Workshops and Programs

Date:  September 26, 2017

Speaker:  Barbara J. Walker

Topic:  “Design Tricks”


This user-friendly discussion of color theories, proportion, and coordination of design elements will encourage weavers to go beyond the recipe and develop their own personal weaving style.  Many examples will be shown.  Appropriate for all levels and interests.



Date:  October 24, 2017

Speaker:  Joan Ruane

Topic (AM): “Yarn Structure” (approximately one hour)

This lecture shows the importance of having a good understanding of how yarn is spun and knowing the kind of fiber used, its preparation and type of ply.  To have a good finished product, you must start with the right kind of yarn.

Topic (PM):  “Spinning Off the Point” (approximately two hours)

Demonstration and assistance with quill equipment.  Members are encouraged to bring in any and all quill devices.



SWSG Workshops:  October 25 & 26, 2017

Joan Ruane will present a 2 day workshop on Dyeing and Spinning Cotton for beginning and intermediate spinners.  Students will dye and card cotton, make punis, and learn basic cotton spinning and plying techniques.  
Her website is www.cottonspinning.com.  Space is available, and may be reserved by sending a check for $100 (payable to SWSG) to Kathy Bennett, 1516 37th St., Sacramento, CA  95816