by - Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 Maiwa Textile Symposium Workshop

Jane Stafford
$395 (Includes $90 Lab Fee) Four full days
October 17 - 20 (Mon - Thu) 10am - 4pm
Maiwa Loft - Net Loft Granville Is., Vancouver, Canada Class Limit 12

Our course description comes straight from Salt Spring Island weaving instructor Jane Stafford ...

"In January of this year I became one of the luckiest women in the world because I got to spend almost 1 month travelling in India with Charllotte Kwon and some of her endlessly energetic staff.

"While there, we had delicious food. True. But the greatest feast was for the eyes. Everywhere I looked I saw magnificent coloured and textured saris. These extraordinary pieces have inspired the menu of fabrics in this workshop.

"The main course will be supplementary warps used to create patterned borders on a bed of plain weave. The stripe is a side dish combined with double weave and the whole meal is garnished with sequins.

"Come spend four days discovering one of India’s greatest delicacies... the Sari.

"Indian sweets will be served daily, mmmmmmm good!”

Students will need to have solid basic weaving technique and an eight-shaft table loom for the workshop. Warps will be prepared in advance and sent to the students before the workshop. During the workshop students will migrate from loom to loom creating samples of six different fabrics. Students will also receive all their weft materials so that bobbins can be prepared before the workshop.

Jane Stafford

Jane Stafford spent seven years at the Banff School of Fine Arts both studying and teaching textiles. In 1988 she moved to Salt Spring island and opened her own business, Jane Stafford Textiles.

For many years Jane was a production weaver creating limited lines of mohair blankets and silk damask scarves and a line of chenille products. Jane loves to teach, and it has been her main focus for the last seven years. She regularly teaches and lectures throughout North America, sharing the knowledge she has gained over the past 32 years working as both a weaver and an educator. Her love of colour and her energetic enthusiasm shine through in all her classes and demonstrations. Passing on knowledge is her greatest joy.

Jane is also a consultant to Louet North America and with them co-designed the Jane Table Loom. JST also markets a large inventory of quality yarns, looms, books, and accessories for weavers and spinners. www.janestaffordtextiles.com

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