Weavers of Orlando is an active organization which promotes and encourages interest in the fiber arts: Weaving, Spinning, Basketry, Dyeing, Felting, Beading and more…
Weavers of Orlando has been meeting regularly since 1942.
We meet once a month on the 3rd Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.
We'll be in the large meeting room on the ground floor.
Our August program is going to be called a "Fiber Estate Sale".
We are asking for the members to bring in items that they no longer want or need to sell at this meeting. We ask that it be in the fiber related area (weaving, knitting, spinning, dyeing, beading etc.). We will be conducting this portion of the sale auction style as in the past. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the 75th Anniversary Celebration.
If you have some items that you would like to sell and don't want to donate the total to the Guild you can bring them for sale on a separate table. If you choose to do this the guild is asking that you donation 10% of your items sold price to the guild. If you have a very large item that you don't want to bring but, sill would like to promote the sale of it please print up a flyer with photos and a description of what you are trying to sell along to the meeting.
Ann Welly Revels of Titusville will present a program on September 19th on Trixial Weaving, weaving with three elements.
The first is vertical (like a warp) the second and third interlace diagonally. The technique originated as a plaited basket weave, seen often in Chinese baskets. It can be done on a loom... with great difficulty! For the last 20 years it has been commonly done with ribbon, giving the technique a whole new dimension as color possibilities are endless. Small pieces create ornaments and greeting cards. Larger ones are used as framed art, runners or placemats. It can be appliqued onto clothing or used as fabric to create a vest or tote bag. Ann will demonstrate the technique and show samples.
If you'd like to learn how to triaxial weave, there will be a short workshop after the Weavers of Orlando meeting. Ann is bringing kits which include a
working surface, iron on interfacing, 3 colors of ribbon and a loop turner. Students should bring a scissors and glass headed straight pins.
Fee is $10.
To register for the class please email Pat Iverson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see our Programs page for dates of upcoming programs and workshops.