Dates: April 16, 17, 18 2021
Weave structure : Echo and Jin: Variations on a Theme.
Fees: $125.00 total for 3 days.
Minimum: 12 participants and maximum: 15. (5 openings remain!). Will maintain a wait list.
Last date for cancellation with a full refund if paid : February 15th 2021.
Cancellation after 15th Feb 2021 if paid: $ 65.00
Description: Working with a variety of yarns, tie-ups, treadlings and setts, you’ll weave a series of designs in Echo and Jin (Turned Taqueté). You’ll explore color, using two to four colors in the warp and a variety of colors in the weft. And you’ll explore design, trying different treadlings, tie ups and setts. For instance, by inserting tabby in your treadling, you’ll weave Jin, which allows for additional designs and color combinations. Additionally, some designs have options for double weave patterns. This workshop is for intermediate weavers and beyond, for looms with 4 to 16 shafts (with the possibility of 24-shaft designs upon request). With drafts and warping instructions provided beforehand, you will begin the workshop with your loom dressed in a two or four-color warp using an extended parallel threading.
More info from Denise: 3 one-hour Zoom sessions per day over the course of three days. (That is, a lecture from 9-10 am, from 1-2 pm and from 4-5 pm, with people weaving on their own in between those sessions and able to contact me by phone or text.) All handouts and drafts and resource materials are available on a dedicated and secure Google Drive file. Everyone has their own folder where I encourage them to upload photos of their samples for group discussion. This is a valuable part of the workshop. Also, I need a working list of participants 6 weeks beforehand so that they can choose their drafts, procure their yarns and dress their looms.
Please send checks (to CHH) for $125.00 and mention Denise workshop on the check to Din’s address given below.
Now only accepting names for the waiting list.
8106 Concho street
Houston TX 77036
Wondering how a Zoom workshop will work? Here is a little information that should help you understand. If you have more questions please contact Din ([email protected])or Tracy ([email protected]).
- Your loom will need to have the warp beamed, threaded and sleyed prior to the beginning of the workshop.
- Workshop hours will be 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00pm – 4:30 pm.
- Live sessions will be held daily 9:30 am – 11:30 am and either 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm or 3:30pm – 4:30 pm. Specific times will be sent to participants prior to the workshop. Morning sessions will be lectures, slide shows etc… Afternoon will be a combination of lectures, slideshows, Q&A sessions and on the final day a tour of the “room”.
- When not actively engaged in live sessions Karen will be available in the Zoom room for live video help.
- A private FaceBook group will be set up for sharing pictures, comments and questions. This will be available for two weeks.
- Karen will send “real” samples that will be housed at the Guild House for the week before and after the workshop.
- Handouts will be sent as PDF digitally to each participant. You can print if you want to.
- On demand videos will be available on: warping and using two warp beams and tensioning the warp off the back of the loom.
Lone Star Loom Room
November 15-17, 2019 at CHH Guild House
Teacher: Nancy Crampton
2 Spaces Left
Total class fee for 3 days: $170.00 per person. (see note below)
Materials fee: $10.00 per person (includes cloth strips for samples and handouts)
Level: Intermediate, students must know how to warp a loom.
Loom requirement: Either table or floor looms with 4 or 8 shafts. Threading directions will be provided later. (NO RIGID HEDDLE looms)
CHH looms can be rented for this workshop and contact Donna Sanner (equipment chair) [email protected]
Workshop overview from Nancy: Love weaving rag rugs but ready to try something other than plain weave? We’ll discuss other suitable threadings including monk’s belt, Ms and Os, double-faced twill, summer and winter, undulating twill, rosepath and crackle, using both rug and table-linen weight fabric strips. Full-size rugs and samples will be available in each weave. Discussions include what makes a rug successful, calculating fabric for a project, cutting strips, and ways to join strips.
Note: Please make a check for $170.00 payable to CHH and mention “Rag rug weave workshop”. Mail the check to Dinakar Iyer (address below).
8106 Concho Street
Houston, TX 77036
Beware: If you cannot make it to the workshop and if no one can take your vacant seat, you will get only $ 85.00 refunded to you and not $170.00 (CHH policy). Also, if we do get 14 PAID participants, the $10.00 materials fee will be deducted from your class fee of $170.00. Any further question’s-contact Din [email protected]
2018-2019 CHH Workshops
Warp Ikat Workshop: Weaving and Dyeing
February 28 to March 3, 2019 (4 days),
The workshop will be held in the Guild House,
Total fee is $225.00 per person.
