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New England Weavers' Seminar:  2023 Workshops

NEWS classes range in length from 1/2 day sessions to 3 day workshops, plus a 3 1/2 day Beginning Weaving class.  You can mix and match them as you like to fill up the four days of the conference.  The Workshops at a Glance PDF gives you an overview of the schedule so you don't overlap your selections.  The Workshop Descriptions PDF gives full details on the classes, including a description, the ability level, supply list, and materials fee.

Half Day Workshops (3 hours)

Thursday, July 20, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A1 Turned Beiderwand to Double Two-Tie - Karen Donde

A2 Dorset Buttons & Cross Wheel Ornaments - Deborah Jarchow

A3 Color for Fiber Artists - Deb Essen

A4 Collage: Design Tool and Art Form - Molly Elkind

A5 Introduction to Kumihimo Fiber Braids - Adrienne  Gaskell

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

B1 Color, Pattern, Shape: From Inspiration to Design - Karen Donde

B2 Introduction to Ply-Split Braiding - Rebecca Jensen

B3 Mystery Decoded- Reading the Earlier Drafts for Four Shaft Float Work - Marjie Thompson

Saturday, July 22, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

C1 How & Why to Turn a Draft - Karen Donde

C2 A Ply-Split Basket in Three Hours - Rebecca Jensen

C3 Sheep, Angels, and Other Little Figures - Marjie Thompson

C4 Gallery Show Tour - Sarah Saulson

Sunday, July 23, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

D1 Weave a Ribbon Basket - Deborah Jarchow

D2 Creative Paper Weaving for Handweavers & Beyond - Sarah Saulson

D3 Fashion Show Tour - Laurie Duxbury

D4 Gallery Show Tour - Cameron Taylor-Brown

1 Day Workshops (6 hours)

Friday, July 21, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

G1 Color, Design, & Weave on an Inkle Loom - Annie MacHale

G2 Drafting & Design For 4 Shafts - Gretchen Romey-Tanzer

G3 Triple Kumihimo Bracelet with Magnetic Clasp - Adrienne Gaskell

G4 Spice Up Your Weaving - Karen Donde

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

H1 Horizontal Bar Pickup on the Inkle Loom - Annie MacHale

H2 Drafting & Design For More Than 4 Shafts - Gretchen Romey-Tanzer

H3 Kumihimo Braiding with a Focal Bead - Adrienne Gaskell

H4 Introduction to Bobbin Lace - Carolyn Wetzel

NEWS is grateful to WEBS for lending looms and equipment to NEWS for the Beginners class, including transportation, set-up, and technical help.  WEBS has been a long-time supporter of NEWS and a champion in support of our educational mission.

2 Day Workshops (12 hours)

Friday, July 21, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

J1 Start Spinning: Learn to Spin or Refresh Your Skills - Maggie Casey

J2 Rigid Heddle Techniques - Deborah Jarchow

J3 Color in Weaving - Deb Essen

2 1/2 Day Workshops (15 hours)

Thursday, July 20, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm,

Friday, July 21, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, and

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

K1 Materiality: The Tactile Experience - Cameron Taylor-Brown

K2 Masters of Overshot: One Threading - Countless Weaves - Laurie Duxbury

Friday, July 21, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, and

Sunday, July 23, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

L1 Beyond Beginning - Chris Hammel

L2 Controlling Creative Chaos - Kathrin Weber

L3 Wedge Weave - Connie Lippert

L4 One Warp, Many Structures: Explorations in Extended Parallel Threadings - Denise Kovnat

L5 Collage to Cartoon… and Beyond! - Molly Elkind

L6 Beyond Rep Weave:  Exploring Non-traditional Rep Weave and its New Variations - Lucienne Coifman

3 Day Workshops (18 hours)

Thursday, July 20, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm,

Friday, July 21, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, and

Sunday, July 23, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

M1 Split-Shed Weaving: Multiple Structures on 4 Shafts using a Straight Threading - Deborah Silver

M2 Big Blankets, Little Looms - Lisa Hill

M3 Rep Runners on Eight Shafts - Rosalie Neilson

M4 SAORI Weaving - Mihoko Wakabayashi

M5 From Rags to Krokbragd - Stephanie Morton

M6 Weaving 3D Shapes - Louise Lemieux Bérubé  

3 1/2 Day Workshops (21 hours)

Thursday, July 20, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,

Friday, July 21, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, and

Sunday, July 23, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

N1 Weaving for Beginners on the 4-Harness Floor Loom - Carol Birtwistle

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