Rebecca Winter

Rebecca Winter is a self-proclaimed color and texture person, who has spent a lot of time learning about the structure of weaving. She holds two Master Certificates of Excellence from HGA, in Color-and-Weave Stars and Shadow Weave. She is the author of The Enigma of Shadow Weave Illuminated, the second book in history to include information about the method of shadow weave created by Marian Powell. As an RN, Rebecca taught medical assistants at Stevens-Henager College for six years, and is now retired. Weaving, teaching when students appear, paper weaving, and bookmaking are daily occupations. Fabric, yarn, and paper are ever-present.

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Shadow Weave within the Powell Method

103 Sunday AM

The design depth of Powell shadow weave is something barely plumbed by weavers. This seminar will begin with a review of the history of shadow weave and its basic structure parameters. This conversation will evolve quickly into a complexity rarely seen in most publications. The focus is shadow weave within the Powell Method, which uses block theory, profile drafts, and units.

The visual artworks possible in shadow weave are astounding. Rebecca will create a profile draft specific to the seminar from suggestions generated from participants. The full draft from the profile will then be created. Then she will demonstrate how she adds color to this shadow weave draft to create a true work of art.

The goal in this seminar is twofold — inspiring participants to pursue Powell shadow weave in their own weaving practice and motivating them to create their own unique shadow weave drafts using the Powell method.

Materials fee:  None

Supplies:  None

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