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Another Workshop with Bobbie Irwin in 2014


Bobbie Irwin “Weaving A Transparency” Workshop April 4th, 5th, 6th, 2014

Bobbie Irwin has been weaving for 40 years. She’s been teaching for conferences, guilds, and shops since 1985, including numerous Midwest and Convergence conferences. She has contributed to Interweave Press publications for many years as a columnist, editorial assistant, and contributing editor, and is the author of three textile books. When not traveling, she enjoys playing “what if?” games on her looms in her Montrose, Colorado studio.

Using a variety of inlay techniques, you can create pictorial patterns on an open-weave background. Transparencies have the pattern diversity of tapestry, but are easier, faster, and more economical, and curves and circles are easy! A transparency’s interaction with light gives added dimension. Learn a wide range of inlays for interesting textures as you create samplers suitable for hanging, including at least one of your own designs. You will gain good experience weaving with linen as well as having the opportunity to experiment with unorthodox materials and inlays: overshot inlay, fishing-line warp, or a wool scarf are exciting possibilities to try after you master the basics.

Work at your own pace on your own 4-shaft loom. Enjoy this class in a relaxed atmosphere as you learn to weave The Emperor’s New Clothes! For weavers of all levels; beginners with a basic knowledge and familiarity with looms are welcome. Be prepared to try something new and have fun in the process!

If you want to participate in this fun workshop, please fill out the following application with your check made to OWSG and bring to the meeting or mail to Marcia Little, 1848
Buff Rd., Thurman, Iowa 51654. Reservations must be made by Feb. 14, 2014.


OWSG Workshop: “Weaving A Transparency” by Bobbie Irwin
The workshop is to be held April 4th, 5th, and 6th from 9-4. The workshop needs at least 13 participants with a first come, first served basis.

OWSG member fee for the workshop is $130 to be paid by February 2014. (Non-Members Fee is $155.) If the Guild cancels the workshop, a full refund will be made. If a participant finds it necessary to withdraw, the fee will be refunded only if the participant notifies the Workshop Chairman by the cancellation date of March 14, 2014 and the position can be filled from a waiting list. If there is not a waiting list, the participant must find a replacement. If the participant does not show up and does not notify the Workshop Chairman, no refund will be given. Please sign this contract and keep a copy for your records.

Participant Signature_____________________________ Phone: __________________

E-Mail _________________________Date ____________ Fee Paid ______________

Workshop Chairman: Marcia Little, 712-628-2481, marlittle@iowatelecom.net

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