|Nadine teaching showing a Garment by Janet.|
|Nadine showing Julie her samples|
For those of you who missed Nadine's workshop September 20-22 and her concert at the Calumet Art Center Saturday night September 21st, we had a very good weekend with Nadine. At the evening concert, Nadine's sang some weaving songs and played the Harpsichord and Fiddle. She played some beautiful Irish and Scottish tunes on the Fiddle.
Our workshop was held at the Calumet Art Center thanks to Ed Gray who arranged Nadine's class 'Triple Play' for us. We had 8 students from Wisconsin, Michigan and the U.P. All levels of weavers were in attendance, from very beginning weavers to a complex weavers.
Two of us chose fabric warps and one person used a Rug warp the rest chose to make the wallhanging sampler. We all had our looms prewarped at the start of class on Friday. Nadine shared her many samples of a variety of woven items.
Here are some samples of Inlaying fabric strips into the Theo Moorman warp. This special warp has a tabby base fabric on shafts 1 and 2 with fine threads sett at every 3rd dent for the tie down warp, on shafts 3 and 4.
From this basic warp we were able to add shapes and pictures to the surface of our woven fabric.
|Stephanie and Eve examining Eve's woven shapes|
Once the basic techniques were learned, we prepared a cartoon for those designs we wanted to try weaving using the techniques we learned. I found simplifying my cartoon design to weave was a difficult, so I turned to a very non subjective idea for my Cartoon.
|Melissa, Pat, Marcia, and Mary Making our cartoons|
|Attaching the cartoon to our warps!|
|Placing the cartoon stick and setting up the Cartoon to weave.|
Nadine attached the cartoon to the woven warp base with an upholstery needle. She then rolled the cartoon towards herself and followed the cartoon from the backside with her inlay fibers. *See red on picture below.
|*Inlaying fibers where indicated on the cartoon with shafts 3 or 4 raised.|
|Julie's woven cartoon she is a beginning weaver.|
|Stephanie's OWL her second woven project|
|Marcia's inlay ribbon but not her cartoon.... Nadine's sample cartoon on this warp.|
|Happy Weaver's at the Calumet Art Center.|