Loom-Controlled Weaving Workshops:
- Creative Overshot — Participants develop their own 4-harness overshot threading, and then create a sampler using this threading, with variations in treadling. 2-3 day workshop. Note: Crackle may be explored in the same fashion as Overshot, as it also has 4 blocks.
- Exploring the Parameters — Participants have the opportunity to fully experience the possibilities of a chosen traditional block weave, such as Summer and Winter, Ms and Os, shadow weave, and lace weaves. Guilds requesting this workshop choose the weave they wished to explore. 2-3 day workshop.
- Combining Weave Structure Threadings — It is possible to use two different loom-controlled weave structures in threading and tie-up, and treadle for each weave structure, altering the “look” of the other. Summer and Winter and twill is an example. There are numerous other possibilities of combination. 2-3 day workshop.
- 8-Harness Twill — Twill threading, tie-up variations, and treadling are explored, and participants prepare a sample. Other 8-Harness weaves can also be explored, as participants understand the fundamentals of, particularly, the variety of tie-ups possible. 3-day workshop.
- Moving Colors — Participants learn a variety of color blending and “walking colors” methods for enhancing a woven piece. The Theo Moorman method of weft inlay can also be included. 2-3 day workshop
- From The Woods — Participants select a small piece of nature (or a section of a nature-inspired photograph), learn to use a detail “window”, and find within that sample a small area of interesting colors. Color cards are prepared using this color combination, and a sampler is woven using this particular color blend in warp and weft. 2-3 day workshop. Participants bring a variety of yarns to share.
- Freeform Design Technique — Please refer to the “Freeform Design Technique” Section for details of this introductory workshop.
- I Wonder What Would Happen If… — is an introduction to my concept of freeform design technique. This is an inspirational lecture, designed to encourage participants to move beyond the traditional boundaries of loom-controlled weaving. All levels.
- The Mystique of Color — This is a light-hearted exploration into how we each personally relate to color, and have related to color all of our lives! The Universal concept of the color wheel is also shared. Participants learn how to make conscious choices of color to create particular affects in weaving, and for personal and home environments. All levels.
- Creative Overshot — detailed above, can also be a lecture, with the intermediate weavers.
- Individual Guilds coast to coast. 1980s to 2010.
- Midwest Conferences – 1975-1987. (I moved away from the area in 1987.)
- Convergence in San Jose, CA, 1990.
- Fernwood, Buchanan, MI workshops and courses 1974-1987.
- Weaver’s Way, Crown Point, WA workshops and courses 1974-1987.
- Grunewald Guild, Leavenworth, WA. Weeklong workshops 1985-1995.