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Learn from the experts! We offer many specialty workshops and clinics taught by visiting instructors and authors as well on-going clinics taught by our highly experienced staff.

 
 

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.

Cameron Taylor-Brown

HANDS-ON COLOR
A Practical Exploration of Color, Fiber and Weaving
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 can
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 Angeles.

David Johnson

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 A LOOM.

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 and Arrowmont.

Community Knitting
3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH $5 DONATION
January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, 7-8:30pm
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
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 do a
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/


 

 

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We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays

We accept: Visa/MasterCard/Discover

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New Contest: SHAWLS!
Knit, weave, crochet, felt, etc., your most beautiful shawl!
ENTRIES DUE: Saturday, February 16
SHOW: Tuesday, February 19–March 9
PICKUP: Tuesday, March 12

Shuttles Spin-In & Knit-In
1ST MONDAY OF THE MONTH
FEBRUARY 4, MARCH 4, APRIL 1, 7–9:30PM
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters and spinners in an evening of good company.

Discount Policy
During a class students receive a 10% discount on products sold by Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins.

A 20% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $250. (For $200 plus tax you get $250 worth of yarn.)

A 25% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $350. (For $262.50 plus tax you get $350 worth of yarn.)

No credit cards for bulk purchases.
BULK PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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