Tapestry by Kathe Todd-Hooker
Kathe Todd-Hooker – Feb 2019

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Kathe Todd-Hooker of Albany, Oregon, is an award winning tapestry weaver and instructor, dreamer, writer and sometimes historian who writes about tapestry, design, and tapestry technique. Her work consists of small format pieces (less than 15 inches square at 20-22epi). She has degrees in Craft Design from OSAC (BA) and OSU (MAIS). She is a native of the Pacific Northwest and an ardent student of myth and symbolism that often seeps into her tapestry imagery. She has studied Gobelin, Swedish, Navajo, British, Coptic, Middle Eastern, and kesa techniques from which she synthesizes techniques to solve technical and design problems in tapestry. Kathe teaches nationally and internationally and has private students who come to her studio Between & Etc. in Albany, Oregon. She administers two tapestry groups on Facebook and blogs regularly. Visit her website: betweenandetc.com.

3-day workshop: Designing a Tapestry and Making It Happen
February 7-9, 2019, 9:30am to 4pm (Thursday-Saturday)
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Fees:
Guild members: $172
Non-members: $202
Materials fee: $15 (student’s own yarn)
Materials fee: $25 (instructor’s warp and weft yarns)

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Laverne Waddington backstrap weaving
Laverne Waddington – Apr/May 2019

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Laverne Waddington has been learning to weave on simple looms with indigenous teachers in South America since 1996. In her home in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, she draws on ethnic design influences from around the world to create pieces on a backstrap loom using the various techniques and structures she has studied in South America. In 2010 she published her first book on one of her favorite warp-faced patterning techniques, Andean Pebble Weave which was followed by More Adventures in Warp-faced Pick-up Patterns in 2012. In 2017 she released her first instructional dvd on Operating a Backstrap Loom. Her articles on backstrap weaving and indigenous textiles have appeared in Handwoven and Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot as well as in the published proceedings of the 2012 and 2016 Braid Society conferences. She has shared her skills and experiences with many visitors to Bolivia over the years and now reaches a global audience with her weaving tutorials and travel tales on her blog. She provides online advice and support to weavers through forums such as Ravelry and teaches and speaks at guilds and textile conferences around the world. Visit her website: backstrapweaving.wordpress.com.

Workshop: Complementary-Warp Patterning on Body-Tensioned Looms
April 29 and 30, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday)
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Fees:

  • Guild members: $100
  • Non-members: $130
  • Materials fee: $10
  • Membership (optional): $35, $50 (family)
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Workshop students with their projects
RGFA Membership

Thank you for your interest in the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts (RGFA).

The RGFA membership year runs September through June. Dues for the membership year are $35 per individual or $50 per family.

After February 28, the dues will be prorated to $17.50 per individual or $25 per family.

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Handspun yarns by Stephenie Gaustad
Stephenie Gaustad – March 2019

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Stephenie Gaustad is university trained as an artist, designer, illustrator and weaver. She designs and executes classic garments, spins whatever yarn is needed and is heavily involved in fiber preparation, color and cloth design. Stephenie has taught the textile arts of spinning, weaving and dyeing for more than forty years. In 2001, she illustrated Alden Amos’ Big Book of Handspinning. She wrote and illustrated her own Practical Spinners Guide to Cotton, Flax and Hemp. When asked her favorite spinning fiber, she responds, “The one in my hand.”

2-Day Workshop: Comprehensive Spinning Class – Woolen/Worsted
March 7 & 8, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm (Friday & Saturday)
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Fees:
Guild members: $95.00
Non-members: $125.00
Materials fee: $20
Membership (optional): $35, $50 (family)

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