Linda Hartig – January 2020

Twice-Woven Rugs

Guild Challenge Lecture and Demonstration by Linda Hartig

January 3, 2020, at 11 am (during the Guild meeting)
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-guild members are welcome.

Linda Hartig, a new guild member, has been weaving for 10 years, but has much more time for this passion now that she has retired to Sebastopol. While her early training was in detailed pattern weaves, she is now branching out to colors, textures and representational works inspired by West County teachers Marta Shannon and Nadine Sanders.

Wonder what to do with that ever-growing stash of yarn or fabric that is too good to throw away, but there is not enough left for a project? Do you hang on to your thrums, but don’t know what to do with them? RGFA guild member, Linda Hartig, has a suggestion: Put a widely-spaced warp on a loom and use your stash and/or thrums to create your own chenille. Then, using the same warp, weave the chenille “caterpillars” into a mat or rug!

In this program, Linda will discuss materials, show examples, and demonstrate the process. There will be a loom set up with a weave-twice project so you can see for yourself what an easy stash-busting weave this is. And the result can be gorgeous!

Let’s kick off the new year by using up some of that stash. It will feel great! And then share your finished projects at the show and tell at future guild meetings.

Guild members are invited to bring any twice-woven pieces in their collections to share with the group. Non-guild members are welcome.

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