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.


Crimp and Create

Crimp and Create

Presented By: Dianne Totten

Dates: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
March 25-27, 2017
Time: Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (after Guild Meeting)
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $130 (CHG members)
$165 (non-members)
Registration: Opens January 13, 2017
Materials Fee: included in registration
Level: Advanced beginner (having a basic knowledge of drafting and ability to dress their loom) and beyond.

This is an on-loom workshop taking fiber in a new direction by creating “crimp cloth.” Using a variation of woven shibori for both warp and weft, learn to create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold their memory even when washed. Apply this stash-busting technique to any threading and learn the thought process that will lead to endless possibilities for creating magic cloth. Participants will draft, weave, and crimp their samples in class. Learn how the fabric can be used for scarves and shawls that won’t fall off your shoulders as well as for entire garments. See how permanently crimped pleating can replace knitted ribbing for a sweater or can add a knit look to the collar area of a jacket. Sewing tips for using crimp cloth will be included. No dyeing is involved as with traditional handwoven shibori.


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Past Workshops

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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