Extreme Warp Makeover w/Robyn Spady is FULL!

November 3, 2016 9:00 am
November 5, 2016 4:00 pm
Mini Time Museum
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ, United States


This Workshop if FULL.  To be put on a waiting list, email workshops@thsg.org

Workshop:  Extreme Warp Makeover 

Instructor:  Robyn Spady

Dates:  Thursday – Saturday, November 3 – 5, 2016 (3 days)

Location:  Mini Time Museum

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: $195* for THSG members; $256 for nonmembers

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

Materials Fee: $15 to be paid by cash or check to Robyn Spady on the first day of class

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Maximum # of students: 13

Instructor Information: Robyn Spady learned to weave over 40 years ago and completed HGA’s Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving in 2004. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon weave structures, and narrow warp weaves. Robyn has written numerous articles for SS&D and Handwoven, taped a DVD Totally Twill: Beyond the Basics and published three monographs: Make Your Own Cord, Jewelry Making for Fiber Enthusiasts, and Handwoven Decorative Trim – An Introduction to Weaving Passementerie Trim. Robyn teaches at guilds and conferences throughout the United States. She is co-owner, designer and weaver for Spady Studios. She serves as a member of the Public Relations Committee of Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Handwoven. 

Workshop Description: The workshop Extreme Warp Makeover is an on-loom workshop that is a combination of weaving and presentation/discussion. During this workshop, we will explore the versatility of a single threading by “making over” the threading you choose from one of the three provided in a multitude of ways by changing the treadling sequences and wefts. At the same time, we will be covering the fundamentals of many common and uncommon weave structures. Even though the threadings you have to choose from only require four shafts, we can discuss how the variations may be applied to threadings that require more than four shafts if you wish. You will warp your floor or table loom prior to the workshop and weave only on your own loom during the workshop. 

Materials and Supplies: Prewarped 4 harness loom.  Complete warping instructions and materials list will be sent to participants 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:  Friday, October 30, 2016.

Participants may register at the monthly meeting, electronically from the website using PayPal, or by snail mail to THSG Workshops, PO Box 65413, Tucson, AZ  85728.  Direct any questions to Maddie at workshops@thsg.org.