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CVFG Weaving Software Lecture with Carol Steuer
October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Weaving software is for a lot more than just planning out your design. From block substitutions to yardage estimations, we will explore the additional benefits of moving from graph paper to a computer. For those of you not familiar with weaving software, we’ll start with a short introduction on how most programs work. Then we’ll go on to a dozen features that could make your weaving life easier, as well as expand your creativity.
- Project calculations
- Yarn usage and your stash
- Floating selvedges needed?
- Add plain weave selvedge
- Checking scale
- Thick/thin threads
- Fibonacci series
- Simulate painted warp
- Block substitution
- Create shadow weave
- Create echo weave
- Network drafting
The program is free, but we’re asking everyone to register for the program ahead of time so we can get your guild affiliation and any questions for Carol. Register for the meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlfuigrzMrHtyTNuSpXru6au5NCyJjM05T
After you register you will get a Zoom link and an email with the meeting info.
Carol Steuer has loved textiles since her grandmother taught her to sew when she was 8 years old. After spending years making her own clothes, her sister-in-law gave her a quilting starter kit and it was an eye-opener. Carol became an avid art quilter and had quilts accepted to juried shows in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Des Moines, Iowa. Two of her quilts won an honorable mention award and she was a third-place winner in the 2011 American Batik Design Competition sponsored by the Republic of Indonesia.
Over the past ten years, Carol has taken various fashion and textile design classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but when her neighbor suggested a weaving class, she was hooked! She loves combining colors and textures with a weaving pattern that will make each item sing. Carol has a weaving studio in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn with an Etsy shop at WovenByCarol.etsy.com, and is the president of the NY Guild of Handweavers.