AAFG 2018-19 Workshops

Workshop Registration Form 2018-2019
Workshop Registration Form 2018-2019 (Fillable PDF)

See the Workshop policies below.

October 5, 6, 7, 2018
“Nuno Cowl Neck Ever Changing Poncho”
Jean Gauger
Learn to make a beautiful nuno collage cowl neck poncho which is reversible from inside to out, front to back, and side to side. The cowl neck can be worn up as a collar. This workshop is for those who are intermediate to advanced felters,  with experience in nuno felting. You will be making a sandwich of silk/wool/silk with little wool, and will learn to make inserts and gogets as well as the fundamentals of seamless felting. You will also learn how to calculate your shrinkage percentages while making a sample.

March 1*, 2* & 23, 2019 (*dates revised)
“Free Form Crocheted Sweater/Cape”
Terrie Voigt
Use your imagination to create a sweater or cape without a pattern! Based on basic crochet stitches, participants will crochet individual patches using a free-flowing process that changes color, yarn weight, yarn texture, spacing of stitches, and direction of stitches. These individual patches will then be combined to create a drapeable fabric in a design that is uniquely your own.

The first day introduces free-form crochet concepts. Participants will crochet sample patches and learn how to block and combine patches into fabric. The second day’s focus will be on selecting and making a muslin pattern for your creation, and beginning the process of crocheting the patches.  On Day 3 we will gather to assess progress. This will include help working on patches, blocking and pinning patches to the muslin pattern, and finishing techniques.

Participants are invited to show their completed garment as a workshop group at the 2019 Fiber Feast on April 13, 2019.

May 10 & 11, 2019
“Stitching with a Needle and Thread”
Jan Frank
Jan_Frank   Jan Frank Workshop
Call it what you will: Surface design, mark making, slow stitch, art stitching, or just plain embroidery. This workshop will be a time to learn, refine, experiment and expand your ability to mark on fabrics with threads. Learn perfect starting and stopping, padding stitches, over-stitching, and the best stitch for the effect needed in your fiber art. The first day will be technique-oriented, exploring basic stitch families in different threads and combinations. You will end up with a body of reference stitches and design ideas; your own “sampler” of sorts. The second day, students may work on their own projects, bringing their own fiber to stitch; dyed, woven, sewn, painted, or just some interesting switchable material. Using stitches we have practiced the first day we will work more with color, texture, line and shaping. There will be time to try some Kantha/Boro mends, interlacing, couching, ruching, or anything else that interests you. Come ready to learn something new, share and enjoy the relaxing world of stitch.


Workshop Policies

Workshop registration for Guild members will be processed first. Non-members will be included in a workshop if the limit is not reached 6 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. Registrations will be processed based on the date the registration is received. If a workshop is cancelled by AAFG, a full refund will be issued.

There will be no refunds for cancellations received within 6 weeks prior to the opening workshop date. 100% refund with 43 days notice. Non-members receive a complete refund if not accepted into a class.

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