Designing Fabrics

Each member must contribute one article each year, staggered throughout the year
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Send an email to the chair with the subject "Designing Fabrics Study Group"
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approximately 15 members

The Designing Fabrics Study Group studies how to design good fabric. This includes technical aspects, such as yam size, fiber type, structure, sett, color, texture, wet-finishing, and so on. But it also includes things like the design process, tools and resources used in designing cloth, and meeting and overcoming challenges in design.

To promote discussion, we choose a yearly theme, and each member contributes an article related to that theme. We have divided the year into 4 quarters, each participant picking a quarter to submit their article.  Zoom meetings in the last month of the quarter will allow participants for that quarter to talk about their work.  Other topics maybe scheduled.  Topics/questions of interest to the group will be welcomed.

The Designing Fabrics Study Group welcomes weavers of all levels of experience and with any kind of loom – from rigid heddle to jacquard. If you are interested in designing your own fabric and expanding your knowledge of fabric design, this group is for you.