Following are four teachers/workshops that received the top votes in the last poll. Two are weaving and two are spinning. At the end of this post is a poll where you will be able to vote for one of each–we can work on scheduling once we know which teachers the guild wants to bring in.
Please vote for one each in the spinning and weaving categories, and vote only once. If you know a member who is not in the internet, please pass on this information to them and vote for them. Thanks to everyone for the input and assistance.
Barbara J Walker
Classes Offered: Ply-Splitting Braids, Baskets and Beyond,
Weaving – Color & Weave Duets, Stripes with Attitude, Signature Blocks, Others
Guild Programs – Multiple Warp Design, What’s in a Name Block, A Fiber Artists Mailbox and more
Recommended Class – Color and Weave Duets
This 3 day round robin workshop demonstrates how color sequencing can totally transform the appearance of a weave structure. Suitable for new weavers and the experienced.
Daryl Lancaster received her BA cum laude degree in Fine Arts in 1977 from Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ and has been actively working since then as a weaver/fiber artist. Comfortable with the sewing machine for more than fifty years, she spent 10 years as a production craftswoman, selling her handwoven clothing in craft markets and galleries throughout the United States. She teaches garment construction and related topics to weavers and other fiber enthusiasts across North America. In addition, Daryl exhibits her artwork in galleries across the country. She was the Contributing Features Editor for six years, for Handwoven Magazine from Interweave Press and wrote the Fashion and Color Forecast Column. She continues to write for various weaving and sewing publications.
Classes Offered include – Weave Your Own Trim On The Inkle Loom, New! Inkle Loom Weaving Advanced Techniques: The Next Step, Weave Your Own Cloth On A Four Shaft Loom, Muslin Madness!, Exercises And Inspiration For The Color Challenged!, Living On The Edge: Creative Seam And Edge Finishes, Closures, Weave A Memory, Custom Fit And Fabulous: Create A Pattern Custom Fit To You, Pin Fit To Perfection, Jumpstart Vest, Garment Construction And Finishing Techniques, Weave A Wardrobe, What Went Wrong,
Jumpstart Jacket, Vested Interest, Beginning Weaving: Explore Warp Face Bands, Weft Face Tapestry And Shaft Loom Weaving, Summer Camp For Adults! A Fiber, Garment Construction Intensive: Wrap Your Body In Clothing From Your Own Hands, Yards And Yards: Designing And Weaving Handwoven
Recommended Class – GARMENT CONSTRUCTION AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES / 2 DAY
A crash course in garment construction, embellishment, piecing, fit, finishing, and all around fun! For anyone interested in learning to construct great looking and great fitting garments. Learn to be creative with your seam finishes, buttonholes, closures, linings, and embellishment. This is a terrific class for beginners as well as for those more experienced sewists wanting polished and professional results. Bring a sewing machine and try many of the techniques.
Co-Author of the Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
Classes Offered include – Rare Breeds, Surveys of Wool Types, selecting a variety of breeds that give participants different qualities and prep techniques, Down Wools, Longwools, etc. Extensive Catalog (26 pages). Fee is $1000 per class day.
Recommended Class – 2 day Overview of Rare Breed Wools
Some of the most wonderful and practical fibers come from what are now rare breeds of sheep. Discover double coats, singles, luster wools and classics.
We’ll explore the range of fleeces from rare and endangered breeds and we will spin, play and open doors of possibility. We will learn about how to prepare fleeces for spinning too.
Jacey Boggs Faulker
Publisher/Director/Editor in Chief/Advertising at PLY Magazine. Jacey has spent the last decade falling in love with fiber, writing a book (Spin Art, Interweave, 2012), writing for various fiber and spinning magazines, producing a spinning DVD (Sit & Spin, 2009, self), and teaching all over the world. Jacey is excited to marry her passions of spinning, teaching, and writing and make PLY the very best it can be.