April 13, 2019 – Beth Cederberg Guertin
We all have partial cones of yarn, left over from previous projects, taking up valuable space in our yarn
closets. Bring those yarns and let’s plan a project to use up the yarns (goal is that you use them up without
buying any more yarn to weave the project). We’ll weigh the yarn, determine how many yards there are available,
and then discuss options through stripes, plaids, 4 and 8 shaft drafts, combining textures, colors, and yarns.
Samples will be shown. Students will leave with a project designed, ready to go home to wind the warp.
Participants will need to bring:
- colored pencils
- paper for designing (plain or graph) and/or laptop with weaving software
- an inventory of yarns (on index cards or paper) you own that are not specified for a project. Attach a sample of yarn; list color(s) (if known); fiber content (if known).
- partial cones/skeins, yarn leftover on bobbins, yarns you want to use up
If you bring in a detailed inventory then you don't need to bring the actual yarns.
We need to know how many yards per pound and how much of that yarn you have., as well as the
fiber content to determine sett.
If you own a McMorran Yarn Balance, please bring it to the workshop.
Instructor Bio: Beth Cederberg Guertin has been a weaver for over thirty-five years,
and has a strong local and regional reputation for her knowledge and support of
weaving and the fiber arts. She has been teaching both rigid heddle and multi-shaft weaving
to children and adults first through her store in Arlington, MA (The Batik and Weaving Supplier),
and now through her studio in Waltham, MA (A Place to Weave aka A Yarn Express.
She enjoys designing projects to use up small amounts of yarns.