Circle Weaving with Jacquie Chalmers
Please note THIS IS AN AFTERNOON MEETING
The December meeting of the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild will be presented by Jacquie Chalmers on Circle Weaving Techniques and an example application – covered buttons. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, at 1 pm at the Fiber Loft in Harvard, MA. The class will include how to warp the circular loom, weave a design and how to finish the project. We will then take it off the loom and use it to cover a button. After making a button using the basic weave we will learn one or two additional weaving techniques to achieve different visual effects in the finished work.
*** Kit/materials : $5 for members, $10 for non-members. The guild is subsidizing this workshop by paying half of the materials fee for members. Includes circle loom, threads, buttons; material to make 4 button covers.
*** Students should bring a size 18 tapestry needle and scissors.
Instructor Bio: Jacquie Chalmers – Jacquie splits her time between the calm of her studio in upstate New York and the frenzy of busy Boston Massachusetts. She has taught many classes at Fiber College, shows and guilds. A long time knitter, spinner, dyer, felter and needle tatter, she has recently focused on circle weaving. She loves nothing more than mastering a new skill, applying it in a new way and sharing it with others.
Items from Mayan Hands and UPAVIM Crafts will also be available at this meeting! Bring your checkbooks!!! Mayan Hands and UPAVIM Crafts are fair trade organizations that offer a variety of beautifully handwoven and beaded products. They make fantastic gifts, and the proceeds go directly back to the weavers. You can find more information on these organizations at www.mayanhands.org and www.upavimcrafts.org.