Instructor: Pat Donald
Workshop Description: Our Instructor, Pat Donald, presents an interactive lecture on how examining Southern handwoven counterpane weaves from the 1800s can lead to new ways of exploring these fabrics. For this workshop, the word “forensic” refers to pattern recognition and analysis across diverse examples and time periods. She provides extensive opportunities to examine images, woven samples, handwritten weaving drafts, and computer-printed drawdowns from Fiberworks PCW as the basis of the exploration. The workshop will use large and small groups to enrich the discussion. No prior experience is needed for the topic; students only need to bring their curiosity!
Materials/Handouts Fee: none
Attendee Limit: 20
Instructor Bio: Pat Donald has been interested in counterpane drafts since 2006 and saw her first counterpane from the late 1800s in 2008. Pat belongs to the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, Prince George Fiber Arts Guild and the Seattle Weavers Guild. She is a member of the Association of Northwest Weavers Guild’s Historical Weaving study group as well as the following Complex Weaver’s study groups: Early American Coverlets and Counterpanes, Early Weaving Books and Manuscripts, and the Old Fashioned Way. She has taught weaving workshops and given lectures on historic weaving drafts in seven states. In Spring 2022, her article on Southern Counterpanes was published in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot. Pat’s table runner is in Complex Weaver’s 40th Anniversary Book: Eight Shafts: Beyond the Beginning: Personal Approaches to Design. She enjoys researching counterpanes in museums and historical society archives.
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