From Chanel to Ralph Lauren, passementerie has been a way to elevate a garment from something ordinary to something extraordinary. Passementerie encompasses a multitude of techniques used to create embellishments. It includes the creation of buttons, cording, trim, garment closures, braiding, tassels, and much more. Robyn Spady will share insight into how many couture fashion
As a teenager, Janet Phillips toured a mill in Galashiels with her family. She soon after started a four year course in industrial textile design, working with a 24-shaft Dobby loom.She loves the combination of colour, rhythm, repetition and maths. Her presentation will focus on criteria that need to be considered when designing a woven
Deb Essen is the author of "Easy Weaving with Supplemental Warps: " (Interweave Press), is a frequent contributor for Handwoven magazine.
Our monthly guild meeting, held via Zoom. Tonight's program: an exciting showcase of Jennifer Moore’s work in doubleweave pickup that plays one solid colour against a graded spectrum of colours in multiple blocks.
Our monthly guild meeting, held over Zoom. Tonight's program: we’ll learn about velvet weaving in Venice on original 18th century looms from Deb Essen, the popular instructor who brought us supplemental warps in November.
The programming for our March meeting will be held at this special time, rather than during the regular Tuesday night time. Please use the Zoom link for the monthly meetings (first Tuesdays).
Our monthly guild meeting, held over Zoom. Tonight's program: Sara Wroot will present a program at our April 5 meeting on how yarns were spun in England before the industrial revolution.
Our monthly guild meeting, held over Zoom. Tonight's program: our good friend Mary Underwood will introduce us to Esther Hoaglund Gallup, who, at the age of 103 told her story of working with Oscar Beriau before he opened his textile arts school in Quebec City in 1930.
Our monthly guild meeting, held over Zoom. Tonight’s program: the Annual General Meeting, plus show and tell.