Ready, Sett, Go: Warp Design Made Simple w/Cameron Taylor-Brown-January 2017

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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 has 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 were revealed. Participants moved between yarn samples and paper and pencil computations, focusing only on simple calculations that were of immediate use to handweavers.   Next,the students selected from piles of beautiful yarns and put together warp ideas that integrated Ashenhurst calculations with the aesthetic concerns of color, texture, and pattern. 

Cameron was an excellent teacher-knowledgeable as well as patient. She truly makes learning fun. For more information about her, click on  Cameron Taylor-Brown.