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Workshops – Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers

Workshops

The Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Guild is proud to host dynamic instructors in weaving, spinning, and other fiber arts several times throughout the year. Here's what is coming up. Be sure to check back often to find out about other new programs that have been added. You can sign up to receive updates from us by using the sign-up form to the right.

2017 Workshops

October 21-22, 2017 - Jumpstart Vest with Daryl Lancaster. Dust off your sewing machine and jump start your skills. This simple lined vest is custom fit, guaranteed to look great, feel good, and teach you the basics of garment construction. Great for handweavers, felters and surface designers. This vest looks great in all fabrics. Open to all skill levels.

Use your handwoven, felted, or commercial fabric. You will need about 4-1/2 yards for the largest size. Fabric must be measured after washing. A sewing machine in good working order is required (Bring instruction manual). Guidelines for fabric will be provided upon registration. Space is limited.

Click here for the Jumpstart Vest sign-up form.

2018 Workshops

May 5-6, 2018 - Glowing Gradients: Luminous Color in Yarn and Cloth with Carol Soderlund. An artist and educator for 25 years, Carol’s curiosity about the range of color derived from yellow, red, and blue dyes led to her creation of her Color Mixing system for dyers. Carol encourages the freedom of mixing color by eye with results-based samples to guide the student.
A former high school teacher, Carol was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2013 and again in 2015 by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals.
Carol is co-author of Playful Fabric Printing with Melanie Testa. She has shown her
quilts in juried venues across the country, winning awards including Best of Show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

In this two-day workshop presented by WRSW, you’ll learn the basics and beyond of creating color with Procion MX fiber reactive dyes on fibers such as cotton, tencel, rayon, linen, and silk. Sampling on cotton cloth, we’ll mix a rainbow of hues from three primary colors, ultimately building a note-book of colors and formulations, opening up a world of possibilities and expanding your color confidence and palette. The next day we’ll apply these hues to yarn, warps, or yardage in beautiful multi-color blends. These projects will be ultimately washed out at home following class.

Click here for the Soderlund Dye Workshop flyer.