September 12, 2015 – Laurie Autio
This workshop is for Fiberworks on PCs. (not Apple)
Fiberworks is a powerful and versatile program for computer drafting.
Many tasks can be accomplished in more than one way, and there are a number
of shortcuts which will improve efficiency. This introduction to Fiberworks
will cover basics and shortcuts for entering and manipulating drafts, color
control, printing, preferences, and file handling. If time permits we will
look at some of the more advanced tools available or answer individual questions.
Handout fee $2. (to be paid to instructor at the workshop)
Students need to bring a laptop with latest version of the program installed
or the free demo of latest version installed. It is ok to come without a computer
but you probably won’t get as much out of watching as working along.
Maximum: 15 Please register by July 31st so we can let Laurie know the attendance count.
Laurie Autio began weaving in 1985 and enjoys all parts of weaving, particularly
figuring out how design and structure work and can be pushed. Music, crystallography,
nature, and study of Japanese textiles influence her design work and lace weaves are a
passion. Laurie has served as President of Complex Weavers, Dean of Weavers’ Guild of
Boston, President of Weavers of Western Mass., and Chair of Pioneer Valley Weavers. She
enjoys writing, and was co-editor of the recent WGB book, Interlaced.
Education: Master Weaver Certificate, Hill Institute (2000), started using
Fiberworks in 1995. Coordinator of Study Groups for Complex Weavers 1998-2001
(a tremendous education through reading thousands of contributions of advanced weavers).
Teaching experience: Teaching weaving since 1993, all levels from beginner to master
level, at guilds, shops, NEWS, Convergence, and Complex Weavers Seminar, and privately.
Currently teaching a multi-year class to challenge advanced weavers, much of which is practiced on computer.