Led monthly by Diane Click, known as our guild "Sample Queen", this group meets in Brevard County and studies weave structures with the intent of broadening our knowledge of the myriad possibilities of looms and yarn. Diane was a student for many years of our guild mentor Betty Terlouw and uses Betty's notes and samples, as well as her own, to illustrate each structure and challenge us to weave more and "sample, sample, sample."
Berna's study group is for intermediate weavers who already know how to warp and weave, and read a draft.
This study group covers all the weave structures known to Berna. You do NOT bring a loom to study group. It's lecture only. You may be given homework (samples) to weave at home. You don't have to weave the homework, but you'll learn the weave structures better if you do.
First Saturday every month, 10 am to noon.
Brand new weavers should join Warping 101 - Getting Started (see below).
This is the Study Group for our new weavers.
We will learn how to calculate and wind a warp for your loom, and warp the loom. We will also learn to read a draft, plan a project and much more. Each student will also receive their choice of a first project to weave.
There is no charge for members except for handouts and yarn for your first project.
Meets usually on the second Saturday of the month.
The Lazy Kates started as a spinning group. We seem to have evolved into a weaving group although several members do spin.
We study one weave structure each year so long as you don't consider the three years it took us to get mostly through Twill. Frequently we pick a book on the subject and then work through as many of the samples as we can fit in.
The 2012 - 2013 book is the Bateman Blend Weaves.
We study for about an hour & a half, starting at 10:30 am and then have a pot luck lunch.
We meet at the Methodist Church in Mt Dora on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May.
from Mary Meigs Atwater
"Four rules that should always be observed in weaving - other things are more or less matters of opinion and taste"
"I should add # 5:
Always make a sample to keep - and keep it! - of everything put on the loom. A good collection of samples is an extremely valuable part of a weaver's equipment."
Mary Meigs Atwater
"Together with the sample, be sure to include all pertinent information (threading, treadling, yarns used, etc.)"