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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
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. During the last several years, Deborah has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms, making weaving accessible to as many people as possible. She travels extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise.
Deborah loves helping knitters discover the joy of weaving.
For more about Deborah, go to deborahjarchow.com
STITCHES United 2019 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7053 No skills required Learn Rigid-heddle Weaving and Use Up Your Stash
Use up those leftover balls of yarn! This weaving method is easy, fun, and creative. Learn ways to combine different colors, yarn textures, and fibers as you make a unique and beautiful scarf.
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Lab fee: $10.00
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7056 No skills required Beginning Weaving for Knitters
Weaving is a hot topic, and with the rigid-heddle looms on the market it is affordable. Before investing in one, you might like to try weaving.
In this class you will see 3 brands of rigid-heddle looms and how they work. You will learn about setting up the looms for weaving, and then you will weave on them.
Don't miss this valuable overview of how weaving can expand your fiber skills. See just how easy weaving can be!
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use. Lab Fee $10.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1288 No skills required Weaving Tips and Tricks
Have you wondered if there are better ways to warp or weave? With over 25 years weaving experience, Deborah has discovered easy ways to remedy many problems/mistakes that occur while weaving. In this presentation, she shares handy ways to weaving more efficiently. She discusses warping tips, ways to fix tension issues, easy methods for sampling, record keeping ideas, techniques for choosing colors and helpful helpful (both traditional and inventive). Whether you weave on a rigid heddle or multi harness loom, you will learn useful tips to enhance your weaving process.
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. Lab fee $10.