Handwoven Calendar

EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS

ARIZONA

October 2-4, Sedona, Arizona.
The VERDE VALLEY WEAVERS & SPINNERS GUILD will be holding a sale of Handwovens, Handspun Yarns, Knitted and Woven Wearables, along with Baskets, Home Décor, Hand Felted items, Ornaments and Woven Jewelry. The event will take place in the Special Exhibition Gallery at the Sedona Art Center, 15 Art Barn Rd. 928-284-1375 or verdevalleyweaversguild@gmail.com.

ILLINOIS

October 11, Flossmoor, IL
Weavings & Diversities
show and sale of Weavers Guild South members has a large array of woven garments and artwork as well as felt items, jewelry, knitting, basketry, and other textile arts.  Demonstrations of weaving and spinning will be given throughout the day.  Free admission and parking, wheelchair accessible.  Hours: 10:00 AM to 4 PM. at the Flossmoor Community House, 847 Hutchison, Flossmoor, IL. For more information call Ginny (708)747-9246

 

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS & RETREATS

 

 

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INSTRUCTION (DATED information) see below for ongoing class information...

NEW MEXICO

Weaving Southwest, 487 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
(575) 758-0433; Weaving@WeavingSouthwest.com


Weaving Class: Habitat, A Study in Verticals

Time: All classes run from 10:30AM - 5:00PM

Dates:Sep. 8, 9 & 10 
Dec. 17, 18 & 19

Instructor: Teresa Loveless

Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included

Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

Whether you are interested in weaving traditional Navajo-style designs, contemporary, abstract or even pictorial pieces this class is for you! During your three days with us you will learn everything you need to know about squares and vertical lines.

Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/

 

Weaving Class: Interweave, A Study in Angles

Time: All classes run from 10:30AM - 5:00PM

Dates: June 10,11 & 12 
Aug. 19, 20 & 21 
Sep. 12, 13 & 14 
Sep. 21, 22 & 23 
Oct. 23, 24 & 25 

Instructor: Teresa Loveless

Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included

Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

We will zig! We will zag! We will create steep angles and shallow angles. We will create diamonds...and diamonds within diamonds! We may even create a circle (which is really just a series of modified angles)! We will cover every type of angle you could imagine and any angle related questions you could have. Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/

 

Weaving Class: Neptune, A Study in Building

Time: All classes run from 10:30AM - 5:00PM

Dates: June 18, 19 & 20
Nov. 20, 21 & 22 
Dec. 3, 4 & 5 

Instructor: Teresa Loveless

Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included

Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

This class is great for the free-spirited people out there! However, this style of weaving can have many practical applications as well. During your three days with us you will have your very own Rio Grande Walking Loom and access to all the hand dyed yarn you can get your hands on. This is a great introduction into using Southwestern-style Tapestry Techniques. Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/

 

Weaving Class: Little Striped Rug

Time: All classes run from 10:30AM - 5:00PM

Dates: July 1, 2 & 3 
Sep. 4, 5 & 6 
Nov. 28, 29 & 30 

Instructor: Brook Hemenway 

Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included

Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

There is really nothing sweeter than a simple striped rug. During this class, you will be introduced to the techniques used for weaving weft-faced rugs. This is a great introductory course for beginning weavers or weavers new to this type of weaving. However, this class will be fun for anyone who loves weaving! Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/

 

Weaving Class: Stream of Consciousness

Time: All classes run from 10:30AM - 5:00PM

Dates: Aug. 15, 16 & 17 
Oct. 10, 11 & 12 
Dec. 12, 13 & 14 

Instructor: Brook Hemenway

Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included

Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

“A weaving meditation. Center yourself in each moment and work spontaneously without a pattern. The magic begins when your attention resides in your hands and your mind is free to wander. Trust your intuition and arrive at the end of your weaving journey with a free-form wonder!” - Brook Hemenway, Instructor. 
During this class you will be working on your very own Rio Grande Walking Loom and you will have access to a huge array of our hand-dyed yarns. You will spend three days weaving as described above. Once you are ready to cut your weaving off the loom, you will learn various finishing techniques and the final steps to make your weaving beautiful!

