Workshops

Please contact our Workshop Chair Ruth Greenspan if you have any question about our workshops, or would like to suggest an instructor.


To reserve a spot, please  send your non-refundable deposit to:


Sue Carneal

P.O. Box 4362

Cave Creek, AZ 85327-4362


Make checks payable to AZ Desert Weavers. If you have to cancel we can only return your deposit if the workshop is full. Put the name of the workshop in the memo section of the check. Spaces will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis when Sue Carneal receives your deposit, so please act soon.

Upcoming Workshops

Stained Glass Shawl with Patti Barker

February 9, 2020; 9:30 – 4:30

Northtown Community Center

 

Patti Barker is a felt wear designer and instructor based in Washington State, and has been selected as the Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds Traveling Teacher for 2020. She will be teaching classes for six guilds in February 2020. Patti’s website is www.pattibarker.com.


The stained glass shawl, pictured on the right, is constructed using a nuno felting mosaic technique. This is a one-day class suitable for all levels. Felting can be a vigorous physical activity, and requires hand and arm strength and standing for long periods of time. We will take a lunch break!

 

Cost: Registration fee is estimated at approximately $75 for ADWSG members, depending on how many people sign up. In addition, there is a materials fee of $60, payable to instructor.


Equipment and supplies students bring to class:

  • One 3’ x 9’ rubber rug mat with small holes (participants can get together ahead of time and split the cost of a larger piece of mat that can be cut to the appropriate size).
  • One 1 gallon garden sprayer that has not previously been used for anything but water. Several people can share one sprayer. A bucket and ball brause sprinkler can be used instead of a sprayer.
  • Small bottle of Dawn dish soap (may be shared)
  • Sharp, full-sized scissors
  • Table risers to prevent back aches! Ruth will measure the tables we’ll be using and let people know the height, so you can decide what size risers are right for you.
  • Two old towels that can get wet and stained
  • Loose-fitting clothing that you don’t mind getting wet—and/or bring an apron
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Pen for note taking
  • Camera to record your progress
  •  Pool noodle cut to three-foot length (can use PVC pipe roughly three inches in diameter instead of pool noodle) 


Registration: To reserve your spot, please bring a non-refundable deposit of $40 to a Guild meeting and give to Sue, or send a check to:


Sue Carneal 

P.O. Box 4362

Cave Creek, AZ 85327-4362


Make checks payable to AZ Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild. If you have to cancel we can only return your deposit if the workshop is full. Put the name of the workshop in the memo section of the check. Spaces will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis when Sue Carneal receives your deposit, so please act soon if you want to take this workshop. The class will be limited to 15 participants.


If you prefer to pay via PayPal, please send an email to Caroline Wise (caracolina@gmail.com) and copy Ruth Greenspan (adwsg.workshops@gmail.com) requesting a PayPal invoice, which Caroline will send to you. Please note that PayPal charges a processing fee, so the invoice would be for approximately $41.50. 


Please direct any questions to Ruth Greenspan. 

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Painted Warps with Sarah Saulson

March 14-15, 2020

Northtown Community Center


Sarah Saulson is a weaver based in Syracuse, NY. She will be teaching in Tucson in March, 2020, and we have an opportunity to share travel expenses with the Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Sarah’s website is www.sarahsaulson.com.


The warp painting class is open to weavers who know the basics of multi-shaft weaving and are confident with warping a loom. Participants need to bring a pre-warped loom to class. The loom can be a floor or table loom. The class is designed for a four- or eight-shaft loom, but can be adapted to a two-shaft or rigid heddle loom as long as the instructor is notified in advance. 


The recommended warp size is the appropriate length and width for one scarf, but shorter warps are acceptable; mercerized cotton, tencel, and silk all work well. A variety of threadings work well with painted warps; more detailed instructions about warping and loom requirements will be sent to people who register for the workshop.


On Day 1, participants will paint the warp while on the loom, using fiber reactive dyes. The workshop, while primarily hands-on, includes some lectures and handouts on dye techniques and safety, basic color theory, and special considerations when weaving painted warps. Participants will learn how to mix colors working from primary hues.


The paint dries overnight, and on Day 2, participants will wind the warp back onto the warp beam and start weaving.


Cost: The cost of the two-day workshop is estimated to be $175 for ADWSG members. There will be an additional materials fee of approximately $20-30 per person. Final costs will be dependent on how many people sign up for the workshop.


Registration: To reserve your spot, please bring a non-refundable deposit of $90 to a Guild meeting and give to Sue, or send a check to:

Sue Carneal 
P.O. Box 4362
Cave Creek, AZ 85327-4362

Make checks payable to AZ Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild. If you have to cancel we can only return your deposit if the workshop is full. Put the name of the workshop in the memo section of the check. Spaces will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis when Sue Carneal receives your deposit, so please act soon if you want to take this workshop. The class will be limited to 12 participants.

If you prefer to pay via PayPal, please send an email to Caroline Wise (caracolina@gmail.com) and copy Ruth Greenspan (adwsg.workshops@gmail.com) requesting a PayPal invoice, which Caroline will send to you. Please note that PayPal charges a processing fee, so the invoice would be for approximately $93.40. 

Please direct any questions to Ruth Greenspan adwsg.workshops@gmail.com.

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