Ready, Sett, Go: Warp Design Made Simple-Has only 2 SPOTS OPEN!

January 28, 2017 9:00 am
January 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Mini-Time Museum
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ, United States


Workshop:  Ready, Sett, Go: Warp Design Made Simple 

Instructor:  Cameron Taylor-Brown 

Date:  Saturday, January 28, 2017

Location:  Mini Time Museum

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Cost: $68 for THSG members; $93 for nonmembers

*Supported by a generous grant from the Marilyn Heck Memorial Fund

Materials Fee: $10 to be paid to Cameron on the first day of the workshop

Level: All level

Maximum # of students: 16

Instructor Information: Cameron Taylor-Brown has immersed herself in the worlds of fiber, education and commerce since the 1970s. She studied fiber art at the University of California, Berkeley with artist Ed Rossbach and textile design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She worked in New York City as a stylist of upholstery and home furnishing fabrics, taught textile design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and worked as an exhibition curator. Since 1985, Taylor-Brown has lived in Los Angeles where she maintains a studio and is active in several arts organizations. She was a founding board member of the Textile Group of Los Angeles and a past President of California Fibers and Designing Weavers. She recently founded ARTSgarage, a textile resource center in Los Angeles. Her artwork is widely exhibited and has been published in American Craft, Fiberarts, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Fiber Art Now and the Fiberarts Design Books Four, Five, Six and Seven. 

Workshop Description: Many handweavers guess at sett by winding yarn around a ruler. There is another way to determine sett simply and accurately. For many years, the textile industry used the Ashenhurst Formula, which provides easy mathematical calculations for spun yarns that account for fiber, yarn type, weave and end use.  In a hands-on, practical exploration, the secrets of the Ashenhurst Formula will be revealed. Participants move between yarn samples and paper and pencil computations, focusing only on simple calculations that are of immediate use to handweavers.   Next, students will select from piles of beautiful yarns and put together warp ideas that integrate Ashenhurst calculations with the aesthetic concerns of color, texture, and pattern. 

Materials and Supplies: Supply list will be sent as workshop date approaches.  

Registration opens to THSG Members: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the general meeting.  Online registrations begin after 2pm.

Registration opens to Nonmembers:  Wednesday May 11, 2016

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, December 22, 2016

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