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Festival Season is Mad

Spring is sprung and weavers are in their gardens. However, it is also a time for travel and festivals. In my studio on Salt Spring Island I teach Pushing the Boundaries of Plainweave, July 22 to 26 and again on August 5 to 9. Also August we will be at the Gibsons Landing Fibre Festival, vending and teaching Collapsible Fabrics from the 19-23.

This year, I have the privilege to teach at the Maiwa Textile Symposium for the first time. On October 1-4 from 10 to 4 in the Maiwa Net Loft on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC I will be teaching Weaving in the Maiwa Tradition.

I have always been so inspired by the exquisite handwoven fabrics that are produced for Maiwa. They bear witness to the beauty and elegance of plain weave, elegant use of colour, great design, and ingenuity. This workshop has been developed based on loom-controlled techniques used in Maiwa’s handwoven textiles. They are simple structures pushing the boundaries of plain weave in fine yarns. Students will weave eight fabrics over four days.

Students need basic weaving skills and their own table loom. Warps will be prepared in advance and sent to the students before the workshop. During the workshop students will migrate from loom to loom thus gaining access to a wide variety of structures and weaves.

Registration for this starts Monday June 22 at 10 am. Go to for more information

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