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Deborah Jarchow
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.

For more about Deborah, go to www.deborahjarchow.com



STITCHES United 2017 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
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: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7100 Easy Weaving a Mohair Scarf While learning to weave, you’ve probably been advised to stay away from hairy yarns. During this class, you’ll learn the secrets of working with beautiful mohair yarn. Although a bit tricky, you can tame the hairy fiber in both warp and weft to create a stunning piece. Learn to add beads or tie decorative knots to tame the fringe. Overcome the challenges and add another skill to your weaving accomplishments!
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
NEW
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7101 Easy Color Blending on the Loom Learn the secrets for blending the colors in your weaving. Have you looked at some of the gorgeous color packs so many dyers are making and wondered how to best use them in your weaving? By using one of those color packs and the techniques you learn in this class, you can create a piece that blends the colors beautifully! Colors will be mixed in both the warp and the weft so the gradients flow together almost invisibly. This technique can provide the basis for many future exciting projects!
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.



STITCHES United 2017 Market Session Classes
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Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
XT12 No skills required Rigid-heddle Weaving Have you wondered what all the excitement is about weaving? Have you heard that warping the loom is difficult and complicated? During this demonstration you will see just how easy it is to set up a rigid-heddle loom and begin weaving. With very little experience, you can easily weave beautiful fabric for scarves, bags, pillows, and so much more. Learn a new way to use your yarn and see examples of  many different things that can be created with the rigid-heddle looms.
Materials: Demo only no supplies required.

Sponsored by XRX Books.


Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
XT12 No skills required Rigid-heddle Weaving Have you wondered what all the excitement is about weaving? Have you heard that warping the loom is difficult and complicated? During this demonstration you will see just how easy it is to set up a rigid-heddle loom and begin weaving. With very little experience, you can easily weave beautiful fabric for scarves, bags, pillows, and so much more. Learn a new way to use your yarn and see examples of  many different things that can be created with the rigid-heddle looms.
Materials: Demo only no supplies required.

Sponsored by XRX Books.


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