I know, I know, it has been dreadfully long since I’ve posted a blog, probably the longest stretch since I started this thing back in 2008. I promise there will be lots to talk about with this most challenging of projects, the huge move of the studios (yes that’s plural, one for weaving and one for sewing…). I will have pictures, and maybe a video if I can figure out how to attach that. It is coming along swimmingly well, but I’m still knee deep in hauling my entire life up and down three flights of stairs about 300 times a day. Be patient dear readers…
In the meantime, it is the season, for signing up for workshops. Because we all need some inspiration in life. And I need students to fill my workshops, and you dear readers need to make some wonderful clothing from your handwoven cloth. There are four opportunities to take garment construction classes with me at fiber venues, and all of them now have their sign ups available online. I heard that within five minutes of the opening bell, Sievers already had four students sign up for my class in September.
The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center in Historic Elkin, NC will hold a three day class with me on making a jacket. If you’ve made a jacket with me already, you are welcome to make any of the other silhouettes, or come and trace patterns, or start a couple of projects, just keep in mind the three day time limit. I taught here about a year and a half ago and just loved it and the owner Leslie.
Jumpstart Jacket with Daryl Lancaster
June 6 – 8, 2020
Registration Deadline May 15,2020
If you live in the central part of the country, I fell in love with Red Scottie Fibers in the Ozarks of Arkansas. And I fell in love with Eureka Springs, where Red Scottie Fibers is located. Debbie, the owner expanded my three day class to the full five day Garment Construction Extravaganza, she just wrote me to say that the class is more than half full, there are only a few spots remaining.
Daryl Lancaster 5 Day Intensive Garment Construction
May 11, 2020 – May 15, 2020
If you live in the New England area, or really anywhere since there is an airport in Manchester, I’ll be back at Harrisville Designs in NH the end of August for my regular 6 day Garment Construction class. I have lost track of how many years I’ve been teaching there. This class usually fills quickly, and online sign ups are now live.
Wearable Extravaganza with Daryl Lancaster
August 31 – September 5, 2020
And of course, there is always Sievers. I love this place too, on beautiful Washington Island, off the coast of Door County Wisconsin, I think I’ve been teaching at Sievers the longest of anyone excluding Peters Valley. I’ll be back there in 2021. But Sievers has a 7 day option, and most of the class stays on, we really get a lot of work done!
Garment Construction Intensive 5 day
Sept. 24-29 (2 pm Thu – 11 am Tue)
Garment Construction Intensive Extended 7 day
Sept. 24 – Oct. 1 (2 pm Thu – 11 am Thu)
For those in the Pacific Northwest, I’m on the calendar for spring of 2021 at Eugene Textile Center. In the meantime, all of the above venues have airports within a reasonable distance, which make them accessible from anywhere!
Stay tuned for the studio move extravaganza, I can hardly believe the changes. In the meantime, I hope to see you in one of my classes, we have such fun!