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.

2018 schedule

July 21, 22, 2018
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


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

October 13, 2018 
Fibers and Beyond
annual Conference and Sale
Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA
I will be presenting my 
Warp Painting Workshop

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

October  25-27, 2018
Seattle Weavers  Guild Public Sale

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

November 9-17, 2018
REXVILLE GRANGE ART SHOW
Conway/Mt. Vernon,  WA
see below
www.rexvillegrangeartshow.org


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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

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 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
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'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
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)