The Linen and Lace Workshop was held on March 9th and 10th at the Astoria Fiber Arts Studio.
Suzie Liles of the Eugene Textile Center packed 3-days of workshop into two. Eight members of the Guild participated in producing 9 different samples of Huck, Bronson, Swedish, Window Pane, Bead Leno, Basket Weave, and Hand-Manipulated Lace structures. Suzie sent the linen warps pre-made before the start of the workshop and Studio looms and several members’ looms brought in for use for the round robin workshop were dressed before the 1st day of the workshop. Most students were able to weave 6-7 samples during the 2 days of the workshop. The looms were left dressed for the following 2 weeks so every participant could finish all their samples. With the generous scholarship from WeGo, the cost of the workshop was made more affordable to guild members. Specifically, the money was spent to pay for the rental of the Astoria Fiber Arts Studio and the use of its’ looms.