Due to the uncertainties surrounding the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops and workshop planning for the 2020-21 Guild year have been put on hold.
The Sarah Saulson workshop described below has been postponed until sometime in the fall/winter of 2021-22.
Please contact our Workshop Chair Ruth Greenspan at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to suggest a workshop for 2021-22.
Postponed until 2021-22 Guild year
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 and registration details will be updated after the workshop has been rescheduled. Please contact Ruth Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this workshop.