Judie Overbeek – Feb 2020

Judie Overbeek of Kalispell, Montana, is a spinner, weaver and dyer. She has been teaching these skills since 1999. As a member of Alpine Weavers and Spinners since 1977, she has enjoyed the benefits of connection with talented and committed people locally and throughout the Northwest. She served as President of the Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners from 2006 to 2012 and was honored as a Montana Living Treasure in 2012 by the Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners.

Judie credits numerous instructors for illuminating various aspects of weaving, spinning or dyeing to help her along her path. Her goal is to pass that help along to those who want to learn these inexhaustible crafts. She has taken refuge in spinning, weaving and dyeing for over 40 years, incorporating the three disciplines into a single project whenever possible.

Workshop: Color Magic at Your Fingertips
February 6, 2020
Cotati Community Center, 201 West Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA, in the Copeland Classroom (map)
More details below (after lecture description)

Workshop fee for guild members: $120.00 plus $10 materials fee
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $155.00 plus $10 materials fee

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Description

Lecture: Why I Spin
February 5 at 11 am (during the Guild meeting)
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-guild members are welcome.

In this talk, Judie Overbeek speak about her development as a fiber artist, particularly the whys of spinning and how it makes for a lifetime of occupation, past, present and future, including connections with the five senses and how they influence spinning activities.


Workshop: Color Magic at Your Fingertips
February 6, 2020
Cotati Community Center, 201 West Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA, in the Copeland Classroom (map)

This is NOT a color theory class! You’ll spend the morning building a fiber color wheel by hand-blending wool fibers pre-dyed in three primary mixing colors. The magic happens as you take garish colors and mix them together to reveal totally new and more subtle colors.

In the afternoon you’ll create your own color blend using the same primaries plus white and black to match an inspiration you bring with you. Your blend will be the taking off point for a lot of samples. A study card can be completed for your fiber blend and contain up to ten yarn samples using your blend in different ways, as well as a knitted swatch if time permits.

What to bring:

  • Spinning wheel you are comfortable with and three usable bobbins
  • Wheel maintenance kit (could include oil, small soap chunk, rag, hand cream (for you), spare drive band, screw driver and pliers. Anything else you can think of!
  • Hand cards and/or mini-combs or just your fingers. Please don’t feel obligated to buy any of these because your fingers will work just fine.
  • Knitting needles suitable for the diameter yarn you tend to produce or crochet hook
  • A color inspiration which you’d like to duplicate in wool (could be a piece of yarn, a picture, a rock, a bead or anything colorful which you might use as inspiration for your unique blend)

Number of students: 10 minimum, 20 maximum

Experience level: You should know how to produce a consistent singles and to make 2-ply yarn. Beginners welcome.

Duration: Full day (6 hours)

Workshop fee for guild members: $120.00 plus $10 materials fee
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $155.00 plus $10 materials fee

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be made for cancellations if the remaining registration meets 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 Linda Chaffin, lindachaffin2@me.com

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