Handweaving for Garment Construction Series

Posted By BBennett on January 30, 2011

Black Sheep Guild is pleased to offer a two-part workshop series on weaving fabric for garment construction.  Under the guidance of expert handweavers Sharon Alderman and Daryl Lancaster, workshop participants will design and weave cloth that will be used as fabric for a fitted jacket.  In this workshop series, participants will gain experience in:

  • Designing and weaving cloth for a specific garment (i.e., fiber and yarn selection, weaving pattern selection, warp dimensions, epi and ppi)
  • Cutting into the woven cloth (with scissors) and constructing a jacket from the fitted pattern pieces
Workshop Part I:  Creating the Cloth
March 18-20, 2011 Register soon – only 3 spaces remain open
Sharon Alderman

Workshop Description: “This is a workshop in which fibers, yarn styles, weave structures, colors and fabric finishing are explored from the point of view of what they can do for the weaver.  The process of moving from a general idea for a fabric, based on a particular application, to specific plans for creating that fabric is the meat of the workshop.”

Workshop Part 2: Constructing the Garment
September 16-18, 2011
Daryl Lancaster

Workshop Description:  We will make a simple unlined jacket from a pattern that will be custom fitted, and we will learn the basics of garment construction.

For more information, please contact Judy Dauberman, judy.dauberman@att.net.