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Date:  November 13, 2024

Instructor: Karen Donde

Workshop Description:  Although the history of the weave structure known as Beiderwand predates its name, Beiderwand remains a powerful tool for creating contemporary designs. When the traditional draft is turned, converting the customary supplementary weft to a supplementary warp, that power expands exponentially. This presentation will explore Beiderwand's history and traditional drafting and design characteristics. It will also demonstrate the exciting results of turning that draft, which extends well beyond faster, one- shuttle weaving. Join Karen to discover the hidden potential of a Turned Beiderwand draft.


Attendee Limit: 35

Note:  Attendees will also have access to the workshop recording for one week following the live Zoom presentation.


Instructor Bio:

Karen Donde weaves garments, fashion accessories, and home textiles for sale and teaches beginning-advanced weaving classes and assorted workshops for guilds and conferences, both in-person and online. Teaching credits include HGA’s Convergence (2012, 2014, 2016, 2022, 2024) Southeast Fiber Forum, the Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association, Midwest Weavers Conference, Intermountain Weavers Guild Conference, New England Weavers Seminar, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas and Florida Tropical Weavers Conference. In Asheville, NC, she taught at Sutherland Handweaving Studio, Friends & Fiberworks, and Local Cloth, and in her private studio.

Karen is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and graduated from Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts-Fiber program in May 2013. Donde is an experienced and award-winning writer with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She now writes for and about weavers and contributes to Handwoven magazine and other allied publications, including Complex Weavers Journal and Heddlecraft.

Karen is a member of Cross Country Weavers and is currently President of Complex Weavers.

Turned Beiderwand: One Threading, Multiple Structures

  • This workshop is offered as a ZOOM Workshop ONLY.  A video of the workshop will also be available for viewing for one week at noon on Friday through Thursday following the workshop.

     Only members of the Weavers' Guild of Boston may attend.

    You will receive an e-mailed link and reminder a few days prior to the session.

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