Monday, March 25, 2013
At the meeting on April 8, Gudrun Weisinger will give a brief overview of
the technique of cardweaving. She will bring some card woven samples to show
the finished product.
For those who want to explore the technique further, Gudrun will give a 3 hour workshop on Saturday May 4 from 1-4 pm in Room 3 at the Rec Center (beside our storage room).
She will bring a ready-to-weave card-weaving loom, instruction notes, yarn, tools, and woven samples.
The workshop will include some history and explain how to design, warp and set up the cards.
The fee will be $25 for members or $35 for non-members. Registration will be accepted until April 26 by emailing to Rosalie (firstname.lastname@example.org). A minimum of 7 participants is required otherwise the workshop will be cancelled. To avoid disappointment, please make your payment at the April 8th meeting with cash or cheques made out to SSWG.
Supply list for the tablet (card) weaving workshop on May 4:
Pencil, paper, two 3 inch-C- clamps for tensioning the warp, scissors, tape measure, rubber bands,
marking pen, containers for holding the yarn while making the warp, knife edge shuttle (small stick shuttle), graph paper, yarn for warp and weft: 8/4 Cotton or 5/2 pearl cotton (warp), 3/2 perle cotton or 8/2 cotton (weft) in a variety in 2 or more colours, four hole cards (12 to 20).
Gudrun advises that Sharon does not have four hole cards but they may be
available from Linda Hendrickson at www.lindahendrickson.com or
If anyone else knows a source for cards, please let us know before the April 8th meeting.
Please direct questions about registration to Rosalie. Questions about
supplies should be directed to Gudrun.