Weaving Air: An Overview of Lace Weaves with
April 12 - 13, 2008
Laurie Autio is the Immediate Past President/Director of
On April 12 and 13, 2008 she will be presenting a two-day
workshop on Lace Weaves.
Saturday morning she will give a lecture to the whole guild
called “Weaving Air: An Overview of Lace Weaves.” Laurie
describes lace weaves as, “ weaves that magically allow the
weaver to bend the grid, creating holes to allow air and
light to become part of their design.” The lecture is an
introduction to the loom-controlled lace weaves, including
Huck, Canvas, Swedish Lace, and Spot Bronson. Laurie will
discuss how each structure works, setts, materials, and
weaving tips, with a wide variety of samples and pieces to
The rest of Saturday and Sunday will be a round robin,
on-loom exploration for lace weaves. Each loom will have
instructions for the person who is trying the structure for
the first time, plus intermediate and advanced instructions.
The fee for this workshop is $75 with a materials fee of
$10. To hold your place, send a $50 deposit with the rest to
be paid at the workshop. The workshop is limited to 20
participants. When you register it would be helpful to tell
Heidi about the loom you will be bringing to the workshop -
number of shafts on the loom and type, table or floor.
Laurie also wants to know whether you are a beginner,
intermediate or advanced weaver.
Loom warped to instructor's specifications and ready to
weave, weaving supplies (shuttles, bobbins, scissors, simple
loom repair tools, weights for broken threads, T-pins, extra
warp thread, specified weft thread(s), note-taking supplies
(pencils with erasers, notebook), pad of graph paper of a
Morning materials fee: $3.00
Afternoon materials fee: $10.00