 

Weaving Class: Double-Double
Time: All classes run from 10:30AM - 5:00PM
Dates:August 28, 29 & 30
December 7, 8 & 9 
Instructor: 
Teresa Loveless
Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included
Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

Double-faced, double-width and tubular weaving will be the topics of this course. Like the Structure class, this class is meant to be an exploration of simple treadling techniques, coupled with beautiful yarns, to create amazing textiles. We will use various weights, textures and colors of yarn to create a variety of samples. The techniques learned in this class will give you the ability to weave double-faced blankets, tapestries, saddle blankets, rugs; tubular pillows, purses, bedrolls; 40" wide pieces on a 20" wide loom... and so on. Double-faced, double-width and tubular weaving can be mystifying when read in a book, but once put into practice and with a little guidance it can really open up a whole new world of weaving possibilities. By the end of class you will have a solid understanding of how this all works and the ability to weave, well, some really amazing textiles. The possibilities of the techniques are only limited by one's imagination. This class is meant for people who have never really explored this style of weaving before.

 

Weaving Class: The 1st Tapestry

Time: All classes run from 10:30AM - 5:00PM
Dates:October 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19
Instructor: 
Teresa Loveless
Cost: $590 + tax for 5 days, all material included
Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

The 1st Tapestry is geared towards those who have taken a few classes with us or have a good understanding of Southwestern-style tapestry techniques, but who struggle to pull these techniques together to create a true tapestry, a work of art. We will spend 5 days discussing and exploring color, design and technique. All the while, weaving a harmonious tapestry with an array of our handdyed tapestry yarn. At the end of class we will cover the various finishing techniques that increase the aesthetic and value of a handwoven tapestry. Each student will walk away with their very own, handwoven tapestry and the confidence to delve deeper into the artistic realm of handwoven textiles.

 

 

INSTRUCTION (ONGOING)

CALIFORNIA

Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino.
(800) 653-3328; (707) 937-5818;
www.MendocinoArtCenter.org

COLORADO

Table Rock Llamas Fiber Arts Studio, Black Forest. Learn spinning, felting, crochet, knitting, dyeing and weaving. Renowned artists also visit to teach their craft. Sarah Natani, Master Navajo Weaver every August, teaching a 5 day intensive Navajo Weaving workshop. (866) 495-7747; http://tablerockllamas.com/.

MASSACHUSETTS

Vävstyga Weaving School, Shelburne Falls. Tradition-Creativity-Technique, A Haven for Weavers of all Levels. (413) 625-824; www.vavstuga.com

MINNESOTA

Ongoing. North House Folk School programs and classes learning traditional northern crafts, on the Grand Marais harbor in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota. (888) 387-9762; www.northhouse.org.

NORTH CAROLINA

Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, Hendersonville. (828) 458-0738; www.hwfawnc.com. Beginning to Advanced Weaving, Inkle Weaving, Spinning, Rug Hooking, Knitting, Bobbin Lace. 

PENNSYLVANIA

Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell. Demonstrations and classes in the making and use of early American textiles and tools. (570) 247-7175; info@httm.org; http://hometextiletoolmuseum.org/

TENNESSEE

R&M Yarns Fiber Arts Studio, Georgetwon (25 miles north of Chattanooga) offers weaving classes 1-day beginning and 2 1/2 day intermediate; rigid heddle class; various dyeing classes and more.  (800) 343-9276; www.rmyarns.com/Classes.html.

UTAH

Advance Your Understanding. Sharon Alderman offers workshops in her studio or travels to you. www.sharonalderman.com or SASE to PO Bx 4225, Salt Lake City, UT 84110-4225.

NATIONWIDE

Helping Hands Distance Learning Program, mentoring for beginning tapestry weavers. American Tapestry Alliance, Helping Hands chair Joyce Hayes, 5229 Ivanhoe Pl. NE, Seattle, WA, 98105; joyce.hayes@comcast.net

Distance Learning Program, for intermediate tapestry weavers who wish to learn more from a more experienced tapestry weaver. Distance Learning Program chair Barbara Heller, 5787 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1H6, Canada.
Education@americantapestryalliance.org; www.americantapestryalliance.org

TRAVEL

Ongoing trips. Hands-on weaving tours to culturally rich weaving communities around the world. Weaving workshops include adventures to Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Navajo Nation, Oaxaca and more! Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys, PO Box 22128, Telluride, CO 81435. (800) 369-3033; (970) 728-6743; loomdance@aol.com; www.loomdancer.com

Ongoing trips. Behind the Scenes Adventures.lacynthia@vom.com; www.btsadventures.com