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Workshops
The WGGC Program Committee reserves the right to change the standard workshop fees based on the instructor, costs and hours. Workshop details for members are also published in The Weaverbird newsletter and the Weaverbird Update. All workshops will be held at the Guild House unless otherwise noted.
Date Workshop Presenter Workshop Chair Workshop Hostess
April 6, 7 2018
The Magic of Iridescence

Fabrics that appear to change as the angle of view changes seem almost magical. They are easier to weave, and color, yarn, and structure options are less restrictive than you may think. In this class you will work with a limited range of related warp colors and 24 weft colors to create a plain-weave sampler exploring the effects of crossing different colors. You will then select two weft colors for a second sampler incorporating twills and other variations of your choice. Weave on a four shaft loom at your own pace.

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$150 workshop fee.
Materials fee range from $18-$36 depending upon width of project chosen.
Bobbie Irwin Janice Doughtery Toby Ganz
June 7, 8 & 9, 2018
Sewing Your Handwovens with Liz Spear

Move past the bog jacket and shawl with your handwoven fabric, and learn to cut and successfully sew a jacket, shirt or vest. Adding fit and stylistic flare to our incredibly beautiful handwoven cloth requires some extra care for results you will not get with commercial fabrics. Using pre-workshop suggestions/guidelines, you'll select a pattern appropriate for your fabric. Cutting, marking, seam finishes, pressing, buttons, and linings will be demonstrated as you sew through the steps to your new handwoven garment.

Skill Level: Intermediate sewing skills needed

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Class Fee: $220 members / $245 non-members
Materials Fee: None
Liz Spear Toby Ganz Toby Ganz
June 21-23, 2018
9am-4pm
Jason Collingwood Rug Weaving Workshop

With over 30 years of experience as a professional weaver Jason has provided 1000s of rugs for corporate and individual clients the world over. He has worked with interior designers, architects and fashion houses around the globe.

Learn how to make a strong, serviceable rug in plain weave and twill. Every aspect of rug weaving will be covered from designing to warping to finishing. Students will leave with enough inspiration to design and weave a lifetime of rugs. Plan to weave samples and not a rug. This is not a beginning weaving class. Students must be able to warp and weave on a floor loom independently. Bring a pre-warped 4 shaft loom and learn to tie on with Jason's preferred method. You will need a 12' warp of 8/5 linen. Warping instructions will be will be given prior to the workshop.

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Skill: Advanced beginner to advanced.

Date To Be Announced

Class Fee: $220 members / $245 non-members
Materials Fee: TBD Will be Jason Collingwood yarn for weft
Jason Collingwood Toby Ganz Toby Ganz
July 21, 22 2018
9am-4pm
Dye Days of Summer with Judy Dominic

Experience what the natural world around us supplies us in the way of color. Join Judy for two days of dyeing using various techniques and the abundance of the local nature scene. The workshop will be held at Judy's home to take advantage of the woods, plants, empty garage, convenient dying set up and the absence of her husband for the weekend! Dye techniques will include two methods of eco/contact dyeing, rusting, pot dyeing, and a bit of mud painting. Registrants are also welcome to soak in the hot tub after class. Workshop takes place at 10611 Marvin Road, Harrison, OH 45030.

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Workshop Fee: $150 members / TBD non-members
Materials Fee: $15
Judy Dominic Tessa Clark  
May 2018 & November 2018
Retreat

MAY
Sunday, May 6, arrive at noon,
Mon. May 7
Tues May 8, leave after lunch

We all had SO MUCH FUN in the fall, that we have planned a Spring Retreat (and it really is a retreat) for Sunday morning -Tuesday morning May 6-8, 2018 at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale Ohio. Not only do we each have private rooms with bathroom, but the food served there was quite wonderful and the chef a delight! Bring your loom, felting, knitting, sewing, rugs…any fiber project you may be in the middle of, and join the circle as we spend two entire days of unstructured time, creating our crafts together, fellowshipping, and learning from one another in a large meeting room. Meals are included for $77/night or $45 for day visitors. Work, relax, take walks, read... anything you choose.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is April 23rd so that we can give the Center the final count. To register online, go to https://wggc-spring-retreat-2018.eventbrite.com (just can bring a check for payment to the retreat.) If you have any questions contact Debbie or Ginny

NOVEMBER
Monday, November 26, arrive at 9am,
Tues. Nov. 27
Wed. Nov. 28, leave after breakfast.
     
Sept. 15, 16, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm each day
Backstrap Weaving



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Laverne Waddington Janie Yates Janie Yates
Oct 5, Oct 6, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm each day
Knitting and Fitting



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Patty Lyons Barbara Eden TBD
Mon. Nov. 26, Tues. 27, Wed. 28, 2018 10:00am Mon. to 1:00pm Wed.
Weavers Retreat at Transformation Spirituality Center

Held at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale Ohio. Not only do we each have private rooms with bathroom, but the food served there was quite wonderful and the chef a delight! Bring your loom, felting, knitting, sewing, rugs, any fiber pr oject you may be in the middle of, and join the circle as we spend two entire days of unstructured time, creating our crafts together, fellowshipping, and learning from one another in a large meeting room.

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  Debbie Canatella Ginny Bolte
Fri. Mar. 8, Sat. Mar 9
Sun. Mar 10 (1/2 day)
Rep Weave Runner



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Kelly Marshall Toby Ganz Janice Doughty
Fri. Apr. 5, Sat. Apr. 6
9:00am to 4:00pm each day
Beaded Accessories



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Calle Evans Tessa Clark TBD
Fri. May 3, Sat. May 4, Sun. May 5, 2019
Weavers Retreat Weekend - Transformation Spirituality Center

Held at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale Ohio. Not only do we each have private rooms with bathroom, but the food served there was quite wonderful and the chef a delight! Bring your loom, felting, knitting, sewing, rugs, any fiber pr oject you may be in the middle of, and join the circle as we spend two entire days of unstructured time, creating our crafts together, fellowshipping, and learning from one another in a large meeting room.

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  Debbie Canatella