Daryl Lancaster – Feb 2023

$50.00$85.00

Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than half a century. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she has written more than 100 articles and digital content, frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications and including Threads Magazine. She now has a YouTube channel, The Weaver Sews where she shares her extensive experience sewing handwoven garments. She now offers a complete line of digital sewing patterns for handweavers. https://www.weaversew.com/shop/sewing-patterns.html Daryl maintains a blog at www.weaversew.com/wordblog Find her at www.Daryllancaster.com

 

Workshop: From Leftovers to Gourmet
February 11 and 12, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday)

Piece together all those handwoven scraps and leftovers into something wonderful. This technique uses a fusible backing and no seam allowances. Bias tubes cover the butted joints. Use scraps to create a personal composition and push your creativity to the max!

Students will create a mat using this technique. Sewing Machine required.

More details below (after lecture description)

Fees:

  • Guild members: $50
  • Non-members: $85
  • Materials fee: Students provide their own materials
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Description

Lecture on Feb 1, 2023 at 10:00 am (during the guild meeting):
Color and Inspiration
Zoom & Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-Guild Members welcome

Build color confidence no matter what your favorite fiber technique. We start with the basics of color and discuss inspiration from color forecasts, and online color tools. They can help stretch the imagination of anyone who is color challenged. PowerPoint slides will illustrate a series of fun exercises to create easy color references using yarn, photos, and Color-aid papers. Lots of inspiration!

A PDF digital downloadable version of the lecture will be available for participants before the presentation.


Workshop on February 11 & 12, 2023, from 11AM-2PM Pacific (Saturday and Sunday):
From Leftovers to Gourmet
Zoom

Piece together all those handwoven scraps and leftovers into something wonderful. This technique uses a fusible backing and no seam allowances. Bias tubes cover the butted joints. Use scraps to create a personal composition and push your creativity to the max!

Students will create a mat using this technique. Sewing Machine required.

A PDF digital downloadable version of the PowerPoint component of the seminar will be available for participants before the presentation. It is expected that participants will have the digital version available on a tablet, laptop, or other digital device, or they may choose to print the file.

STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE AVAILABLE:

  • Basic sewing kit (pins, needles, thread, scissors, seam ripper, seam gauge, tape measure)
  • Fat quarter yard each of three different fabrics, two medium weight coordinating prints or textured fabrics (handwoven fabrics are excellent, bring a scarf or two) and one solid color fabric. Fabric can be large scraps. ALL FABRICS SHOULD BE PRE-SHRUNK!
  • 1⁄2 yard of 45” fabric for backing and bias (can be quilt fabric, firm lining fabric,handpainted silks, light weight rayons or cottons), this fabric should contrast the fabrics from above. ALL FABRICS SHOULD BE PRE-SHRUNK!
  • Rotary cutting board and rotary cutter with new blade
  • Good dressmaker shears
  • See thru straight edge with 45° markings
  • Sewing thread to coordinate with the backing fabric
  • Pencil, pen, or fabric marker
  • Basic zig zag sewing machine, with empty bobbins, extra needles-size 90/14, zig zag foot. Have manual available.
  • Access to an iron and ironing board.
  • A 13” x 17” piece of Peltex #71F from Pellon®: one-sided fusible ultra-firm stabilizer. 20”(50cm) wide. (1/2 yard)
  • A 5/16” – 3/8” wide quilter’s press bar. Sets of press bars are available from Amazon and in most quilting supply shops.

Class size: Maximum of 12 students

Ability level: All levels welcome, but a basic knowledge of the sewing machine is assumed.

Workshop fee: $50 (members) or $85 (non-members)

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be made for cancellations if the remaining registration exceeds the minimum participant requirement for the workshop. Refunds will not be made for workshop costs already incurred at the time of cancellation (such as materials fees).

For more information: Contact Virginia Vickers, vtvickers@gmail.com