Cullman Fiber Guild
Web Site: CullmanFiber.tumblr.com
For ages 14 and up only!
Please pre-register for workshops by sending e-mail to CullmanFiber@yahoo.com. Pre-registering will help the leaders provide enough supplies, equipment and copies of the handouts.
You will be welcome to the workshops whether or not you’ve pre-registered, if there is space. However if you don’t pre-register, there may not be enough supplies for you and you won’t receive the handout until the following week. So, if you are at least fifty percent sure you’ll be able to attend, pre-register. These workshops are designed for adults and youth ages 14 and up.
Introduction to Weaving on Portable Looms
Saturday March 23, meeting at 9:30 a.m., workshop 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Supply Fee: $10, to be paid to leader at the beginning of the workshop.
Additional fee for leader providing twining frame: $4 to be paid to leader at the beginning of the workshop.
Pre-Registration Deadline: March 16.
Maximum Number: 20. 11 have already pre-registered.
Location: Peinhardt Living History Farm Museum building.
Workshop open to adults and youth ages 14 and up.
Weave on an inkle loom, a twining frame, and a table loom. Begin to learn the language of weaving and the parts of a loom. No weaving experience is required.
Learn to weave on an inkle loom, which can be used to make narrow bands. In class you can make a bookmark, hatband, strap or small pouch, depending on how much time you want to spend. The inkle looms will be ready to use when you arrive, and you’ll learn how to dress an inkle loom.
Start weaving a bag on a twining frame that you can finish at home. You can make and bring your own twining frame. See www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/monographs/lily_bag.pdf for a manual on a twining frame that the Lily company used to make. With the illustrations in this manual, you can build your own twining frame.
I will make a twining frame for you (with two 16-inch long 5/8-inch dowels, for either a 7-inch, or 5-inch wide bag) for an additional fee TBD. I need to know by March 6 if you want me to make a twining frame for you.
The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.
Bring a sack lunch.
Please Help with Portable Looms Workshop
If you have an inkle loom that we can use in this workshop, please e-mail CullmanFiber@yahoo.com by March 6. We need to make arrangements to dress the loom so someone can learn to weave on it.
Directions to Peinhardt Living History Farm in Cullman, Alabama
From I-65, take exit 308 onto US 278 East. Turn right onto Talley Ho Street SW, less than 1 mile from the interstate, there is a Sunbeam bread store at this corner. Turn right at the Cullman Bowling Center (1710 Tally Ho Street NW). You’ll pass the North Alabama Agriplex Heritage Center and the Red Hill School (restored white school building) on the right. Drive through the gate, and just past the Baton Cabin (restored log cabin) on the right, turn right and drive between Peinhardt Living History Farm Museum (a metal building) on the right and another restored log cabin on the left. Park in the gravel parking lot.