Handwoven Lace Workshop

February 11, 2018

Instructor Barbara Mitchell

Date: March  17–18 2018, Saturday & Sunday
Price: $125 for the 2 days to be paid by Jan 31, 2018

Workshop description: Advanced Beginners
The Workshop will focus on four lace structures:  Spot, Bronson, Huck Lace, Atwater Bronson and Swedish Lace.
Participants will bring pre-warped looms (4 or 8 shaft ) choosing from a range of drafts, fires, & colors.
Warping information, including materials required, sett and threading drafts will be distributed one month prior to the workshop.
The workshop will be held at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver in the Art Gallery Room.

To register, please visit the link below.


March 15 @ 7.30pm

Aberthau, West Point Grey Community Centre

Diana Sanderson & Darlene Ochotta (or alternates)www.silkweavigstudio.com

 The Ann Sutton Collection

Ann Sutton was a textile innovator from England who admired and worked with Junichi Arai and Reiko Sudo of Japan for 3 decades. During this time Ann collected their work including finished pieces and samples. Diana Sanderson acquired this collection about 5 years ago with a promise to share it with textile enthusiasts and the general public.

Junichi Arai started NUNO and brought Reiko Sudo to the team in the 1980’s. Together and independently they push boundaries with contemporary textiles. They have been involved in many projects creating small runs of textiles in collaboration with mills and factories in Japan in an effort to keep alive the strong textile skills and traditions in the country and make them available around the world.

Nuno textiles are at the forefront of contemporary textile design. They represent a convergence of centuries-old traditions with advanced technologies, ultimately transforming how we think about textiles today.

During this presentation, you will learn about Ann, Junichi and Reiko and have the opportunity to handle and study many of their textiles.

Visit the Membership Application Page to Join


Memberships renew for the period June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018.




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