Dimensional Texture

Chair:
Wendy Morris, membership & admin wendy@wendymorris.co.uk, Stacey Harvey-Brown, specialist knowledge base stacey@theloomroom.co.uk
Fees:
To be determined but probably around $7.50

Publication:          Members are expected to participate in year-round email conversations, sharing observations, experience, queries, solutions, drafts and photos via a groups.io group

Sample exchange: One physical sample exchange in the summer each year. In Seminars years the exchange will be scheduled to take place at Seminars to minimize postal costs. In the intervening years the exchange will take place conventionally with samples mailed to the admin chair and redistributed as complete sets by the most cost-effective means.

To join:                Contact the admin chair listed above

Study group year:  September to July

Membership:         Capped at 15

There are few things in weaving as fascinating as watching a flat web of interlaced threads transform into a three-dimensional woven structure. There are many ways to achieve this using carefully selected threads, fibers, and/or structures. Many weavers have experimented with 3/1 1/3 twill to create furrows or overtwisted yarns to weave collapse fabrics; this study group is for weavers who want to take their explorations of dimensional texture a bit deeper.

Each year the group will focus on one way of creating dimensional texture, researching, exploring and sharing our experiences throughout the year, culminating in the samples for the annual sample exchange. For 2019-20 our topic will be stitched double cloth. Future topics could include layer-exchange double cloth and four-color double weave, structural pleats, single warp with supplementary weft, deflected double weave, waffle and honeycomb; there are other possibilities too.

The membership year runs from September to July. Membership is initially capped at 15, so each member will have to weave no more than 16 samples (including one for the CW library).

If you would like to join the group, please email Wendy Morris at wendy@wendymorris.co.uk