Robyn Spady Workshops

The Fab Four

Exploring the Possibilities of 4 Shaft looms

The Beatles are not the only “Fab Four.” Four-shaft looms are fabulous and frequently underestimated for their potential and versatility. Much of this value may be found in uncommon weave structures that are capable of producing distinctive and remarkable results. In this round-robin workshop, weave structures explored will include, but are not limited to: Diversified plain weave, integrated weaves, swivel, single block bead leno, corduroy, Bedford cord, deflected supplementary weft, and cannelé.

Dates: March 9-10, 2020

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Instructor: Robyn Spady

Cost: $195 for CUSWG members, $245 for Non-Members

Registration: Please submit your registration form before January 1, 2020. Make checks payable to CUSWG and mail with form to: Kiri Fagen-Ulmscheneider, 406 W. Delaware Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Block Party

Block Party

Do the terms “block design” and “profile draft” bewilder you? Are you interested in developing new patterns and pushing your loom to new limits? Whether you have a four-shaft loom and want to expand its potential or want to better understand what to with all those shafts, then this workshop is for you! Through presentation, discussion, and weaving, you will develop a practical understanding of blocks, profile drafts, and how to use them to create new exciting drafts. You will also examine the
fundamental building blocks of many weave structures and how they can be manipulated into new designs and open up an unlimited number of new possibilities. Minimum four shaft loom required. (Note: This is not a round-robin workshop)

Dates: March 11-12, 2020

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Instructor: Robyn Spady

Cost: $395 for CUSWG members, $445 for Non-Members

Registration: Please submit your registration form before January 1, 2020. Make checks payable to CUSWG and mail with form to: Kiri Fagen-Ulmscheneider, 406 W. Delaware Ave, Urbana, IL 61801