Rosalie Neilson – March 2022

$175.00$210.00

Rosalie Neilson loves using color and geometric design in her weavings and kumihimo braiding. An avid designer and teacher, she was featured in a 2-hour DVD by Interweave Press (now Long Thread Media) called Rep Weave. She publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England. She has written three books on designs for specific kumihimo structures: Hira Kara, Edo Yatsu, and Kongō Gumi. Her curiosity about unique patterns lead her to publish a book for designers and weavers interested in block designs called

An Exaltation of Blocks.  It is a two volume set featuring a toolkit of Design Pages and Transparent Overlays for developing 4- to 8-block patterns. More information is on her website: www.rosalieneilson.com

Lecture: Rep Weave
March 2 at 10:00AM Pacific, during the guild meeting
Non-guild members are welcome
Online Zoom meeting

Online Workshop: Color and Design in Huck Lace Towels
Monday, March 14, Wednesday, March 16, and Friday, March 18 – 9:00 AM – 4 PM Pacific

Workshop fee for guild members: $150.00 (plus materials fee)
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $185.00 (plus materials fee)
Materials fee: $25 for a coil-bound booklet An Exaltation of Blocks

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Lecture: Rep Weave
March 2 at 10:00AM Pacific, during the guild meeting
Non-guild members are welcome
Online Zoom meeting

Join Rosalie Neilson as she discusses warp-faced rep weave, sometimes referred to as warp rep, mattor, or ripsmatta, is a relative of shadow weave.  They are alike in that the structure of both these weaves is mostly plain weave and light and dark ends alternate in the warp and are threaded on pairs of shafts.  They differ in that the warp in warp rep is sett much closer and thick and thin wefts alternate to create horizontal ridges with an interesting, ribbed texture.


Online Workshop: Color and Design in Huck Lace Towels
Monday, March 14, Wednesday, March 16, and Friday, March 18 – 9:00 AM – 4 PM Pacific

The structure of Huck Lace provides a treasure trove of design for weavers. It is a shaft-efficient weave structure where an 8-shaft loom can produce six blocks of design; and a 4-shaft loom can produce a myriad of different ways to combine textures of warp/weft floats with plain weave.

The workshop begins with a Power Point presentation where weavers will learn how “blocks” or units of huck lace are threaded on four and eight shafts. Discussions will focus on converting a profile draft into a threading and treadling, and how literally thousands of designs can be created within a single threading by changing the tie-up. The tie-ups will be determined by using a transparent Huck Lace Template.

Participants will use printed design pages, transparent overlays, and the Huck Lace Template from Neilson’s recently published book An Exaltation of Blocks to explore the design possibilities for 6-block Huck Lace.  Weavers with 4-shaft looms will learn the sixteen different textures of 2-block Huck Lace. The designs will be translated into woven towels.

How will the course be presented?

Zoom workshop with Google Drive shared folder for sharing.

Workshop fee for guild members: $150.00 (plus materials fee)
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $185.00 (plus materials fee)
Materials fee: $25 for a coil-bound booklet An Exaltation of Blocks

Rosalie will send books in one package to Linda for distribution. There may be additional shipping costs if you cannot arrange a pick up.

Minimum number of students: 12

Maximum: 18

Equipment required: 4 or 8 shaft floor or table loom

Supplies for Design Session:

  • Graph paper — 4 squares to the inch (purchased, not downloaded, for accuracy)
  • Pencils, #2, or a few colored pencils
  • Eraser – pink pearl
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Straight edge

Who should take this workshop? This workshop is for weavers who are comfortable winding warps and dressing their looms.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be made for cancellations if the remaining registration meets the minimum participant requirements 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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