RIVERSIDE CONVENTION CENTER, CA March 4-8, 2009:
HANDWOVEN CLOTHING 101: MAKE A SIMPLE UNLINED JACKET FROM YOUR HANDWOVEN FABRIC (3 DAYS)
A terrific class for those who consider themselves “sewing challenged”. too many scarves, throws, and placemats cluttering your house? Weave fabric for clothing! This simple unlined jacket is custom fit, guaranteed to look great, feel good, and teach you the basics of sewing handwoven fabric. Materials Fee
No weaving experience necessary! The inkle loom is portable, easy to warp, easy to weave off, and makes beautiful belts and bands. Daryl uses it to trim her garments. Every weaver should own one. They are inexpensive and children as young as third grade can learn to use them. Ashford Inklette Inkle Looms are available to rent.
Starting with a PowerPoint presentation, participants will learn to make heddles for the loom, follow a draft and warp the inkle loom. Proper techniques for weaving a tight even band with good selvedges will be explained. A more intermediate technique of Inkle Loom Pick-up for interesting design options will also be demonstrated. Participants will be able to finish a small project by the end of the day. Materials Fee
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WORK: A CRITIQUE OF PARTICIPANT’S IMAGES (1 Day)
Often handweavers are rejected from exhibits because of the poor quality of their images. Find out what works and what doesn’t. Even if you use a professional photographer, knowing what jurors are looking for will help improve the quality of your final presentation. Using Power Point, the basics of photography, both film and digital will be discussed, as well as composition and lighting, and basic digital image manipulation using Photoshop Elements 4.0®. Lots of images illustrating what NOT to do! In addition, participants will be asked to send examples of their images in film or digital format ahead of the workshop, for critique.
See my complete schedule at http://www.weaversew.com/Schedule.htm.