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CVFG Deflected Doubleweave with Natalie Drummond

September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020

$100 – $125


Where the Shuttle Meets the Shed. Join us with Natalie Drummond as we explore the wonderful opportunities in Deflected Doubleweave. Natalie is offering this workshop on Zoom. The workshop will follow a careful schedule, shown below, and be videoed in a way that allows Natalie to speak and instruct. The live video will show members weaving and working with the drafts and designs as Natalie instructs. If you have any questions about the workshop format, please email programs@cfvg.org.

Supplies: Pre-warped 8-shaft loom, 2-3 shuttles, sample tags, yarns on material list, SOAK for washing samples, and notebook/pen/pencil for draft and samples.

 Cost: $100 per person for members, $125 for non-members,
class maximum of 10 students

 Skill level: Open to all, must have pre-warped an 8-shaft loom. Not necessarily suited for a beginner.

Monday, August 17  Drafts and materials list provided via email. There will be 3 draft options, and several fiber options.

Tuesday, September 1, 7 p.m. Pre-workshop Zoom Question and Answer.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day 1, please be prepared to sign in at 8:55 a.m., class will begin promptly at 9.
– Weave deflected doubleweave samples on your pre-warped 8-shaft loom using various fibers and setts.
– Explore selvedge methods “where the shuttle meets the shed” for beautiful finishing.
– 11 a.m. Zoom Participants Question and Answer
– Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch break, please be prepared to sign in at 12:55 p.m., class will begin promptly at 1 p.m.
–Discuss various finishing methods with and without agitation. Cut samples of loom and handwash samples prior to Day 2 (at home).
– 3:30 p.m. Zoom Participants Question and Answer

Sunday, Sept. 27 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day 2, please be prepared to sign in at 9:55 a.m., class will begin promptly at 10.
–Discuss and compare handwashed samples-movement/deflection v. differential shrinkage.
– 11 a.m. Zoom Participants Question and Answer
– Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch break, please be prepared to sign in at 12:55 p.m., class will begin promptly at 1 p.m.
–Explore a simple treadle OR tie-up change to weave your own scarf with remainder of your warp(or sample).
– 3:30 p.m. Zoom Participants Question and Answer

Once participants have completed their draft samples, we will have a sample exchange after the workshop is complete. This may have to be done through U.S. mail, but will be fun to give and receive.

Sign up here:  To join the waitlist, email programs@cvfg.org.

Please sign up by September 1, 2020. 

Artists Bio: Natalie Drummond is a former educator and an artisan living in Fort Wayne, Indiana focusing on fiber. Born and raised in Virginia, she developed a love of science, teaching, and sewing. Earlier work focused on sewing clothes and making items for the home. This interest led her to develop work in felting, weaving, and sewing handwoven cloth. Weaving looms include an 8-shaft Wolf Pup, Baby Macomber, and Inklet as she prefers to weave with fine threads.

She is a member of the Fort Wayne Weavers’ Guild and serves as Vice President of programming. She also maintains a membership with the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers. Natalie loves to travel and take weaving classes with noted weavers and felters. Her work is found daily at the Orchard Gallery of Fine Arts. Handwovens have been exhibited in Georgia: Color: Classic to Contemporary exhibit, locally at First Gallery, the History Center, and Crestwoods Gallery. Some of her favorite experiences include her first drawing class in Montmartre, France and taking a course in craftsmanship and design at Indiana Purdue University at Fort Wayne.


September 26, 2020
September 27, 2020
$100 – $125
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