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Instructor:  Wendy Landry

Workshop Description:  Velvet for Contemporary Handweavers.

This workshop will present the principles of handwoven velvet, and  techniques and loom adaptations  for contemporary exploration. Wendy will show how it can be made on the simplest of frame looms with weighted warp systems. Wendy will discuss how  common 4 and 8 shaft looms can be used by contemporary handweavers to explore velvet pile textures, velvets with brocade, and even polychrome options with two pile warps, to make images using pick-up techniques. Of course, all these methods can be extended to multi-shaft dobby looms and draw looms as well. 

 

Supplies:  None

Materials/Handouts Fee:  None

Attendee Limit:  22

 

Instructor Bio:   Wendy Landry, PhD, is a Canadian textile scholar with over 45 years of weaving  experience. She began her focussed research into handwoven velvet in 1995, and recently published an extensive book on the subject, titled Velvet on My Mind, Velvet on My Loom. She has presented talks on velvet at the Textile Society of America and Complex Weavers symposia, as well as two well-received workshops in Quebec province. She has taught textile history at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has also done textile analysis and consultations for the archaeological service of Parks Canada, and recently co-authored a detailed catalogue of the Coptic textiles collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Some of her textiles have appeared in juried international exhibitions, as well as in Canada. She continues to explore velvet-weaving in her studio near Halifax, and remains an active member of her local weaving guild. Her website dedicated to velvet is www.veloutiere.ca

Velvet for Contemporary Handweavers - October 13, 2021

$20.00Price
  • You will receive an email Zoom invitation a few days prior to the class.

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If you withdraw:

In-Person and Zoom Workshops:  

  • One month or more prior to the workshop you will be offered a choice to receive a refund, less our processing costs, or a credit to apply to another workshop. 

  • Between one month and two weeks prior to the workshop you will receive a credit to apply to another workshop.  

  • Within two weeks of the workshop date, workshop fees will not be refunded.

3-Day/3-Session Workshops: (in-person or Zoom)

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  • Between one month and two weeks prior to the workshop you will receive a refund (minus fees) only if your spot can be filled.

  • Within two weeks of the workshop date, fees will not be refunded.

Otherwise:

Double/Triple Registration:

  • If you register multiple times for the same workshop you will receive a credit toward another workshop and no refund.

Books and Monographs:  

  • We do not accept returns on books or monographs.

Dues:  

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