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“Out of the Wools” Klamath Spinners and Weavers Exhibit
September 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – September 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm PDT
Opening Reception Sept 4 noon to 4 PM
Click on this event for full details about Workshops and Demos!!! Calendar included!
‘OUT OF THE WOOLS’ MINI-WORKSHOP & DEMOS KLAMATH ART GALLERY SEPTEMBER, 2022
MINI-WORKSHOPS – Minimum of 2 students, maximum of eight students.
Small material fee as listed. Teens and adults unless otherwise noted.
Sign up by contacting Liz Hubbard hubbardhandspun@gmail or 541-545-6357
Beginning Spinning September 8th. 10:00 -12:00 $5 material fee
Margery Brick will be teaching spinning wool with a drop spindle made from wooden
dowels and CDs. This is a fun intro into the world of hand spinning yarn. No previous
experience necessary. Ages 10 and up welcome.
Dyeing with Indigo September 10th. 10:00-12:00. With continuing demos running in the afternoon, $15 material fee
Liz Hubbard and Kathy Nelson will be teaching a basic intro to dyeing with indigo.
Students will dye one small silk scarf in a traditional reduction vat, and one small silk
scarf with fresh leaf Japanese Indigo. Come join us on a blue day.
Dorset Button September 11th. 10:00 – 12:00 $3 material fee
Karen Williams will be teaching Dorset Button weaving. Originally from 1600-1850
these buttons from the English county of Dorset were mostly used on men’s
waistcoats. These beautiful little weavings can be used as buttons, pins, or
embellishments for any craft project.
Wet Felting September 22nd 10:00 – 12:00 $10 material fee
Liz Hubbard will be teaching an intro to wet felting using carded wool. There will be
discussion of the different types of fiber that work best. Students will make a felted
soap and a small flat sample.
Ages 12 and up welcome.
Weaving a Small Pouch September 23rd 10:00 – 12:00 $7 material fee Students may stay and continue to work on their weaving in the afternoon while gallery is open if they wish.
Margery Brick will be teaching this method of weaving a small pouch. Weft yarn is
wrapped around cardboard so at the completion of weaving there is an enclosed
pouch. Project will not be completed in the two hour time, students can take project
and some yarn with them and finish at home.
Natural Dye Talk September 9th. 12:00 – 4:00
Laura Cunningham will talk about her extensive experience with natural dyes. She will
have samples for viewing and will answer questions. Contact Liz, or the Gallery for
exact times on her presentations.
Spinners and Weavers Meeting September 12th. 10:00
The public is welcome to attend the monthly meeting where the Guild will be warping a
couple of small looms.
Inkle Loom Demo September 15th. 12:00- 4:00
Marolyn Davies will demonstrate weaving on an inkle loom. This is a small loom that
holds the warp and a series of pegs. Strips of warp faced cloth or ribbon with designs
Lock Spinning September 16th 12:00-4:00
Allison Dob of the Glassy Goat will demo her method of lock spinning yarn. Allison
raises Angora goats for their mohair locks which she shears, washes and dyes. Her
yarn and fiber will be available at any time during the Out of the Wools September
Kumihomo September 17th 12:00-4:00
Marolyn Davies will host an interactive demo on this Japanese method of weaving
beautiful cordage. Much like the western method of braiding, but using a special
round form and fine threads. Literally meaning “gathering threads.”
Tapestry Weaving Demo September 25th 12:00-4:00
Karen Williams will demo her method of weaving small tapestries. Karen will have
some of the tapestries available for sale in the show, and if you want to see how they
are made come to this demo. Tapestries are tightly woven weft faced fabrics.
Tapestries have been woven since the time of ancient Egyptians, and Incas. Greek and
Romans used them as wall coverings in buildings like the Parthenon. The famed
Navajo rugs are basically heavy tapestries.
Small Looms Demo September 24th 12:00-4:00
Kat Vaagen has explored many of the various small looms and will share her
experiences at this demo. Small loom such as rigid heddle looms are a great way to
jump into weaving with out the expense and space requirements of large floor looms.
Come see the potential of small looms.