Level – Intermediate. No prior experience in ikat is required, but students must know how to warp a loom.
Image from his website – http://www.danielgarver.com/
Molly Koehn Workshops
Eco-printing is a natural dye process that uses leaves to create prints on fabric. The leaves are bundled tightly in the fabric, and the bundle is then steamed. This process creates almost exact prints on the fabric from the leave’s pigment. This workshop will go over techniques to get the best print possible and will also cover mordanting to create color variations. Participants will experiment with printing on silk and wool/silk blend and are encouraged to bring other materials to work with.
In this class, participants will learn how to bind their own journal or sketchbook using multiple-needle coptic stitching. Coptic is one of the oldest forms of bookbinding, dating back to the 2nd century. It is sturdy, and the technique creates a beautiful braid on an exposed spine. In the first session, we will create the covers and fold the signatures, and in class two, we will bind everything together. At the end of the class, you will have everything you need to make more and more books!
To sign up for either or both workshops, send a check for half the total price to Workshop Chair Fern Handler, 2203 Turtle Creek Drive, Missouri City, TX 77459.
Fall 2018 Workshop
Double Rainbow – October 19, 20, 21, 2018.
2 Layers, 4 Shafts, 6 Colors – Endless Possibilities.
Now also with 2 blocks on 8 shafts!
The ultimate color sampler! You will begin by winding a warp and setting up your loom according to Jennifer Moore’s system for working with multiple colors in a rotational sequence and bringing it to the workshop. A basic two-layered structure will enable us to mix and match our colors, creating an amazing array of color mixtures. As you weave and your warp colors move past each other you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and moire patterns. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp. This sampler will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects.
Level- Intermediate. No prior experience in doubleweave is necessary, but students must know how to warp a loom. Students will bring a 4- or 8-shaft table or floor loom warped according to instructions.
Material fee- $10 per student
Maximum- 20 students
Student supplies –
4-shaft or 8-shaft table or floor loom
8- or 10-dent reed (8-dent is ideal)
2 boat shuttles
6 bobbins, extras if possible
5/2 perle cotton in specified colors
6 colored pencils or markers to match your yarn
To sign up for this workshop, send a check for half the total price (workshop is $184 – deposit is $92.00) to Workshop Chair Fern Handler, 2203 Turtle Creek Drive, Missouri City, TX 77459.
A Linen Workshop with Jetta Vandermeiden
January 19-21, 2018
at the Guild House
2017-2018 CHH Workshops
May 6 – 7
9am – 4pm, with a lunch break
Professional artist Barbara Attwell will lead a wet felting workshop that both introduces and reviews the basics of the process, along with advanced techniques such as complex resists for 3D felting, creating textures, making and attaching shapes, using prefelts, and making cording and balls. A comfort level with fiber or felting is encouraged. Cost for the workshop is $225, plus a materials fee.
Workshop includes a Wall Hanging and a 3D Vessel. We will learn layout, various rolling techniques, the use of silk, bamboo, and stash to add texture, and resists to create pockets, the use of prefelts and Shibori, seamless felting, simple and multiple resists to create cavities, complex resists to add more shapes, and to make and attach ropes, stems, and balls.
Questions? Email Barbara Attwell [email protected]
THE FOLLOWING CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY
PAINTING ON SILK FABRIC
Three-day workshop for CHH (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Using dyes from France and silk cloth from the far East, participants will explore different techniques to achieve color, texture, and pattern. Salt and alcohol will be used to experiment with free-form, abstract color mixes and water-based ‘serti’ resists will be used to implement realistic images. Additional techniques, including wet-on-wet, line building, blending and shading and treatment of the silk to reduce the flow of the dye will be demonstrated. Students will also learn how to incorporate wax techniques into silk paintings. Brushes, tjantings, and stencils will be used to apply soy and beeswax to the silks.
Methods for preparing and stretching silk for painting and the steam-setting process for fixing the dyes will be demonstrated. Participants will create multiple pieces using the various techniques.
Most materials will be provided; a supply list will be provided upon enrollment. No previous dyeing experience is necessary.
Class size – Minimum 8 students; Maximum 14 students
Instructor fees: $325 per student, includes all supplies and materials for use in the workshop.
Our regular classes are on our Classes Page.
CHH workshops are planned approximately one year in advance of each workshop. We work to provide stimulating and fun workshops that also provide value to our membership.
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*Note: CHH workshop deposits are forfeited (non-refundable) unless there is someone to take your place in the workshop. But it’s sooo much more fun when you can attend :o)