Workshop Description: "Create a lovely scarf inspired by the fabrics of Guatemala! We’ll use the color wheel, mathematical formulas, yarn wrapping, and a few other design tricks to plan a striped ikat warp in tencel or cotton yarns.
We will have several sessions on Zoom, going step by step through the process of design, warping, and dyeing. We will start by learning about color and ordering any yarns we may need. Then we will design and wind our striped warp. Some warps will be tied and then dyed for ikat, using a special knotting technique and easy to use fiber reactive dye. You will do the tying, dyeing and then the weaving on your loom in your choice of twill or plain weave.”
Note: the dyeing is not complicated: it is a one-step process, can be done in a bucket of hot tap water, with another bucket or a sink for rinsing. Should be done outdoors or in a very well-ventilated space, and you should wear a dust mask and gloves. You can do as much of your scarf warp as you want, wide or narrow stripes.
For more information on Linda's work, see lindahartshorn.com.
Dates: Tuesdays - July 6 and 27, August 3 and 10. Starting at 7 p.m. First two sessions might be two hours, others will be about one hour.
Cost $80 HWG Member $100 Non-Member [At this time, HWGNRV membership is $10, till our new year begins in September.] We cannot take electronic payments, so you must send a check.
Location: Virtual Workshop using Zoom
Maximum Number of Participants: 20
Workshop Level: Intermediate - participants must be able to warp a loom independently and fully understand the basics of 4-shaft or 8-shaft weaving and drafting.
Cutoff date to cancel workshop if we do not get enough registrants is June 6.
If you are interested, contact Pat Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.