Lynn Smetko

Lynn Smetko, a weaver of 25 years, enjoys the design phase of weaving the most. She combines a fascination with weaving, technology and art when designing for her 40-shaft computer-assisted loom. Photo-editing and weaving software are used to create weave plans that not only define fabric, but an entire piece. Lynn is a past president of Complex Weavers, past editor of the CW Journal, a past president of the Fort Worth Weavers Guild, and also belongs to Cross Country Weavers, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, and HGA. Her articles have appeared in the CW Journal, Weavers, and Eight Shafts: Beyond the Beginning (Personal Approaches to Design).

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Design Deliberations and a Design Journey

204 Sunday PM

Designing can be hard work! Do you have trouble deciding what or how to design for weaving? Are there too many choices or not enough? Are you stuck in a rut with your designs? Sometimes the best ideas come from considering the work of others. Many different approaches to weave design will be explored while looking at inspiring examples. Then, follow Lynn on one of her design journeys which will take you through the many deliberations inherent in the design process, from inspiration through evaluation.

Materials fee:  None

Supplies:  None

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Polychrome Summer and Winter

504 Tuesday AM

Summer and winter is a weave structure that lends itself to graphic designs as it is very shaft-efficient. Polychrome summer and winter is a way to create additional color patterning without increasing the number of shafts. Starting with a brief review of the traditional summer and winter structure, we will quickly move to designing with polychrome summer and winter, followed by how to convert the structures traditional plain weave ground cloth to more complex weave structures.

Materials fee:  None

Supplies:  Optional, computer with weaving software

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