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  Mary Jo and Nancy give three-day and mini workshops (three to six hours). All workshops can be altered in length to meet the needs of your conference or guild program.

Workshops (three days):

Trendy Trims

Give your fabrics that special touch from your thrums and/or leftovers. Make elegant and unusual braids, closures, and trims. Add a coordinated lining of your own creation. Put it all together and go home with a new bag or purse.

For weavers, knitters, crocheters, and quilters.

Weave Marvelous Cloth by Mixing Many Colors and Multiple Textures

Learn how to pick yarns that give that special zing to your hand-woven fabric. You will receive a warp using many different yarns. In class, discover easy methods to design and make this warp. From the warp weave samples to determine the perfect weft for the fabric. Additionally we will discuss professional methods to test for hand and drape. You will leave with a beautiful scarf and many samples.

For weavers.

Explorations in Designing Stripes

Explore traditional and cultural stripes as a form of communication. You will use several approaches to design colorful and pleasing stripes. Learn how to experiment with ways to change, subdue, or perk up your stripes for variations on a theme. See other ways to alter these stripes with subtle color changes, which give them a total new look. You will be surprised at how your first stripes can change so much.

For anyone interested in color and using stripes in their craft.

Workshops (three to six hours):

Color Crush

This mini hands-on workshop features a visual approach to studying color. Participants will learn a series of exercises to develop creative thinking, color perception, and interaction, plus color proportion. Using the class hands-on exercises, students will design and make a button, which may coordinate with their hand-woven or knitted clothing. The color concepts will help you plan your next project. (Fee for handouts and other extras).

For anyone interested in color and using stripes in their craft.

Zebras and Zip Codes

Explore traditional and cultural stripes as a form of communication. You will use several approaches to design colorful and pleasing stripes. Learn how to experiment with ways to change, subdue, or perk up your stripes for variations on a theme. See the effect of direction and drape in using stripes for clothing or household items. In class, make a pin, which communicates information about you. (Fee for handouts and other extras).

For anyone interested in color and using stripes in their craft.

Changing the Tiger’s Stripes

Create basic stripe patterns and explore the many ways to alter these stripes with subtle color changes to give a total new look. Then take the same stripes and add texture to the pattern to obtain scrumptious cloth. This hands-on workshop will give you the ultimate in a cornucopia of ideas for future weaving. (Fee for handouts and other extras).

For anyone interested in color and using stripes in their craft.

Complimentary Complements

Complementary colors add that unexpected sparkle to your weaving. In this hands-on class explore effective ways to use complementary colors for striking results. After you learn how to successfully manipulate these wonderful pairs of colors, you will be prepared for those very special compliments from others. (Fee for handouts and other extras).

For anyone interested in color and using stripes in their craft.

Note: the length of all the above workshops may be adjusted to meet your groupís needs.

 
 
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