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 charities 

who have a greater need.

2018 schedule

Beginning Weaving - Level  I & II 
Saturdays, Feb 17 &  24   2018
Skagit Valley  College, Mt Vernon Campus 
www.skagit.edu          or call       360-416-7600

RAGS Wearable Art Sale
March 9-11, 2018
Tacoma, WA
Please join us for this annual wearable art sale. Fabulous!

APRIL 6-15, 2018
Mt. Vernon,  WA
this is a biannual fine art and craft show
I will have my silk and bamboo scarves, a selection of wraps, 
table runners, and of course my hand-woven kitchen towels

Beginning Weaving - Level  I & II 
Saturdays, April 14 &  21  2018
Skagit Valley  College, Mt Vernon Campus 
www.skagit.edu          or call       360-416-7600

NW Art Beat Open Studio Tour
come visit my little studio on this annual artists tour
Good friend, Persis Gayle of Frailey Mt. Pottery Studio
will be here with me
Together we will be featuring hand woven rugs, table runners, 
shawls, scarves, kitchen linens and wall art,
stoneware place settings, drums, sculpture, and garden art
July 21, 22, 2018

October 6 & 7. 2018
Methow Valley Weavers Guild 
I will be presenting
Crackle Weave - Mysteries and Magic

Fibers and Beyond
annual Conference and Sale
Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA
I will be presenting my 
Warp Painting Workshop
October 13

Fiber Fusion Northwest
Monroe, WA
I'll be giving my popular
Felting Boots and Mittens workshop
October 20, 2018

Seattle Weavers  Guild Public Sale - October  25-27, 2018

November 9
Tacoma Weavers Guild
Loom Rehabilitation, Repair and Maintenance
Program presentation to the membership

Frailey Mt. Studio - all artist sale - November 2-4,  2018

November 9-17, 2018
Conway/Mt. Vernon,  WA

Dye Techniques for Spinners


Dye Techniques for Knitters


Dyeing for a Self-Striping Sock Yarn


Dye Techniques for Weavers 


all of the above can be structured for a 6 hour workshop to 

suit the individual craft and fibers

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.

Photos from some of my 2017 Workshops: 

Warp Painting (Monica Jacobsen), Dyeing for the Spinners Stash, and Felting Mitts and Booties

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.  

Deflected Double Weave
This has proven to be a very popular workshop that can be accomplished in a two-day class.  Students will be given drafts well in advance in order to wind  a warp and dress their own loom.  This workshop is conducted in  a round-robin format. 

 '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 a Handwoven 2011 'My Space' article.  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.  

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.

A History of Baskets and Basket Making 

Baskets are one of the few ancient crafts that cannot be replicated by a machine. 

I have presented this program and workshop to several guilds in Colorado and to the Colorado State University museum group.  Below are the results of three of my workshops in Colorado.

Fundamentals of Yarn Construction for the Hand Spinner 

This 6-8 hour workshop includes Wheel Mechanics, Fiber Processing, and Yarn Construction/Analysis. It's a lot to cover in one session, but is invaluable for spinners who need a solid review of their wheel and their skills in order to take their spinning to the next level.   Fussy wheels are especially encouraged. 

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'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


Fibers & Beyond annual Weavers Conferences

Harmony Fields Organic Farm, Bow

Fiber Fusion all-Fiber Conference

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

Central Oregon Weavers and Spinners Guild
~Bend and Sisters, OR~

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 
 In Sheeps' Clothing/Cowgirl Yarns, Laramie, WY 

My Affiliations

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

Skagit Valley Weavers Guild

Whatcom Weavers Guild

Whidbey  Weavers Guild

Seattle Weavers Guild

Complex Weavers

Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners

Northwest Regional Spinners Association

Northern Colorado Weavers Guild

Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild

Hand Weavers Guild of Boulder (Colorado)