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
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)
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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||The Splendor of Multicolor Warps - Betty Vera
||Extreme Warp Makeover - Robyn Spady
||Felt Explorations - Darilee Sims
||Natural Dye Extracts - Michele Wipplinger
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||Digital Photography and The Textile Artist - Jeffrey Bruce
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||Shifu: Spinning and Weaving with Japanese Paper - Helen O'Rourke
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