Dianne, a weaver for 35 years and teacher for 20, uses a variation of woven shibori to produce what she calls “crimp cloth” to create one-of-a-kind garments with the heat-set fabric. Her expertise in sewing complements her passion for weaving. She teaches at John C. Campbell Folk School in NC, nationally and internationally for guilds, conferences, and at Convergence 2012. Her award-winning work has appeared in SS&D, Handwoven, Weavers, Complex Weavers Journal, and Vävmagasinet. Väv chose her crimp jacket as “Best in Show” in its category at the Swedish National Convention Fashion Show.
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Just for Fun
Do you have handwoven cloth waiting for an idea or leftover scraps too precious to discard? Consider making a bag from your handwoven fabric. It can be as fancy as an evening bag, as functional as a market bag, or can fall somewhere in between. The handwoven fabrics can range from complex to plain or a creative combination of both. Through lecture and visual presentation, see inspiring examples and follow the process from making a pattern through construction and embellishment to a finished product.