Rock Day Evening
Spin In, Knit In and Potluck
Rock Day, Monday, January 7, 6:30-9:30pm
Come celebrate the New Year with a potluck knit and
spin in. All spinners and knitters are welcome. Just
bring a dish to share and your own table service.
Tea and sweets will be provided by Shuttles. Come
one, come all! Rock Day or St. Distaff ’s Day
traditionally comes the day after Twelfth Night. This
is the day spinners go back to work after Christmas.
A Practical Exploration of Color, Fiber and
2 Days $275
Friday, February 8 & Saturday, February 9, 10am–4:30pm
Dive into big piles of luscious yarns and discover
the exciting world of color. Gain color confidence
through a practical exploration of color theory with
materials and exercises specifically geared to weavers.
Explore the glorious color components of hue, value,
and intensity, while noting the added effects of fiber
and yarn texture. Create harmonious color compositions
with monochromatic, analogous and complementary color
relationships. Experience how colors mix in weave
structures, brainstorm fabric design ideas and weave
samples with your new color, fiber and weaving vocabulary.
The primary goal of Hands-
On Color is for you to gain color confidence and inspiration
through a hands-on grasp of color theory and how to
use it – with materials and exercises specifically
geared to weavers. Upon completion of the workshop
you will know the basics of color theory, how color
theory applies specifically to yarns in woven constructions,
and how to use this knowledge when designing your
own weavings. You’ll leave with a confident
“eye for color” and a notebook overflowing
with beautiful color combinations and woven samples.
ADVANCED BEGINNING WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED. A PORTABLE
LOOM WITH FOUR SHAFTS OR MORE REQUIRED.
COLORS FROM THE MASTERS
Design Ideas From Masterful Painters
1 Day $140
Sunday, February 10, 10am–4:30pm
Beautiful color palettes are yours for the borrowing
- just look to the masters for color ideas! Discover
how your favorite paintings suggest interesting ways
to combine yarn textures and colors. Dive into big
piles of luscious yarns while developing color palettes
for future projects. You will discover that glorious
color combinations are within your reach
- they are “yours for the borrowing” when
you know where to look! Participants will explore
design ideas by compiling yarn combinations inspired
by beautiful paintings. In the afternoon, participants
will weave designs on their pre-warped looms that
explore concepts introduced in the morning session.
In addition, we’ll look at how weave structures
be used as creative design elements in any composition.
ADVANCED BEGINNING WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED. A PORTABLE
RIGID HEDDLE, TAPESTRY, OR SHAFT LOOM REQUIRED.
Cameron Taylor-Brown has immersed herself in the
worlds of fiber, education and commerce since the
1970s. She studied fiber at the University of California,
Berkeley with Ed Rossbach and textile design at the
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She
worked in New York City as a stylist of upholstery
and home furnishing fabrics and taught textile design
at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.
Since 1985, Taylor-Brown has lived in Los Angeles
where she maintains a studio and is active in several
art organizations. She was a founding board member
of the Textile Group of Los Angeles, a past President
of California Fibers and Designing Weavers and serves
on several other textile group boards. She recently
founded ARTSgarage, a textile resource center in Los
MAKING TAPESTRY SPEAK
2 Days $165
Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 10am–5pm
In this two day design workshop we will look at tapestry
weaving from all angles exploring the marriage of
materials, processes, and ideas. What we create as
tapestry weavers is unique to our craft. Materials
speak to us as we respond within the format of our
processes. We also work within a cultural and historic
context that feeds us emotionally,
spiritually, and intellectually. Tapestry is also
a celebration of the human hand and spirit and is
not machine adaptable. We are reminded of our humanity
as we engage with our materials directly. This workshop
will include a series of design experiments that relate
directly to the processes that we use to create tapestry.
As weavers we are constantly reminded of the linear
nature of working as we weave our way down the warp.
Often the shapes and colors we use are a series of
actions and reactions as we create a composition.
Within this spontaneity we use cartoons to control
specific images. Formally, we will look at the elements
of design and how they can come together to create
a vocabulary for telling a story or expressing an
idea. Our language is visual so how do we spell out
words using color and form? Students will leave this
workshop with a series of design projects that will
lead them up to the threshold of their next project
on the loom. INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED TAPESTRY WEAVING
SKILLS REQUIRED. THIS DESIGN CLASS DOES NOT REQUIRE
David Johnson holds degrees in weaving from Colorado
State University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
His teaching experience includes positions at the
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, the Appalachian
Center for Craft and Front Range Community College.
In addition, David has taught workshops at Penland
3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH $5 DONATION
January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, 7-8:30pm
We are happy knitters dedicated to helping children
in need in our area. We donate our knitting to Clinica,
ECHO House and Sister Carmen Center. Every month we
different project – check our website for more
information. We are always eager to have new members!
Come and join in the fun!
Web site: groups.yahoo.com/group/communityknitting/