on beginning kumihimo. If you have your own kumihimo disk and materials, bring them along!

kumihimo brading

blue line

 

Calendar

  • Stitches West - February 22 - 15, 2018.
  • Workshops in the works for 2018

    Organizers are working on plans for two different workshops for the spring of 2018. The first, tentatively planned for March 28-30 is a Theo Moorman weaving workshop to be taught by Nadine Sanders, the "Singing Weaver," from Sebastopol. The Theo Moorman technique is an inlay process that allows the weaver to create an image but not through pickup. It moves faster than pickup. Examples of Nadine's weavings are shown below. Diana Abrell is organizing this workshop. If you have interest in attending this workshop (not a commitment at this point) call Diana at 273-3095 or email at star_flower@comcast.net. In early May, if there is enough interest, there will be a spinning workshop presented by Kate Larson. Kate uses the fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. She raises a variety of sheep breeds and is the author of "The Practical Spinner's Guide to Wool." Shan Kendall is organizing this workshop. If interested please let Shan know at 478-5628 or shan.kendall@gmail.com.