Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild




The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild hosts three workshops each year with well-known fiber artists. Workshop leaders are chosen for their expertise and are often nationally and internationally known. Workshops are generally held in Room 4 of the North DeKalb Cultural Center.

Workshop registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with non-Guild members welcome on a space-available basis. Registration normally opens two months before a workshop, and the registration opening date for each workshop is published in the Guild’s Fiber Focus newsletter.

To register, click on the link at the bottom of one of the workshop descriptions below. Only on-line registrations will be accepted. However, you may pay for your workshop either on-line or by check. If you pay by check, your payment must arrive within 14 days of your registration or your registration will be void and your place in the workshop will go to the next person on the waiting list.

If you are making a non-member payment this does not qualify you as a member. Please go to Membership if you wish to become a member.

Cancellation Policy: If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, you must find your replacement in order to have your workshop payment refunded. Please email the Workshop Chairman for the workshop waiting list.


Needle Felting a Character Doll Face

Crimp and Create

Presented By: Irene Heckel

Dates: Saturday and Sunday
September 23-24, 2017
Time: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $115 (CHG members)
$150 (non-members)
Registration: Opens August 28, 2017
Student Supplies: Needle nosed pliers, sewing kit (scissors, sewing needle, strong thread preferably button or carpet). A sense of humor and adventure are essential.
Materials Fee: $20 Includes the fiber to complete project, some curly locks for hair, wire for armature, 2 needles, skewer, small foam work pad. Extra needles will be available in case of breakage ($1 for 2 needles).

We will cover needle felting techniques to help develop a character doll face. The techniques will help build noses, cheeks, ears, eyes, etc., all with the goal of creating a unique character. We will also be constructing a basic wire armature and learning to create a body to complete our doll’s character.


Past Workshops

March 2017 Crimp and Create – Dianne Totten
January 2017 Beauty of Lace Weaves – Robyn Spady
September 2016 Weaving Transparencies – Cheryl White
April 2016 Sewing with Handwoven - Liz Spear
January 2016 Intermediate Tapestry Techniques - Rebecca Mezoff
September 2015 Deflective Doubleweave – Madelyn van der Hooggt
March 2015 Rug Weaving – Three-End Block Weave – Jason Collingwood
January 2015 Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Vat – Catharine Ellis
October 2014 Shadow Weave: What Does the Shadow Know? - Rebecca Winter
March 2014 Color Your Warp Beautiful: Exploring Warp Painting Techniques - Betty Vera
January 2014 Scandinavian and Lace Weaves Workshop - Norma Smayda
October 2013 Intro to Twining - Make a bag - Monica Newman
March 2013 Large Rugs on Small Looms - Lyn Sterling Montagne
January 2013 Double Weave and Color - Teena Tuenge
October 2012 Tapestry: Further Beyond - Kathe Todd-Hooker
March 2012 The Splendor of Multicolor Warps - Betty Vera
January 2012 Extreme Warp Makeover - Robyn Spady
September 2011 Felt Explorations - Darilee Sims
May 2011 Natural Dye Extracts - Michele Wipplinger
January 2011 Crimp and Create - Dianne Totten
October 2010 Digital Photography and The Textile Artist - Jeffrey Bruce
March 2010 The 3D's of 3-D: Deflection, Differential Shrinkage, and Double Weave - Ruby Leslie
September 2009 Loom-Controlled Shibori – Kay Faulkner
March 2009 Shifu:  Spinning and Weaving with Japanese Paper - Helen O'Rourke
January 2009 Tapestry: The Basics - Patricia  Williams
October 2008 Immersion Dye Resist Techniques with Wool and Silk – Carol LeBaron
March 2008 Designing with the Three T's—Threading, Tie-Up, and Treadling – Judith Krone and Jo Marie Karst
January 2008 Studies in Color – Margaret Roach Wheeler
October 2007 Stripes with An Attitude – Barbara Walker


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