All recordings for this workshop are available free of charge for the guild members at: Recorded Workshops
Are you a new weaver, using weaving patterns you have found in magazines or received from instructors, but would like to progress now to making your own weaving patterns? Does this just seem tedious to do with paper and pencil or just a wee bit intimidating to do on line? Well, we have a study group that you may want to learn about and join up with virtually this month (March 2021).
Dan Lajoie is a long time weaver and a proficient user of the software, WeaveDesign*. Dan has offered to work with a small group of guild members to demonstrate this software and show you some of the finer points of working with WeaveDesign and get you creating your own weaving patterns.
In this study group, you will be shown how to:
– Create, read and save weaving patterns in this software (eg. loom patterns with straight tie ups for weaving on a rigid heddle or four harness loom patterns with straight or multiple tie ups)
– Review and edit your design using the program’s copy, cut, repeat functions and colour palette
– Store and retrieve your patterns both online and offline
At the end of this study group, you will have the knowledge you need so that, after a bit of practice on your own, you will be ready to create your own weaving patterns using WeaveDesign. For those of you who have dreamed of being proficient with Fibreworks, this will bring you closer to realizing that dream.
Registration for this Study Group is Required.
The study group is limited to eight (8) participants. You need to register to participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . You will be notified when your registration has been confirmed (or be invited to go on a waiting list for a possible future study group).
Registration Fee: FREE
Please register at email@example.com
Study Group Session Dates: There will be 3 scheduled study group sessions for this group – each session will be one (1) hour in length via Zoom.
Wednesdays March 17th, 24th and 31st at 10 a.m.
* WeaveDesign is a copyright © 2002-2004 software program for creating weaving drafts and drawdowns created by Bengt Nelsom and is available as a free download off the internet.