Lecture Series- Weave with Yarns from Your Stash
Dates: June 27 - June 27
Cost per ticket: $45.00
“Stash” for some the word sparks joy at the memory of the hunt of the acquisition, the thrill of bringing home the latest and greatest finds from the fiber show attended with friends and endless projects this new yarn may inspire. For others though their stash although poised, organized and ready to go may also carry with it a weight akin to an anchor on the bow of a ship holding it in place, unable to navigate the sea of creativity any longer. Regardless of the health of our relationship with our stash it goes without saying that we all share a common goal, to use said stash. Join us for this 2-hour evening lecture where we face the walls that prevent us from using our stash verses purchasing each time we design a new piece.
Together, we will discuss how to choose threads that will be appropriate for both warp and weft placement, how to determine their proper sett and yardage requirements. Participants will learn how to choose books for your collection that will be a good support system based upon the equipment you have available to you and fabrics you would like to make. We will also showcase tools, tips and tricks to determine how much yardage remains on partially used cones or skeins of yarn. For those who like to, or would like to dabble in dyeing, we will make note of some creative ways to breathe new life in yarns that lack inspiration.
Finally, as we wrap up our presentation, we will allow a generous amount of time for Q&A as well as show and tell of your own stash.
This is a 2 hour online lecture starting at 6:00PM.
All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.
For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.
Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades.
Sara is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center. Many of Sara’s students praise her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically relating to weaving.