Acadian Tea Towel Workshop with Rachel Moberg-February 2017

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tea-towelsAcadian Tea Towel Workshop with Rachel Moberg

Wed & Thurs,February 8-9, 9 am – 4 pm

Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild

In this class we will weave simple plain weave fingertip towels using traditional Acadian designs. You will bring your loom warped and ready to weave with 8/2 cotton.

We will talk about various weaving techniques and tips including: how to have smooth selvedges, consistent packing, changing colors, and various finishing techniques which can be used to secure your edges or as decorative accents for weaving.

You will weave a sampler using your choice of the finishing techniques and then go on to weave your towels using the traditional colors used by the Acadian weavers of the 18th century. If you are a cotton spinner, feel free to bring along some of your handspun yarn to use as accents in your towels as well!

We will also explore a brief history of the move of the Acadians from the Royal Courts of the French Kings to Canada and down to the bayous of Louisiana where they became known as the Cajuns. Rachel will be coming from Waco, Texas where she teaches at Homestead Fiber Studio. She will be teaching weaving techniques for making beautiful Acadian tea towel.

Warping instructions will come the second week in January so we have plenty of time to get our looms ready for the class.Class fee: $85.00 for members, $120 for non-members. A $45 deposit is required at sign-up with balance due 31 Jan. Limited to 10 students.

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