Mary Berent

Weaving Workshop Instructor

8/2 COTTON -  VERSATILE, BEAUTIFUL AND INEXPENSIVE

A Two-Day or Three-Day Workshop

8/2 cotton is a wondrous yarn indeed! It is strong, absorbent, resists wrinkles, wears well, comes in scores of colors, and is easy to work with—from rugs to lacy weaves to knitting, and on top of all that it’s inexpensive!

 

COMBINING COMMON COTTON

A Two-Day or Three-Day Workshop by Mary Berent

Cotton yarn comes in so many styles; shiny mercerized pearl cotton, nubby novelties, soft chenille, and fat mop cotton. Much of the weaving done by the "average" weaver starts with cotton yarn.

 

DESIGNING FULL CIRCLE

A Two-day or Three Day Workshop by Mary Berent

This workshop will concentrate on design as an entire process; each segment of the circle contributes to a well-designed item. We will start the design process from many points in the process, but always come full circle to complete the design. The workshop will cover proportion of patterns and fibers, color theory and how working with yarn is different from mixing paint colors, how value and optical illusions can work for you, and how to effectively use interesting fabric structures. This will be a lively workshop with lots of variety and options.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY WARP WORKSHOP

Supplementary Warp

A Two-Day or Three-Day Workshop by Mary Berent

Supplementary warp, or supplemental warp is a technique that opens a world of fabulous design possibilities. It allows the weaver to plan complex patterns that can be woven with only one shuttle.