Monthly Archives: May 2017

Inkle Loom Weaving – Beginner and Beyond

Join us at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza Drive, Huntsville on Saturday May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.. This workshop is open to adults and youth ages 14 and up. Learn the language of weaving. You’ll weave a band on an inkle loom which can become
a bookmark, hatband or small pouch to hold a cell phone, MP3 player or coins.
The instructor will prepare the inkle looms before class and bring all the tools and supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop. You’ll also learn how to prepare an inkle loom for weaving. No weaving or sewing experience is required. For those who have already woven on an inkle loom, learn pick-up to weave letters to add a message to your band. Pre-register by May 17 to reserve an inkle loom, and to receive the workshop handout by email. You’ll be welcome to the workshop if you don’t pre-register, but there may not be an inkle loom for you to use. The instructor will bring all the supplies for use in the workshop. Just bring a sack lunch and an eagerness to learn.

View the attached flyer for more details. Inkle Loom Weavingflyerpub

Color Gamp Workshop

Color Gamp Workshop update:  The Color Gamp Workshop was hard work. We all learned alot about winding warps and measuring wefts, which takes a long time to do. We learned about the primary pigments, magenta, yellow and cyan, then the secondary and tertiary to give us 12 colors of thread. This was part one of weaving a color gamp. Work is continuing at the Weaving Study Group meetings held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays with winding warps and wefts as well as planning how to weave it. Stay tuned to hear more about those woven color gamps as work continues.

On Saturday March 18, the Guild will present a Color Gamp Workshop at the Huntsville Main Library Auditorium.  Explore color possibilities by weaving a color gamp. Learn about color theory and experiment  by weaving with different color combinations. Learn which color combinations provide iridescent effects. Weavers can use a rigid heddle  or  multi-shaft loom to weave their color gamp.  No experience is necessary. Register by March 10th if you plan to attend. See attached flyer for more info. gampflyer

Colorgamp