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.
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 email@example.com
Are you ready for a class where you will learn the basics of garment construction? Do you wish you could make a simple, unlined jacket that fits you from fabric you wove? Do you want to learn how to make a jacket that looks good in all fabrics and compliments every figure.
Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her hand-woven garments, has been sewing for over 50 years. She teaches sewing workshops all over the United States. In November, Daryl will be coming to Weavers of Orlando to teach you how to sew her Jumpstart Jacket. Each participant will be constructing a simple unstructured jacket from her own handwoven fabric during this four-day workshop.
Participants must provide their own sewing machine!
Your handwoven fabric must be densely sett, washed, finished, and ironed before bringing it to class. The fabric should have the following qualities to make it suitable for garment construction:
IMPORTANT: When choosing your sett, choose one that is denser than normally recommended for your weaving yarn.Do:
Please sign up at the next meeting. The deposit for workshop is $150 and is due at sign up. The workshop is limited to 15 participants.
There will be a $25 materials fee to be paid to the instructor for shoulder pads, twill tape, interfacing, pattern paper and the handout.
Please see our Programs page for dates of upcoming programs and workshops.