Kathrin Weber Workshop – Focus on the Warp

Posted By NinaRy on January 28, 2016

Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is taking Pre-Registrations for their Spring Workshop featuring the dynamic Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles (blazingshuttles.com). This workshop will begin on Tuesday from 1-4pm and continue on Wednesday and Thursday from 9-4 pm. The cost will be $130 with a $45 materials fee to be paid to the instructor and the venue will be the Shepard Art and Garden Center in Sacramento. To pre-register, mail or email your name and contact info (phone, email address) to: Susan von Sosten, 1837 Princeton Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204 or email Susan at sostenuto@comcast.net, and you will be put on the list. Class size is limited to 12 students. The workshop fee can be paid anytime before the class begins. Thank you for your pre-registration!

Weaving Workshop: Focus on the Warp (Controlling Creative Chaos) See http://blazingshuttles.com/2014/08/2015-workshops-by-kathrin-weber/
In this class students learn non-traditional techniques that allow them to work with multiple warps and design at the loom. They will use instructor provided hand-painted warps in which the colors flow and change, creating designs in the woven fabric that appear complex in planning, but actually spring from making flexible and intuitive decisions as they work. Students will work with multiple warp chains in a variety of ways. I bring handouts with detailed projects. Each student chooses one project for the workshop and takes home information for the others for later exploration. I work with the students as a group and individually as they make personal choices based on their chosen project. No two student’s warps will be alike so class members learn from their own warps as well as from the others. Weavers with more experience will be able to take it to more complex levels.
Students should bring:
Looms with dummy warps (more info on this later after registration). Personal weaving tools: shuttles (boat & rag), scissors, tape measure, threading hooks, appropriate sticks or cardboard for winding 4.5 yard warp (please do not bring thin paper of newspaper weight). 2 clamps big enough to clip onto their back beams. Roll of 1″ masking tape. Notebooks, pens for notes and handouts. Optional: Camera.
Teacher will supply: Hand-dyed cotton 4.5 yard warps in a wide variety of colorways, hues, tones. I will bring many more than we actually need for the workshop so that students will have ample choice to use in class as well as optional warps for purchase to take home for future projects. I also provide an equal number of solid warps for contrasting background design. Weft yarn to start projects. Handouts for future reference. Material Fee: $45/per student (This covers handouts plus two pre-wound 100 thread, 4.5 yard cotton warps: one space-dyed, one contrasting/solid in color)