Barb’s lecture for the Guild, “Let’s Not Call It Honeycomb” will be on Thursday, April 23rd, at the usual time (11:30 am for lunch with short business meeting at noon then lecture afterwards done by 2 pm).
The workshop schedule is a little different. We are trying to make the time more user-friendly to everyone who is working full-time and needs time to run errands or just relax on Saturday.
Thursday, April 23rd: from end of Guild meeting to 4 pm.
Friday, April 24th: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, April 25: 9 am – 1 pm
We are also going to try something new with a limited round-robin where each weaver creates samples for herself on only four looms with representative threadings of the entire workshop.
Did a coarse 1970’s wall hanging turn you away from honeycomb? Or was it a stringy sample woven at the end of a tiresome overshot warp? Forget them. Given the right sett and materials honeycomb can produce tailored, deeply textured fabrics suited to many purposes, even clothing. Fabrics of surprising complexity are possible on only four shafts.
Using woven examples we will examine the effects of threading, yarn, sett, and beat in developing texture. We will also consider use of color with this structure. Like all deflected-weft weaves, honeycomb needs wet-finishing to blossom but results can be hard to predict. The samples you create will help you plan future projects with confidence.
For more information on Barb’s work it can be seen in Handwoven, September-October 2007, page 52, and Interweave Press Honeycomb e-book which includes her Honeycomb laptop case project.
Cost will be $50 per person ($60 for non-CWG members). Please send check and registration form to: Jean Jackson, 2980 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.
This is a stash friendly workshop, so materials will be inexpensive and easy to find and/or swap amongst ourselves.