Shadow Weave workshop with Rebecca Winter, hosted by Threadbenders

Threadbenders Shadow Weave Workshop

Date: Oct 25-27, 2019
Cost: $100 Threadbenders members, $120 non-members after August 23 Location: Baker County Library Community Room
Maximum # Participants: 15 (first come, first served)
Minimum # Participants: 5 by September 30

Description: The Shadow Knows is a 3-day workshop in which we will explore the shadow weave structure. Shadow Weave is a color-and-weave technique, which combines log cabin with twill in an utterly unique way. The twill floats form wonderful feather stitched outlines around geometric motifs. The weave was created by Mary Atwater when she was studying rep weave. And Harriet Tidball categorized the structure into a class all by itself. Participants will experience a variety of shadow weave on 4, 6 and 8 harnesses in a round-robin format. They will also discuss the three types of drafts that can create the weave (excerpt from

Instructor: Rebecca is an accomplished fiber artist. She is a Master Weaver and has achieved two Level II COEs, “Color-and-Weave: Getting to the Stars” and “The Enigma of Shadow Weave Illuminated”. Rebecca also is an accomplished Quilt Artist, Doll Maker, Seamstress, and holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Boise State University. Her works have been displayed in various shows. A doll made of 100% handwoven fabric was the first place winner of the nation-wide “Handmaiden Doll Contest,” and was shown at the Great American Quilt Festival in New York. Rebecca’s work has appeared in six Weaver’s issues. Her quilts were featured with a cover article in the February, 1993, issue of Patchwork Quilts (excerpt from


  1. Choose a draft from the book Marian Powell’s 1000 (+) Patterns in 4, 6, and 8 Harness Shadow Weaves and send it to Denine Schmitz. (8 shaft drafts are easier than 4 shaft drafts). Contact Denine if you need access to this book.
  2. Bring your own loom warped according to instructor’s guidance. Registered participants will receive pre-workshop instructions including warping instructions 4-6 weeks before the workshop.
  3. By registering, you agree to the attached Threadbenders Workshop Cancellation Policy.

Please contact us with any questions

Denine Schmitz
43737 Pocahontas Rd
Baker City, OR 97814 541.249.4481


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