New Hampshire Weavers Guild
October 21, 2015
Workshops, Weaving Helping Weavers and
Afternoon Program
 
October and the leaves are turning into the glorious tapestry of fall in New England.  NHWG was lucky to have Gretchen Romey-Tanzer speak at our afternoon meeting.  She is a full time artist and teacher whose double weave art pieces illustrated her talk on color.  Gretchen touched on color theory, techniques and her use of color.  Her works are in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and private collections.

Photo: Gretchen, left, and Joan Warren
As a color exercise, we each chose our favorite from the box of Color Aid papers and it seemed like purple won!  See below for a panorama of the attendees arranged in favorite color order.
Afternoon Programs


DOUBLE WEAVE

Gretchen Romey-Tanzer taught a keen group of students more about her methods of producing double weave for her fabulous wall hangings.


SUPPLEMENTARY WARP

Barbara Herbster presented a workshop on using Supplementary Warps in your weaving.  She used her extensive experience with this technique, combined with her many samples to illustrate the technique and inspire her students.


SHADOW WEAVE

Sarah Fortin's workshop on Shadow Weave gave the students an opportunity to learn from a master of this technique.
Weavers Helping Weavers
HEMS AND EDGES


In the morning, the Weavers Helping Weavers session was a discussion of the various techniques available to finish your fine handwovens.  Many types of finishes were discussed in this program, moderated by Jayne Flanagan.