a personal approach to Weaving and Dye Workshops 

Weaving and Dye Studio and School


As in the past, profits from my workshops continue to go to animal causes, 

who have a greater need.

2019 workshop and program schedule


March 15,  2019
Olympia Weavers Guild
Loom Repair, Rehabilitation and Maintenance
guild program


March 29, April 5,   2019
Beginning Weaving
for levels 1 & 2
Anacortes Senior Activity Center


April 19-20,  2019
Friday Harbor/San Juan Weavers Guild
I will be presenting my 
Warp Painting Workshop and a guild program


April 5-14,   2019
Rexville Grange Art Show and Sale


June 1-2,  2019
Skagit Valley Weavers Guild
I will be presenting a weaving workshop on
Crackle Weave, Mysteries and Magic


July 20-21,  2019
NW Art Beat Open Studios Tour
~my own studio is listed as #2 on the map~


September 11-13, 2019
Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild
Surrey, BC
Guild Program, September 11
Dye Techniques for Spinners and Knitters, Sept 12
Dye Techniques for Weavers, Sept 13


October 3, 2019
Whidbey Weavers Guild
Loom Rehab, Repair, and Maintenance - Program


October 11, 2019
Whidbey Weavers Guild  - Study Group
Crackle Program


October 18, 25,  2019
Anacortes Senior Activity Center
Beginning Weaving
for levels 1 & 2
anacorteswa.gov


December 7, 14  2019
Skagit Valley College
Beginning Weaving
for levels 1 & 2
or call 360-416-7605


January 24-25, 2020
Skagit Valley Weavers Guild
Double Weave Workshop
skagitvalleyweaversguild.org


March 28-29, 2020
Twisted Straight Fibers 
Olympic Peninsula
Double Weave Workshop


April, 2020
Peninsula Weavers Guild
Loom Rehab, Repair, and Maintenance - Program



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Dye Techniques for Weavers 


Painting for an Artisan Scarf

If you're a weaver looking for a new technique to take you to that next level, consider starting your own line of painted fashion scarves using an extremely easy method to paint your warps.


Here are a couple of photos from just some of my workshops

drafts

I am now offering a one-day weavers' workshop in Computer Design and Drafting, using Fiber Works PCW.  I can supply a demo download for participants  or directions to download from the web ahead of time, so that participants can come fully prepared. Take weaving to the next level by designing your own work and be even more proud of your weaving results.  


 'Loom Maintenance, Repair and Restoration'  Presentation

I've been in the side-business of restoring old looms for years and have encountered nearly every make and model, and shared my tips in Handwoven magazine articles.  It's a shame to see a good loom sit idle for want of a tune-up or a new part.  This is a program designed for weavers' guilds and groups.  I also consult and give guidance if you want to buy or sell equipment and I usually know most of the market resources. 



Double 
Weave
Double Weave is the easiest thing to learn, but it's probably better to take a workshop for your first go at it. One warp and we go thru nine different techniques to play with. Double layers, double cloth, windows, laces, little stuffed pillows within the cloth....

 
Crackle Weave - Mysteries and Magic.  This class is comprised of fundamentals of the crackle structure, drafting using computer enhanced draw-downs (and a solid intro to computer drafting) , and hands on weaving using a multitude of treadling combinations.   You'll learn something of twills, summer&winter, overshot and lace in the process.   Plan on two 6- hour days for this workshop.

I always offer one-on-one tutorials and will 

design a course just for your individual interests. 

  


My work has appeared in Interweave Press publications
Starting in Sept. 2018, I think I'll be writing for every issue...until I run out of Gab!
2018 Handwoven, Project Article, Jan. issue
2017 Handwoven, Yarn Lab, Nov Issue
2017 Handwoven, Yarn Lab, Jan issue 
2016  Handwoven, Yarn Lab,  May Issue
2015  Handwoven, Yarn Lab,  Nov Issue
WeavingToday.com   - numerous guest blogs

I've presented programs, workshops, seminars, 

or judged for the following hosts


Washington

Fibers & Beyond Conferences

Methow Valley S&W Guild

Skagit Valley S&W  Guild

Fiber Fusion Conferences

 Whatcom Weavers Guild
Olympia Weavers Guild
Tacoma Weavers Guild
NWRSA Conference
Skagit Valley College
Evergreen State Fair
Skagit Spinners

Oregon
Central Oregon S&W Guild
~Bend and Sisters, OR~

Colorado
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild 
The Estes Park Wool Market 
Colorado State University
Poudre River Art Center
Global Village Museum 
Spring Creek Gardens 
Whole Foods Market 
Steamboat Springs 
Glenwood Springs 
City of Fort Collins  
Boulder County  
Indigo Threads
Weld County  

Other Locations
 Utah State University 
Cowgirl Yarns, Laramie, WY 


My Affiliations

Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds
Membership Chair (as of June 2016)

Skagit Valley Weavers Guild

Whatcom Weavers Guild


Seattle Weavers Guild

Complex Weavers

Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners

Northern Colorado Weavers Guild

Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild

Hand Weavers Guild of Boulder (Colorado)