Here’s the latest from my studio today. I have used two skeins from Daren Bader’s yarn collection to create this almost-plaid. 13 inches wide, 80 inches long, this handwoven beauty will be in the shop at EWE Fibers to see and touch. Join the April 1 Cricket Class and learn how to do this kind of work!
Spring and summer weaving: cotton and flax the perfect choice. These hanks of cotton and flax yarns at EWE fibers are well-priced, generous in size, and ready for weaving today. Experimenting with colors in warp and weft might look like this:
This is Deren Bader’s hand dyed yarn, Emerald City. Colors from rhubarb and indigo; fibers are merino, silk and alpaca. Weaving on a 15-inch Cricket Loom with a slim, closed bottom boat shuttle. Both warp and weft show the colors as they are coming off the skeins. Something new. And good.
Mayan weavers make these handsome bags. Local weavers can use them for traveling about with Cricket Looms. The blue one on the left is for the 15-inch wide Cricket, the other is for the smaller 10-inch wide loom. The looms and the bags will be on sale during class times at EWE Fibers, February 25, and March 7. The February session is sold out – but there are still places for the evening class on Tuesday, March 7.
Using wooden frames, cotton yarns for warp, and all kinds of fiber for weaving, the February Picture This! Off Loom Weaving class was a hit. Check in with EWE Fibers class schedule to see when the next session is coming up.
Join me at EWE Fibers, 617 West Main Street, Charlottesville, for a lesson in off-loom weaving. We’ll be using picture frames and weaving needles, learn basic weaving terms and techniques, and explore yarns and fibers of all kinds to create a woven piece you will take home right on the frame. Classes are scheduled for February 4 and February 14 and class size is limited. Register at Ewefibers.com. Need more information about weaving classes at A. Korotky Studio? See the Teaching 2017 page or the Weaving Classes at EWE Fibers page.
Happy New Year to you and thanks for coming back to the studio blog. The really big news is that I am teaching weaving here at the studio, and I have looms for you to purchase. Take a look at my Teaching 2017 page for additional information, and keep in touch for class information, prices, and special events both at the studio, and at EWE Fibers at 617 West Main Street, Charlottesville. Let’s make 2017 a colorful year!