The Weavers Guild of Springfield

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Springfield, Massachusetts 01101-2605

Study Groups

2015-2016 STUDY GROUP


This year's study group activities began at the September meeting with an overview by group leader Laura Freeman. We went over the basics of the weave, distribute study group materials, and look at some examples.

Briefly, color-and-weave refers to a pattern effect that viewers perceive as a result of the combination of a weave structure (the way the warp and weft interlace, as in plain weave, twill, etc.) and the sequence of light and dark or contrasting colored warp and weft threads. 

Members used the information from lectures given to the Guild by Carol Birtwistle and, in the more recent past, Deb Palmer to learn more about color-and-weave. Study group participants were asked to weave a sample using one of the drafts in Carol Birtwistle's handout and bring it to the November meeting.

In April, study group participants talked about what they learned and show off their completed work based on their ideas about color-and-weave.
For photos of some of the completed projects, click here.

Past study groups:

2014-15 Log cabin weave
Main study group: Twill
Special study group: Yarn challenge
2012-13 Main study group: Monk's Belt
Special study groups: Lunch Bags & Dimity
2011-12 Mystery draft
2010-11 Guild sample notebooks
2009-10 Plain weave
2008-09 Towel exchange
2007-08 Shadow weave
2006-07 Lace weaves
2005-06 Doubleweave
2004-05 Summer & Winter
2003-04 Overshot | Mary Ann Ostrander

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