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Convergence 2016 in Milwaukee: A Sneak Peek at the Classes I Will Be Teaching

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Sample scarf for "One Warp, Three Fabrics: Weaving with 60/2 Silk"


For a workshop on "Sawdust, Leaves, and Bugs," shibori-dyed silk  in osage orange, cochineal, and indigo
A Dorset button, subject of a 3-hour super seminar, "How to Make Dorset Buttons"
There is still time to register for upcoming workshops and seminars at Convergence 2016 in Milwaukee. Weavers come from all over the world to meet and study at this bi-annual conference sponsored by the Handweavers' Guild of America.
Yes, I will be there! I'm teaching a 3-day workshop, "One Warp, Three Fabrics: Weaving with 60/2 Silk," that focuses on how to weave with fine threads to achieve three very distinct samples. The first is a structure of twill blocks, using a 60/2 silk weft -- suitable for light garments and scarves with wonderful drape. Here's a student sample from the workshop I taught at MAFA in 2013.

Beautiful, I agree! The second sample we will weave uses a plain-weave…