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THE CLASSES LISTED BELOW ARE AVAILABLE FOR SHOPS, GUILDS, CONFERENCES AND RETREATS.
Please contact me if you are interested in one of these or would like to discuss other possibilities.
judith@judithshangold.com 

 

 



POWERPOINT / KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

 

Simply Fabulous Clothing Design for Rigid Heddle and Other Weavers

Are you a weaver or are you thinking about learning to weave and wondering what you can make? Explore easy-to-make, stylish clothing designs woven on a 20" or wider loom. Garments from my book Weave • Knit • Wear (XRX Books, 2014) will be available to touch, examine and try on. A slide presentation will cover working with rectangles, simple loom shaping, seaming, and adding knitted elements to create garments that require minimal cutting and sewing. We will discuss "good cloth" and how to design fabrics with pizzazz on rigid heddle and multi-shaft looms.

Includes book signing.

1/2 day - 3 hours. Screen and projector will need to be provided by group.

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HANDS-ON CLASSES
maximum number of students per class: 12 
BASIC RIGID-HEDDLE WEAVING
Warp and weave a mobius cowl. Learn direct warping and basic weaving technique including alternating colors. Weaving length: 40". Finished length, approx. 36". Use yarns from your stash.
Full day or 2 half days. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops.
WEAVE A LOG CABIN MOBIUS COWL
Intermediate level. Warp and weave a cowl learning how to direct warp your loom for log cabin. Weaving length: 40". Finished length, approx. 36".
Full day or 2 half days. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops.
TAPESTRY TECHNIQUE FOR WEARABLE TEXTILES
Intermediate level. Warp and weave a cowl, learning tapestry techniques.
Weaving length: 40". Finished length, approx. 36".
Full day or 2 half days. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops.
Beginner level. Warp and weave a piece for a hat using yarn from your stash.
Weaving length: 30".  Finish it and pick up stitçhes for a knitted band.
2 half days. Pieces need to be washed and dried overnight. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops. Wi ll need access to a few sewing machines.
FAVORITE TRICKS FOR TAKING THE PLAIN OUT OF PLAIN WEAVE
This is a round robin class. Students will come to class with their rigid-heddle looms warped following directions provided by the teacher. Each student will have time to work on each warp, trying various weaving techniques. At the end of the weekend, the warps will be removed from the looms and cut-up so that each student gets to go home with their samples. We will put together sample booklets at the end of the class.
1 or 2 full days depending on number of students. Will need access to a few sewing machines.
FEE STRUCTURE
$500 per full day. $250 per half-day.
A full day could incorporate a half-day of class time and a slide presentation.
Minimum $500 if I am traveling and need to stay overnight.
Housing: Non-smoking only. Pets, especially cats, are okay. Just so you know, I will need alone time after dinner and will be early to bed. Private bathroom would be nice. If these options are not available, I might opt for a motel room at my own expense.
Travel: Travel expenses are to be covered by sponsoring group. Note that I am in Boston, MA, May–November and in Tucson, AZ, December–April.


MARCH 7, 2017, VALLEY FIBER ARTS GUILD, GREEN VALLEY, AZ: I will be giving this presentation. It will be followed by a 3-hour workshop on Tapestry Technique for Wearable Textiles (See below).


FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017, NEW ENGLAND WEAVERS SEMINAR, Northampton, MA: A new class focused on how to add knitting to weaving for style and shaping. Use knitting for collars, buttonbands, sleeves, cuffs, gussets - details that would otherwise require a lot of cutting and sewing of your handwoven fabric. Go to www.newenglandweaversseminar.com for more information and to register.


 

HANDS-ON CLASSES

maximum number of students per class: 12 


 

BASIC RIGID-HEDDLE WEAVING

Warp and weave a mobius cowl. Learn direct warping and basic weaving technique including alternating colors. Weaving length: 40". Finished length, approx. 36". Use yarns from your stash.

 

Full day or 2 half days. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops.

 


 

WEAVE A LOG CABIN MOBIUS COWL

Intermediate level. Warp and weave a cowl learning how to direct warp your loom for log cabin. Weaving length: 40". Finished length, approx. 36".

 

Full day or 2 half days. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops.

Mobius cowl 

 



WEAVE A HAT, ADD A KNITTED BAND

 

Beginner level. Basic knitting skills. Warp and weave a piece for a hat using yarn from your stash.

Weaving length: 30".  Finish it and pick up stitçhes for a knitted band.

2 half days. Pieces need to be washed and dried overnight. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops. Will need access to a few sewing machines.

hat 

 

 


 

FAVORITE TRICKS FOR TAKING THE PLAIN OUT OF PLAIN WEAVE

This is a round robin class. Students will come to class with their rigid-heddle looms warped following directions provided by the teacher. Each student will have time to work on each warp, trying various weaving techniques. At the end of the weekend, the warps will be removed from the looms and cut-up so that students get to go home with their samples. We will put together sample booklets at the end of the class.

 

2-3 full days depending on number of students. 

 


 

TAPESTRY TECHNIQUES FOR WEARABLE TEXTILES

Intermediate level. Learn to paint with yarn using tapestry techniques. We usually think of tapestries as densely woven, weft-faced weaves used for wallhangings and rugs. However, the same techniques can be used with finer yarns and balanced weaves to create textiles suitable for clothing and accessories. You will come to class with your rigid heddle or multi-harness loom warped for a cowl. Use yarns from your stash.

Full day or 2 half days. Looms need to be provided by individuals or shops.

cowl 

Thursday, April 27, 2017: STITCHES UNITED, Hartford, CT: I will be teaching a 6-hour class. Bring your warped loom and learn how to use tapestry techniques for a wearable textile. Start your weaving in class and finish at home. Go to http://STITCHES.Events/United for more information and to register. 


 


 

KUMIHIMO CLASSES


KUMIHIMO NECKLACE
Learn the basic 8-strand round braid and make a Transformative necklace, which can also be worn as a bracelet. Class fee includes a kit, which includes a foam disk, choice of satin cord colors, bobbins, binding cord, and choice of magnetic clasp. Click on link below to see samples.
1/2 day 

 http://www.judithshangold.com/index.php?target=kumihimo_project
 

Friday, April 28, 2017: STITCHES UNITED, Hartford, CT: I will be teaching two 1-1/2 hour class. All supplies are provided.  Go to http://STITCHES.Events/United for more information and to register.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 - 9:30pm: ARLINGTON COMMUNITY ED, Arlington, MA: All supplies provided.  Go to www.arlingtoncommunityed.org for more information and to register.
 

Thursday, July 12, 2017: NEW ENGLAND WEAVERS SEMINAR, Northampton, MA: I will be teaching a 3-hour workshop. All supplies will be provided. Go to www.newenglandweaversseminar.com for more information and to register.

 



HALF-FLAT BRAID
This is also an 8-strand braid which makes for a very cool, wrapped bracelet or necklace when finished with a silver, magnetic clasp. Knowledge of basic round braid helpful but not necessary. Bring your own disk and bobbins or purchase a kit. Materials fee covers satin cord and clasp.
1/2 day 


kumi half flat 

Saturday, July 15, 2017: NEW ENGLAND WEAVERS SEMINAR, Northampton, MA: I will be teaching a 3-hour workshop. Go to www.newenglandweaversseminar.com for more information and to register.


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