New Hampshire Weavers Guild
APRIL 19, 2017

Morning Workshops
Weavers Helping Weavers
Afternoon Program

MORNING WORKSHOPS

REP AND BOOKS, BAGS AND BOXES
Teacher: Lucienne Coifman
This program reviews the fundamentals of rep
weave and its characteristics. The linear design
of rep weave lends itself to 3D constructions.
Participants will learn the best way to weave a
firm warp faced material in order to build unique
pieces. We will talk about special materials used in the
construction, as well as finishing and embellishment. Each
participant will receive a bag containing all the necessary
elements to finish the session making an etui or sewing
needles book. Students must have basic sewing skills and
bring notebook, pen, scissors and beads if available. The
instructor will provide sample bags with all necessary
supplies to sew an etui (including a piece of rep weave
fabric).
Materials/Handout Fee:$18.00       1 Session
Lucienne is also our Afternoon Speaker.
Lucienne Coifman started weaving almost 40 years ago.
She quickly made it a full-time occupation and has taught
weaving for the past 30 years at the Guilford Art Center,
the Creative Arts Workshop, and in her own studio. She has
also conducted workshops throughout the Northeast and
the Midwest.
For the past 30 years she has been studying and
developing the many ways to use rep weave, and other
related warp-faced weaves, experimenting with the use of
different fibers in the process. Lucienne’s main interest has
centered on color interactions and patterns, using up to
eight shafts and using pick-up techniques when needed.
Her new book, "Rep, Rips, Reps Weave" is now available.
Her work has appeared in Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot,
Handwoven, and has been included in many juried exhibits.

SPINNING WOOL
Teacher: Lisa Davy

This is a hands-on class where you will learn how to
make regular yarn, art yarn and anything else in between.
Learn to spin wool on a hand spindle and try out a
spinning wheel as well. Spinning wool is easy, meditative
and relaxing. You can also add lots of fun wool to your
weaving stash and end up with yarn that is just the way
you want it. This class will get your creative juices flowing
by showing you how to create your own yarn. Did you
ever have a project in mind but you couldn't find exactly
the right yarn? Now you can make it! Maybe you need
purple and lime yarn with sparkles and beads to add a pop
to some party placemats, or maybe you just hate throwing
away the cotton that comes in your vitamin bottle–the sky
is the limit. Once you learn the basic method, you can
throw the rules out the window and experiment with
anything!

No previous knowledge is required. If you have spun
before that is fine too. If you have any unspun wool, bring
it. If you have a wheel or a spindle, bring that too. If you
attended my dyeing class and dyed some fiber, bring it.
Bring anything at all that you would like to add to yarn:
thread, beads, angelina, polyester batting, dog fur, pill
bottle cotton or other yarn that you would like to add.
There are no rules. Just be creative!

Materials Fee: None       1 Session
I have been spinning for over 20 years. It was a
necessity as my addiction to wool caused me to learn any
art that uses wool. They all build on each other. I have
taken many classes at various fiber fairs and shops and have
taught many classes at schools and to private groups. I am
always looking to learn something new and spread my love
of the wool arts to anyone who is willing to learn. I have
learned that my husband's aversion to owning sheep can be
an asset as I can buy wool from all different breeds of
sheep.
OUGHT O, WEAVING O's, WEAVING CIRCLES
PLAIN AND FANCY - PART 2*
Teacher: Barbara Herbster

This class is a continuation of our meeting in November
2016. Students in that class were given a draft and the
option of weaving something using the draft or creating a
draft of their own. The goal is taking a threading which is
horizontal and vertical weaving and making a rounded
shape in the design of the fabric. In this class, we are
sharing what we have learned from this exercise and
learning from one another. The best part is seeing the
creativity expressed in wonderful projects produced by the
weavers. If you wish to join in the fun, create a fabric using
circles and bring it to the class to share and see what path
others have taken. All ability levels may participate but
more shafts are required to make better circles. Students
should bring in a finished project, choosing materials to
suit the goal. The instructor provided materials at first class:
a draft that will create a circle design in one of any number
of structures.

Materials/Handout Fee: None       Session: 2 of 2
Barbara Herbster has been weaving, contributing to
galleries and teaching nearly 40 years. Strong interest in
color and simple form have been her trademark whether
making tapestries, rugs, or producing wearables for sale.
For Barbara,weaving is an endless creative exploration.

*Because students were assigned homework in the first session,
this workshop is not open to new students.

WEAVERS HELPING WEAVERS

THE HILL INSTITUTE
Moderator: Chris House
In this Weavers Helping Weavers session I will talk
about the Hill Institute history, the classes offered and
specifically, the Master Weaver Program. I will bring all of
the samples from my first year and whatever I have
completed from this year. There will be lots of photos of
the weaving room and some of the wonderful work being
done at the Hill Institute. I am looking forward to sharing
this wonderful program with the Guild.

AFTERNOON PROGRAM


WEAVING REP WEAVE
Lucienne Coifman

Lucienne’s personal journey into discovering Rep
weaves–from the first placemat of 30 years ago in simple
blue and white, to her three-dimensional pieces and
installations of today. With the help of many samplers and
finished weavings she will trace her progression into
refining rep weave, adding more colors, adding more
blocks, combining blocks and experimenting with pick up
design.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Lucienne Coifman started weaving almost 40 years ago.
She quickly made it a full-time occupation and has taught
weaving for the past 30 years at the Guilford Art Center,
the Creative Arts Workshop, and in her own studio. She has
also conducted workshops throughout the Northeast and
the Midwest.
For the past 30 years she has been studying and
developing the many ways to use rep weave, and other
related warp-faced weaves, experimenting with the use of
different fibers in the process. Lucienne’s main interest has
centered on color interactions and patterns, using up to
eight shafts and using pick-up techniques when needed.
Her new book, "Rep, Rips, Reps Weave" is now available.
Her work has appeared in Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot,
Handwoven, and has been included in many juried exhibits.