Sunday, June 12, 2016

Convergence--Still Time To Register!


2-Day Workshops running Wednesday-Thursday, August 3-4, 2016
Compositing with Layers in Photoshop (2W-W023), Instructor Louise Lemieux Berube - Most Jacquard weavers have a basic knowledge of Photoshop®. This workshop will expand that foundation by using layers of different images that will create a more complex composition to be woven on a Jacquard loom. This is not about adding weave structures to an image; this is about compositing an image that tells a story. Masks will also be explained and used to improve parts of the composition.A laptop with Photoshop® or Photoshop® Elements installed will be required. Workshop is $270 when purchased with a Convergence® Value Package (CVP) plus an additional $5 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class Level: Intermediate. Supply List. Register online.

Exploring Huck and Bronson Lace (2W-W024), Instructor Anne Dixon - Using a pre-warped table loom of 8 shafts or more in either Huck or Bronson, students will learn classic methods and notation for conventional designing, weaving, and recording. They will also study unconventional methods thatbend the rules so that shallow diagonals and curves will be used for weaving. A table loom with 8 or more shafts will be required. Workshop is $270 when purchased with a Convergence® Value Package (CVP) plus an additional $5 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class Level: Intermediate. Supply List. Register online.

2-Day Workshops running Thursday-Friday, August 4-5, 2016
Designing Layered Textiles (2W-R031), Instructor Jannie Taylor - Doubleweave is really all about the architecture of a textile. The structure of those layers can be whatever your loom and your imagination allow. Learn to design fabric with 2 or more layers that form patterns, exchange positions, are stitched together, combine weave structures, or open up into 3-dimensional shapes. A laptop (that can run a Windows® based program, i.e. WeavePoint7) will be required. Workshop is $270 when purchased with a Convergence® Value Package (CVP) plus an additional $35 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class Level: Intermediate. Supply List. Register online.

East Neets West - A Sampler (2W-R032), Instructor Kay Faulkner - Most weavers look towards European and American weave structures for inspiration. Some real gems can be found in Eastern textiles and analysis of ethnic textiles provides interesting additions of technique—such as warp manipulation, warp wrapping, and weft patterning on warp faced cloth—for the hand weaver. These techniques can then be combined with Western structures to achieve interesting cloth. Instructions will be provided to pre-warp your loom so that the maximum number of techniques can be covered. The combination of several structures in one cloth will be explored. A pre-warped 4 shaft loom, size 12 reed, and 2 shuttles will be required. Workshop is $270 when purchased with a Convergence® Value Package (CVP) plus an additional $3 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class Level: All. Supply List. Register online.

Round the Beading Twist (2W-R033), Instructor Jacqui Carey - Twisted cords are quick and easy to make and require little or no equipment. The course will cast new light on this ancient technique, revealing stunning potential and modern, creative designs. Use the workshop to build up a sample book of ideas for cords that can embellish other crafts. Experiment with scale, color, texture and special effects, including beadwork, with the option to make a sample into a necklace. A post that can be clamped (warping post) and a G- or C-clamp will be required. Workshop is $270 when purchased with a Convergence® Value Package (CVP) plus an additional $24 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class Level: All. Supply List. Register online.

2-Day Workshops running Friday-Saturday, August 5-6, 2016
Accordion Pleated Felt Hats (2W-F049), Instructor Dawn Edwards - In this wet-felting hat workshop, we will transform Merino wool roving into a beautiful accordion pleated hat. Come and enjoy the making of a fantastic, artistic felt hat perfect for pulling down over your ears on those cold winter days. You may choose to add felt cords and/or a felted flower to give extra flair and visual interest to your hat. We will go over the basics of 3-D felting, creating a hollow form over a template (flat resist), and then using wet-felting techniques (wool, agitation, heat, moisture) to make fabulous felt. Workshop is $270 when purchased with a Convergence® Value Package (CVP) plus an additional $45 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class Level: All. Supply List. Register online.

Adding Color to Woven Textiles (2W-F050), Instructor Louise Lemieux Berube - Using transparent pigments for textiles, participants will learn how to apply thin layers of color to textiles woven on Jacquard or dobby looms, with light- and dark-colored yarns. Pébéo Sétacolor and brushes will be provided. These pigments are intermixable, can be dilutedwith water, and can be heat-set to stand up to washing and dry cleaning. A visual presentation will be included explaining a Japanese method of using diluted dyes. Workshop is $270 when purchased with a Convergence® Value Package (CVP) plus an additional $20 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class Level: All. Supply ListRegister online.

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