This year's study group project focuses on the many facets of shadow weave. The
group will be led by Pam Engberg.
Study group activities begin at the October
13th meeting with Pam's introduction to shadow weave. Participants should plan to bring
their first sample to the second session on November 3rd.
If you would like to wind a warp in advance:
- Select two yarns of highly contrasting color (ex. navy and white).
make it easier on yourself and your eyes, choose a reasonably thick
yarn such as rayon chenille from WEBS, 3/2 or 5/2 cotton, or a nice
- Sett it for plain weave.
- Plan a length that will be adequate for
two samples. A six-inch wide by six-inch long experiment is fine
for each class; more is OK if you want, but that's the minimum.
These samples are for you only. We're going to do
a pattern using the Atwater system first, then re-thread
for the Powell system.
The final shadow group session won't take place until
February 2nd, so you'll have time to get exotic then.
After you've woven the short
samples for the Atwater and Powell systems, you can use whichever
system you like best to create (or weave from a book) another
In February, we'll talk about variations such as different
options for "contrast", different setts, color mixing, etc.
final project and samples should be completed by the May meeting.
So relax, no worries, this will be fun. If anyone
needs to miss a
session, let Pam know so she can send you the handouts.