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February Workshops in Arizona: Color & Design in Huck Lace Towels

Teaching Tour sponsored by the Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners from February 7 to 24. Rosalie will give the keynote address, The Power of Block Design, at the Arizona Federation luncheon on Saturday, February 24.

February 7-8 2018
Weavers West Guild, Sun City West AZ

February 14-15, 2018
Mountain Weavers & Spinners Guild, Prescott, AZ

February 21-22, 2018
Valley Fiber Art Guild, Sahuarita, AZ

The structure of Huck Lace provides a treasure trove of design for weavers where an 8-shaft loom can produce six blocks of design and a 4-shaft loom can produce multiple ways to combine warp and weft floats with plain weave. Exercises, documented by slide presentations, will show how to convert a profile draft into a threading and treadling plan. Learn how changing the tie-up plan creates new patterning within the same threading plan. Participants will use printed Design Pages and Transparent Overlays from Neilson’s book An Exaltation of Blocks to create patterns for a series of towels with three sections of Huck Lace separated by a one inch stripe of plain weave.