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    GARBAGE WARPS AKA Cleaning Out Your Yarn Closet with Beth Guertin
September 13, 2008

Beth Cederberg Guertin has been a weaver for over thirty years, and has a
strong local and regional reputation for her knowledge and support of
weaving and the fiber arts. The rapport she quickly develops with
students, especially those just beginning to learn about weaving, has
earned her the respect and friendship of many weavers in New England. She
has been involved with teaching weaving for more than twenty years, first
through her store in Arlington, MA (The Batik and Weaving Supplier), and
now through her studio (A Yarn Express).

GARBAGE WARPS AKA Cleaning Out Your Yarn Closet

2 - 4 hours

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)
- calculator
- an inventory of yarns (on index cards or paper) you own that are not
specified for a project - attach a sample of the yarn; list color(s);
amount (ounces/pound); number of yards per pound (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.

If you own a McMorran Yarn Balance please bring it to the workshop.




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