2023 Programs & Workshops
Programs on something fiber related are held after our monthly business meeting and show and tell.
We sponsor 3 workshops a year, 2 of the workshops are usually with nationally known instructors, and members get first chance to take these workshops for a fee that covers cost of workshop.
Weaving TnT -- Dynamite Tips 'n Techniques for Every Weaver
Saturday, February 18,2023
Would you like to learn a great method for repairing a broken warp end, tracking your treadling while you weave, making your own repair heddles, or just make weaving easier and more pleasurable? This gizmo-and-gadget centric presentation looks and feels like an interactive show-and-tell and will introduce over 24 offbeat tools, techniques, or tricks to assist weavers in all phases of weaving.
Extreme Warp Makeover
February 18-20, 2023
Hate to warp, but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a workshop for you! In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave it many different ways . . . from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave a number of different weaves, including concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on opposites, and echo treadling. Four-shaft loom.
Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 West Magnolia Street: - Saturday, February 18 – 1 to 5 pm - Sunday, February 19 – 9 am to 4 pm - Monday, February 20 – 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023
In April we will conduct our annual Auction. Please start now to put things aside that you would like to donate. The proceeds from the auction always go to help support our programs and activities for the year.
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Our program for May will be “Rigid Heddle Weaving” with Pat Bullard. Pat is quite an expert in rigid heddle weaving and will share a special innovation with our group call “City Scapes” which is a great technique you will want to explore.
Toni Stokes Marshal
Saturday, June 17, 2023
For our June program, Toni Stokes Marshal who is a local weaver and fiber artist will share a program on “Indigo Dyeing.” Toni has taught classes on this subject in the past, and she will give us great insight into the process.
The History and Use of Tatting
Saturday, July 15, 2023
In July we will hear about “The History and Use of Tatting” by Anita Barry, another local fiber artist. Anita and her husband owned a lavender farm in Virginia and she is also a certified master tatter, so I’m sure this will be a lively and interesting session.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Gary Sligh will present a program about his class in “Navajo Weaving” which was taught by renowned weaver and author Lynda Teller Pete. Gary will share some of his own insight and study of Native American culture and will also give some idea of the basics involved in the Navajo tradition. Hopefully we can have Ms. Pete and her family here to central Florida someday for the full, authentic version.