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Cabin Fever Virtual Workshops

You will need to pay online for each class separately or register by mail

1/14/2023           Dorset Buttons

Time:  10 a.m. MST

Instructor:  Pat Olski

Learn the 400-year-old Dorset Button technique with this hands-on class. A simple supply list and directions will be provided once you register. No prior experience is necessary to learn this simple technique. Use these buttons for your woven, knit and crocheted projects or as jewelry, shawl pins, hair clips, and ornaments.  Pat Olski is the editor of Piecework and author of Crafting Thread Shawl Pins and other books.  Pat is a knitter, crocheter, French hand sewist, quilter, tatter, lacemaker, embroiderer, and needlepointer and in the last years, has discovered a love for Dorset buttons.

Fee $10 must register before 1/11/2023.

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2/11/2023          18th Century Knitted Latrine Hat

Time:  10 a.m. MST

Instructors:  Barbara Landry and Dr. Annamarie Hatcher

A well-preserved 200-year-old knitted hat found during the excavation of the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia has opened a peep-hole into life in the 18th century. Learn the steps taken to preserve the artifact and recreate its pattern.  Barbara Kelly-Landry is a native of Cape Breton and a long-time employee of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.  Her employment duties include interpreting knitting and spinning traditions of the 18th century. Dr. Annamarie Hatcher is a retired oceanographer and zoologist who has spun for over 45 years while living on various continents.  She has completed Old College Masters Spinner Levels 1 and 2. 

Fee $10 must register before 2/8/2023

2/25/2023            Paper Weaving MAWS member Play Date

Time:  10 a.m. MST

Instructors:  Barb French and others

Using Barb French's simple directions, create your piece of paper warp before class and then play along on zoom with other MAWS members. Also bring other paper weaving projects to show and tell on-line. Barb French, a long-time spinner and weaver and former yarn store owner, tried paper weaving for the first time in 2022 because her guild made her. Surprised with the instant success and fun for children and adults, she invites us to play with paper weaving.

Fee $0.  Must register by 2/22/2023

3/11/2023               Fan Reeds to Create Ondulé Textiles

Time:  10 a.m. MST

Instructor: Norma Smayda Staley

The Ondulé reed is a truly amazing and beautiful tool. This reed has groups of dents converging in alternate fan shapes. By weaving at different reed heights, the warp ends move to create vertical undulation. Trained in the Norwegian weaving tradition, Norma Smayda established the Saunderstown Weaving school in 1974. She is the co-author of Ondulé Textiles: Weaving Contours with a Fan Reed and Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes: Miniature Overshot Patterns.

Fee $10 Must register by 3/8/2023

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4/1/2023             Introduction to Supplementary Warp Weaving

Time:  10 a.m. MST

Instructor:  Deb Essen

What are supplemental warps and how do they work? A quick tour/introduction to the weave structures woven with supplemental warps. Deb Essen, from the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, is the author of "Easy Weaving with Supplemental Warps” and is a frequent contributor for Handwoven magazine. She also has recorded several DVDs on Supplemental Warps, Pile Weaves with Supplemental Warps, Unlocking Profile Drafts, and Pin Loom Projects. Weaving for over 25 years, Deb teaches at local, regional and national conferences, guilds and shops. 

After the lecture students are welcome to share supplementary warp projects.

Fee $10 must register by 3/28/2023.

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