Heather Winslow Workshops

WeGO would like to thank Heather Winslow, for graciously accepting our invitation to “tour and teach” in Oregon.   We had a great turnout at all the workshops and fun was had by all.    Next year, WeGO will be sponsoring another “tour and teach” in Oregon.  Information will be posted on our website as things come together for 2016.

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NEW MILLENNIUM FIBRES

DESCRIPTION: What on earth is Lyocell?  Why would anyone combine cotton or merino wool with stainless steel into a yarn?  Aren’t pineapples and soya protein for eating and bamboo for building?  What does a silk and ramie combination feel like? What is modal, ingeo, or seacell?  Learn the answers to these questions and more during this fun filled introduction to new millennium fibres.  Just imagine what a unique project you can weave when you get home.

This weekend in Portland, the first of the series of workshops by Heather Winslow, sponsored by WeGO.   There were lots of learning to be had and the class filled up quickly.   it is nice to see such a busy bunch of weavers.

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 THEO MOORMAN INLAY TECHNIQUE

DESCRIPTION:   Elevate your handwoven garments into the arena of wearable art.  Theo Moorman’s inlay technique allows you to create an isolated, tapestry-like image of any shape or size anywhere on the surface of handwoven fabric.  Think of the design freedom this provides!  You will learn how to adapt the technique for use on clothing through fibre selection, appropriate garment styles, placement of design elements, weaving with a cartoon, and incorporating threading variations to suit special needs.

We just finished our excellent workshop with Heather Winslow – a great time was had by all! This was a WeGO sponsored traveling workshop called “Theo Moorman technique applied to clothing”, and hosted by the Rogue Valley Weaver’s Guild April 22-24.

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 THREE OVER ONE, ONE OVER THREE EQUALS TWILL MAGIC

DESCRIPTION:  Like anything magical, 3/1, 1/3 twill block structure appears more complex and mysterious than it is.  It alternates warp and weft dominant sections in the threading.  What if you treadle tromp-as-writ, or add color changes in warp or weft, or rearrange the tie-up, or reverse your treadling, or add texture…..?  You will see samples and finished products of fascinating variations in both structure and fibers.  Come and be inspired by the magic!

The second workshop with Heather Winslow, was held in Odell, Oregon.  We all met at Judy’s Place Weaving Studio and spent three wonderful days, doing a round-robin workshop learning all the magic we could make with twills.   We all had fun and enjoyed our time that Heather spent with us.

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