Margaret’s early introduction to computers (1970’s) at the same time as teaching spinning, dyeing, and weaving led her to focus on digital design and weave structures. She has completed college studies in visual design with concentrations in web design and digital approaches to weave design.
Margaret is the author of: 4 —8 . . .Weave!; Fit 2 Be Tied—a digital approach; Designing 4 the Future; 2 Be Tied or Not 2 Be Tied—book 1 not tied; co-author with Paul O’Connor of A Twill of Your Choice the CD and A Tale of Two Tieups; publisher of Weft-Faced Designs; creator and writer of Tech Talk column published in Complex Weavers Journal; and co-chair of the CW Double Weave Study Group. She conducts workshops and classes nationally and internationally with a concentration on digital design and weaving.
Why, you may ask, should we bother using a computer with 4 and 8-shaft designs? Isn’t that a tool for people who weave on 16 shafts? 32 shafts? Maybe even more? The focus in this seminar is not on what a program “does” but what we can do with it—how computers enable us to weave in a way we could never have envisioned in the past. Learn more of weave design not by following the program’s manual, but by seeing how exciting drafts can easily be created: 4 block double weave on 4 shafts, interleaving, polychrome, multiple ties, the many ways to make use of parallel threadings, turned taqueté, turned summer & winter . . .
521 Monday AM
Deflected double weave; lampas; polychrome taqueté and turned taqueté; huck, Bronson, & Atwater; 3-dimensional double weave; digitally designing blocks . . . what do these have in common? They are all tutorials sitting on Margaret’s computer awaiting their turn to be published.
Seminar participants don’t have to wait! Attend this detailed presentation of the latest methods for creating complex weave designs, and current trends for designing liftplans using weave design and graphics software such as Adobe® Photoshop® or Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.