MAFA 2021 Conference

Biennial fiber arts conference by the MidAtlantic Fiber Association.

Visit the MAFA website for more information about the conference to be held in 2021 at Millersville University, Millersville, PA.

CVFG Weaving Software Lecture with Carol Steuer

Weaving software is for a lot more than just planning out your design.

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.

CVFG Deflected Doubleweave with Natalie Drummond

Join us as we explore the wonderful opportunities in Deflected Doubleweave.

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.

SCHEDULE:
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: https://cvfg.org/workshops-guild/deflected-doubleweave-workshop-signup/

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.

CVFG September Craft-In

Program: Countermarche Loom & Ice Tie Dye Demos. All are welcome!

Demos: Ulla Cyrus 16 shaft countermarche loom with Mary Strouse & Ice Tie Dye Demos with Susan Wright. All are welcome! Bring your portable fiber art to work and play.
ONLINE – details and a Zoom meeting link will be emailed to members, or email info@cvfg.org for an invite.

Selvedge Magazine – World Fair

Three-day virtual event, a celebration of cloth, culture and creativity with workshops, talks, and vendors.

THE SELVEDGE WORLD FAIR – A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF CLOTH, CULTURE & CREATIVITY

The three-day virtual event, a celebration of cloth, culture and creativity, will present the work of over 100 artisans, bringing together varied – and in some cases endangered – textile traditions from more than 60 countries. Visitors will be able to buy handmade treasures, take part in online workshops and watch and participate in talks on textile-related themes. Expect indigo dyers from Japan, baskets makers from Swaziland, and rug weavers from Uzbekistan and many more.

https://www.selvedge.org/collections/world-fair

CVFG August Craft-In

Program: Drop Spindle Spinning & Tied Unit Weaves Demos. All are welcome!

Demos: Drop Spindle Spinning with Cynthia Haney & Tied Unit Weaves with Laurie Duxbury. All are welcome! Bring your portable fiber art to work and play.
ONLINE – details and a Zoom meeting link will be emailed to members, or email info@cvfg.org for an invite.