Explorations in color: Natural Dye Workshop

Explorations in color: Natural Dye Workshop

“Rich,” “soft,” “deep,” “subtle,” and “sublime” are the kinds of adjectives that writers frequently use to describe the colors derived from natural dyes. A group of enthusiastic students gathered at The Community Barn at Brook Run Park on the 28th-29th of September to...
Upcoming Workshops and Why We Love Them

Upcoming Workshops and Why We Love Them

by Kathy Roulston For any new members of the guild, I would highly recommend taking a workshop. The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is fortunate to be able to bring in many wonderful presenters. In addition to Susan Wilson’s workshop on Polychrome Crackle, I’ve also...
Understanding Polychrome Crackle with Susan Wilson

Understanding Polychrome Crackle with Susan Wilson

by Kathy Roulston Some time ago I contemplated beginning a “polychrome crackle” project published in Handwoven. Yet, even after having purchased the yarn, I could never quite muster enough confidence to get started– mainly because every time I looked at the draft I...
Warp painting with Kay Guilmet and Ann Doherty

Warp painting with Kay Guilmet and Ann Doherty

Kay then demonstrated how the highly toxic dyes are mixed and discussed safety practices when using them. By popular vote, Kay mixed a teal solution. (Those of us who voted for pink of purple lost out!) There was plenty of colors to choose from though — Ann and...
Sectional Warping Adventure

Sectional Warping Adventure

I have a goal of weaving all of the textiles, at some point, in my house – linens, clothing, pillows, whatever. I’ve been weaving on my Megado for 5 months and finally decided to install the sectional warping equipment. Boy are those U guides heavy!...

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