SCHG's February Workshop



February 3 & 4, 2018

Anna Zinsmeister, a lifetime member of the Southern California Handweavers’ Guild, learned weaving in 1972 while attending Immaculate Heart College where she received her B.A. in art. She learned to spin on her own around 1978 and also received a M.A. in Art with a textiles major in 1985 from California State University, Northridge. Anna has taught weaving at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Autry Museum, local craft shops, and weaving groups in Southern California and she has taught spinning at Wildfiber and the Urban Craft Center, both in Santa Monica. Anna currently teaches both weaving and spinning privately, through the Burbank Park and Recreation Department and at the Altered Stitch in North Hollywood.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn to set up a loom, wind a warp and thread the loom. This workshop will also explore how to read a pattern and Anna will provide a bibliography of useful references.

Each participant will work on a 4-shaft table loom. A loom will be provided for class use to those who do not have one. (It will also be possible for students to rent this borrowed loom to continue working on it after the class, provided the student is an SCHG member).

The project for the class will be a sampler using cotton yarn that will be purchased by the student before the workshop. Anna will provide a supply list and list of sources for these supplies. The sampler will show the different possibilities that can be achieved.

Skill Level: Beginners on 4-shaft table looms and weavers with some experience who want a review of the basics.

The workshop is limited to 8 students.

For details about registration, print the flyer.