Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Sponsored by Garden Valley Fiber Freaks

Sunday, Feb 13th 2011 @ Crouch Community Hall 10am – 3pm

$5 donation, $15 for vendors to help defray hall rental cost

Bring your SHOW & TELL ~

A White Elephant (fiber related) Exchange

Bring a finger/snack food to share, no cooking/crock pots allowed.

Bring your own lunch or enjoy The Longhorn Bar & Grill .

Come early and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Wild Bill's.
Great coffee too !

The Crouch Merc has a deli for yummy To Go items.

Bring your friends !



This year I have arranged with the Garden Valley School District to use our new Multi-Purpose's FAB ! Get your reservations in NOW as Garden Valley is a hub of summer activities and I'd hate for you to miss this fine opportunity for FUN and LEARNING as JASON COLLINGWOOD is a top-notch instructor with a wry sense of humor !

Sweet Heart Special Workshop Fee $300 + $25 materials fee = $325 ~ paid in full by February 14th 2011 ~ a few spaces still available at Sweet Heart Special .

Visit Jason's website for more info on Jason !
An exploration of three end block weaves, the same structure Jason uses to weave all his rugs.
Starting with simple two colour designs and moving on to designing within the blocks and the introduction of a third colour.
Techniques such as clasped wefts and dovetailing will be looked at to further increase the design scope of this structure.
2 / 1 double faced twill will also be covered in this class.
Special emphasis will be placed on Shaft Switching, everyone being able to adapt their looms in class to try out this exciting technique.
The Design Possibilities of Shaft Switching
With the aid of slides/power point presentation this technique will be fully explained. What led to its development, the most basic forms of shaft switching, the various stages along it's 'evolution' up to the commercially available unit of today.
Each of these steps will be carefully explained ( many with slides of the original plans for the first lever system ). Using slides of Jason's work along with that of others, it will be clearly seen just how liberating shaft switching is design-wise for the rug weaver.
A general discussion on what constitutes good design will also be covered.
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Questions ??? Further details... suggestions... references... good ideas... jokes... RSVP.

Please make deposits to:
georgianna goetsch PO Box 777 Garden Valley, ID 83622-0777
~ Hope to see you for WINTER BLUES ~

georgianna goetsch
P 208-462-3709

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