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No skill required
Basic Know basic stitches (knit, purl or single crochet, double crochet).
Easy You should know the basics, how to increase and decrease, and have made at least one project.
Intermediate You should have worked with a few stitch patterns and should be familiar wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
After many years of teaching knitting and crochet, Deborah discovered weaving in 1996, and her love of fiber, texture, and color came together. Since then she has worked full time as a weaver and artist, including teaching fiber arts, creating and selling wearable art, giving lectures, and showing in local, regional, and national exhibits. Deborah's work has been exhibited at galleries and museums across the country, and she has won numerous awards and written articles for national publications. Her work has been commissioned by churches and is in many private collections. Since 2004 she has been an artist in residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA.
Deborah loves helping knitters discover the joy of weaving. Her class Rigid Heddle Weaving Beyond the Basics is now available on Craftsy.
STITCHES East 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7077 No skills required Open Weave Felted Scarf
Make a scarf with a lovely open pattern using a rigid heddle loom and wool. You can create a wonderful woven piece that looks complicated, but is really very easy. If you've taken beginning rigid heddle weaving, enhance your skills. If you still haven't tried this exciting fiber technique, now is the time to begin. This type of weaving is portable, easy and fun. No experience necessary!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7053 No skills required Learn Rigid Heddle Weaving and Use Up Your Stash
If you are looking for ways to use up those leftover balls of yarn, this method of weaving is easy, fun, and creative. Learn ways to combine different colors, textures, and fibers as you make a unique and beautiful scarf.
Note: Looms provided for class use.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7056 No skills required Beginning Weaving for Knitters
Have you wondered if you'd like to try weaving, but feel confused about it and don't know if you'd like it or not? In this class, you will see three of the top brands of looms and find out how they work. You will learn about setting up the looms to prepare for weaving, and then you will weave on them.
This class gives you an overview of how weaving can expand your fiber skills. It is the perfect opportunity to give weaving a try without purchasing the equipment. See just how easy weaving can be!
Note: Schacht, Glimakra, and Ashford looms provided for class use.
Materials Fee: $5
STITCHES East 2014 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm SOLD OUT CANCELED
ETC No skills required Hand-manipulated Weave Structures
By twisting or wrapping your warp yarns you can weave distinctive textures and patterns in your cloth. Learn to weave lace-like open areas as parts of a design throughout the fabric or as a notable edge treatment. Discover how to highlight your patterns by adding a thicker yarn or ribbon. On the first day while making a sampler, youâ€™ll learn how to make leno, brooks bouquet, medallions, and other fancy patterns.
During the second day you will master the art of adding beads to the patterns. See how beads can make the weaving pop!
If youâ€™ve been looking for ways to add more interest to your weaving, these techniques will get you there. You too can create cloth that is visually stunning.
Note: Looms are provided for class use. Some weaving experience helpful.