At the present time, workshops are only available in-person.  A modest number of topics included in some of these workshops are available as guild programs, seminars, or on-line classes.

A Parallel Threading is the Weaver's Playground

A parallel threading can provide a weaver with a multitude of options and patterns–from echo weaves and corkscrew twills to turned taqueté and network-drafted twills. The add weft variations in color and texture and a weaver will find themselves in a playground of possibilities. Workshop participants will pre-warp their loom from a selection of threadings and during the workshop enter into a journey of discovery and exploration of how to transform a parallel threading into a myriad of patterns. The workshop is a combination of presentation/discussion, weaving, and hands-on exercises. Emphasis will be on understanding the design and drafting processes to empower workshop participants to create their own patterns. (Note: This is not a round-robin style workshop. Participants will weave on their own loom.) Four-shafts minimum. Eight-shafts highly recommended.

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)
Materials fee:  $15/person

Extreme Warp Makeover

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 required.  (Note:  This is not a round-robin workshop.)

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)
Materials fee:  $15/person

Lace Weaves and the Rainbow Connection

Lace weaves AND color in one workshop???!!!  What could be more satisfying?  Traditionally, lace weaves are woven with the same yarn in the warp and weft.  But, no more!  Applying color in different ways can transform a simple lace threading into a versatile warp that can be manipulated in different ways with additional colors to create amazing fabrics.  In this class, application of color in different lace weaves, such as huck, Atwater-Bronson, and Swedish lace will be explored.  Participants will pre-warp their loom from a small set of different lace threadings.  They will also explore the fundamentals of lace weaves and color and strategies for combining the two.  Four-shaft loom minimum; eight shafts recommended.  (Note:  This is not a round-robin workshop.)

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)
Materials fee:  $15/person

Cutting Loose with Tied Weaves

Tied weaves are whole group of different ways to create patterned fabrics with floats of limited lengths.  lus, one threading can provide a multitude of different treadling options – from singles and pairs to Dukagang and taqueté.  In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of tied weaves  and explore a wide variety of treadling techniques to create different results. For weavers interested in understanding terms like summer and winter, single two-tie, taqueté, samitum, and exploring Quigley or Bergman tied weaves, then this workshop is for them!  Four- shaft loom minimum; eight shafts recommended.  (Note: This is not a round-robin workshop.)

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)
Materials fee:  $15/person

Block Party

Do the terms “block design” and “profile draft” bewilder you?  Are you interested in developing new patterns and pushing your loom to new limits?  Whether you have a four-shaft loom and want to expand its potential or want to better understand what to with all those shafts, then this workshop is for you!  Through presentation, discussion, and weaving, you will develop a practical understanding of blocks, profile drafts, and how to use them to create new exciting drafts.  You will also examine the fundamental building blocks of many weave structures and how they can be manipulated into new designs and open up an unlimited number of new possibilities.  Minimum four-shaft loom required.  (Note: This is not a round-robin workshop)

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)
Materials fee:  $20/person

Diving into Double Two-tie

The double two-tie weave is one of the most versatile threadings.  If you’re a weaver looking for a challenge and have a desire to augment your understanding of how this threading system can be leveraged into multiple weave structures, from plaited twills to taqueté to much more, then this workshop is for you!  This workshop is a combination of presentation, discussion, and weaving.  Eight-shaft loom required, table loom recommended to avoid frequent tie-up changes. (Note:  This is not a round-robin workshop.)

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)
Materials fee:  $20/person