SWG Workshops

SWG Workshops

Seattle Weavers Guild Workshops 2017-2018

Estimated costs and loom requirements for all workshops will soon be shown below. You may register in person at a Guild meeting or by e-mail to workshops@seattleweaversguild.com. We recommend e-mail.

An $80, non-refundable deposit is due within 30 days of registration to hold your place. Estimated costs reflect uncertainty in travel costs and the minimum and maximum number of participants. The Guild offers 8 to 10 scholarships per year for workshops, please check the Guild website for more information.

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Ruby Leslie

Bumberet: A Weaver's Recipe for 4-Shaft Ribs and Chicken Feet. A round robin workshop with custom-wound warps supplied by Ruby

Website: http://www.rubyleslie.com/
Date: May 25-26, 2018 (Friday and Saturday)
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Brick Bldg Room 31, Seattle
Estimated cost: TBD

Hungry for a hearty and versatile weave structure? This 4-shaft weave structure is a delight to work with. It is usually thought of as a warp dominant textured weave producing ribs (or chains), but it can also be woven as a flat cloth with a chevron pattern (there's your chicken feet). Ruby will explain various ways to set up the threading, tie-up and treadling to produce a variety of patterns. Learn how to introduce complex color patterns in a weave structure that is not often thought of as an example of "color and weave" and you're on your way to designing unique cloth! Various methods for winding complex color patterns without a paddle will be demonstrated as well as how to design yarn wrappings that are great tools to sample warp color relationships.


Mini-Workshops are informal teaching opportunities offered by SWG members on a volunteer basis. It is one way that our membership shares information with each other. Mini-workshops generally last a few hours, an afternoon or a morning. It's a one-time shot, with no teaching fees and no rental fees. Given by guild members for guild members, Mini-Workshops are a wonderful benefit of SWG membership. It is also an excellent way to meet a few others who share common interests.