New Hampshire Weavers Guild
MAY 17, 2017

Morning Workshops
Weavers Helping Weavers
Afternoon Program

MORNING WORKSHOPS

ANALYZE THIS!
Teacher: Marjie Thompson
Weavers often are approached by non-weavers with
“What’s this and is it woven and when?” Come learn how
to begin to give an educated answer to those questions and
also how to figure out what the weave structure is and if
you could actually weave it on the looms you have. We
will begin simply and then increase the challenges as long
as class time allows. Feel free to bring perplexing fabrics
that you have and we will see what we can figure out from
them. Students should bring a Pick glass (also called a
linen tester) if you have one, graph paper, and pencil. The
instructor will provide lots of textiles to handle and
analyze, pick glasses, and 1 0 to the inch graph paper.

Materials Fee: none       Sessions 1

Marjie Thompson is coordinator of the Complex
Weavers “Early Weaving Book and Manuscripts” study
group. She is active in Weavers’ Guild of Boston, Vice-
President of New Hampshire Weavers Guild, and is a
member of many study groups including Cross Country
Weavers. She has served as President of NEWS, Dean of
the Weavers' Guild of Boston, and President of Complex
Weavers. Her articles have appeared in Weavers;
Handwoven; Complex Weavers Journal; Shuttle, Spindle &
Dyepot; and the Spinning Wheel Sleuth’s Loom
Supplement.
WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?  A DISCUSSION
FOR NEW WEAVERS
Teacher: Susan Rockwell

In this workshop Susan will share over thirty years of
experience in teaching new weavers. This discussion will
include weaving from the very beginning: winding the
warp, dressing the loom, selvedges, color, structures and
one of the most important topics for all weavers, finding
time in our busy lives for our craft. Attendees may contact
Susan at least one week in advance of the class to request
attention to a specific topic at srockwellvt@gmail.com.

This class is suited to the beginners.

Materials Fee: $2.00       1 Session

Susan’s passions are weaving and teaching. She enjoys
sharing her knowledge at senior centers, guilds, regional
conferences, and art centers. She is a member of the
Vermont Weavers Guild and the Weavers' Guild of Boston.

TSUNGTZE: THE ART OF CHINESE THREAD WRAPPINGS:
MODIFIED METHOD FROM DORA HSIUNG, NEWTON, MA
Teacher: Connie Gray

In China, Tsung-Tze is the symbol for the Dragon Boat
Festival. Originally it is the name for a special food served
during the Festival: rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo
leaves. These small six sided, three dimensional paper
foldings have been used by women and children in China
for decorations. Now these designs wound with silk
threads may be made in different colors and sizes and hung
as beautiful mobiles, ornaments, jewelry, or in other ways!
This class is open to all ability levels. Students should
bring stiff paper (8.5 x 11 "), scissors, ruler, tape or glue.
Students should also bring several small skeins in various
colorful threads such as embroidery thread, 3/2 or 5/2 pearl
cotton, or silk. Students may also bring large-head straight
pins, assorted beads, a camera or notebook and pen. The
instructor will provide samples and hand-out directions.
Handout Fee: $1.00, or Kit Packet for $5.00    1 Session

Connie has taught many classes at NHWG including
Inkle weaving, pick-up, random warping, painting inkle
warps, tubular necklaces and Tools of the Trade among
others. Connie enjoys sharing her knowledge on a wide
variety of techniques and is an inspiration as a gifted
crafter.

WEAVERS HELPING WEAVERS

PREPARING A SAMPLE DRAFT SHEET
Moderator: Jayne Flanagan

Here is a “sampling” of the questions we’ ll discuss:
What information do you want to communicate with your
sample? And to whom? How should you prepare the cloth
sample itself? What information should be on the draft
sheet? Should yarn samples be included? How do you
organize and store your samples for future reference? We
will explore all of the benefits of preparing a sample draft
sheet.

AFTERNOON PROGRAM


ANNUAL MEETING AND POT LUCK LUNCH,
FASHION SHOW

Our Annual Meeting and pot luck lunch will be held in the afternoon. There will also be a fashion show and static
show of woven articles. So, please bring your creations for the members to enjoy.