Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild welcomes Betty Vera for our Spring Workshop.
More than just Black and White: Weaving Beautifully with Neutrals
April 14-16, 2018 9am-5pm
This is a three-day workshop starting on Saturday and concluding on Monday afternoon.
Betty Vera has taught at Montclair State University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and conferences and guilds nationwide. Her work has appeared in American Craft, Fiberarts, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, and Surface Design, and Carol K. Russell’s book Fiber Art Today.
Black, white, grays, browns, and beiges are anything but neutral when used skillfully – providing design effects ranging from intense drama to soft mood. Neutrals also emphasize texture and set off other colors beautifully. This class concentrates on combining light and dark tones effectively using warm and cool neutrals, exploring the textural range of different yarns and weaves, and enhancing the graphic potential of woven design.
The workshops Betty teaches have evolved from her desire to share what she has learned about color and structure in developing her own fiber art. These basic tools are applicable to functional as well as nonfunctional work in fiber.
The classes are suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Weaving workshop participants must be able to warp a harness loom and weave on it independently.