Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vermont Weavers Guild Meeting

Kate giving her presentation on the school and her textile business

guild members 

a sampling of textiles made by Kate's textile business

On Saturday the 12th of March, Kate travelled to Randolph, VT to give a talk and slideshow and a workshop at the March meeting of the Vermont Weavers Guild.

The event was well attended by many experienced weavers from around the state, who listened to Kate's morning presentation about the founding and history of the Marshfield School of Weaving, her subsequent apprenticeship to Norman Kennedy, the research she has pursued as an important adjunct to her work as Eaton Hill Textiles, and the recent re-opening of the school.

After a break for lunch, Kate continued the day's activities with a hands-on workshop where she spoke about the use of stripes in traditional textiles, such as calimanco, using many samples of her own work as examples, and then demonstrating the method she uses for building complex striped warps using large spool racks. This multiple spool method using a skarne is what is taught at the school as a standard part of learning to warp.

For more information about the Vermont Weavers Guild and their activities, you can visit their website here.

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