One of the important benefits of membership in HWBC is participation in various workshops throughout the year.  We invite instructors both locally based (often Guild members) and experts from outside our area, covering a broad range of skills and techniques. 

Upcoming workshops and programs

January 8, 2020 - Pennsylvania Farm Show

Bus trip! The program committee is planning a bus trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show to see the Sheep-to-Shawl competition on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, departing from Trinity Episcopal Church of Buckingham at 7 a.m. and leaving Harrisburg, PA at 7 p.m.  Estimated cost for the bus is $25 per person. Family members are welcome to join us on this trip.

March 11, 2020 - Christine Applegate

Dyeing with Cochineal

Lecture 11:00 AM, after our business meeting.

March 17, 2020 - spinning demo

April 8, 2020 - panel discussion

Selling your Handwoven/Handmade Items, or The Business of Craft

Lecture 11:00 AM, after our business meeting.

Catharine Ellis Worshop: handwoven wool & cotton cloth, indigo dyed with resist, then over-dyed with madder.

Catharine Ellis Worshop: handwoven wool & cotton cloth, indigo dyed with resist, then over-dyed with madder.

Catharine Ellis Worshop: handwoven wool & cotton cloth dyed with Lac.

Catharine Ellis Worshop: handwoven wool & cotton cloth dyed with Lac.

Catharine Ellis demonstrating clamping resist method.

Catharine Ellis demonstrating clamping resist method.

Catharine Ellis Workshop: a guild member, hard at work.

Catharine Ellis Workshop: a guild member, hard at work.

Catharine Ellis workshop: knitted sample, indigo dyed with resist and over-dyed with rhubarb.

Catharine Ellis workshop: knitted sample, indigo dyed with resist and over-dyed with rhubarb.

Catharine Ellis demonstrating shibori pick-up.

Catharine Ellis demonstrating shibori pick-up.


Past programs 

catharine ellis - Dying Stripes, Checks and Plaids with Natural Dyes

Guild Meeting Program, 10/9/2019 - 10/11/2019

Catharine conducted a 2-1/2 day workshop, Dying Stripes, Checks and Plaids with Natural Dyes. This class included designing and weaving cloth that combined three different undyed fibers (wool, silk and cotton) in both warp and weft. It also used an organic indigo vat, and other natural dyes to complete a series of fabric/dye studies.

A few of our Catharine Ellis indigo dyed samples, hanging to dry.

A few of our Catharine Ellis indigo dyed samples, hanging to dry.

Catharine Ellis Workshop Participants. A great time was had by all!

Catharine Ellis Workshop Participants. A great time was had by all!

JUDI LEHRHAUPT - SPINNING

Guild Meeting Program, 5/8/2019

Spinning basics with Master Spinner, Judi Lehrhaupt.

WINNIE RADOLAN - PAPER MAKING

Guild Meeting Program, 4/10/2019

Morning program and afternoon mini workshop with Master papermaker Winnie Radolan. Members created personal and unique “story vessels” by using hand-cast paper pulp which included their own memorabilia.

FLO SCHADLER - OFF-LOOM WEAVING

Guild Meeting Program, 3/13/2019

HWBC member and retired art teacher Flo Schadler shares a morning program on off-loom weaving, followed by a mini workshop in the afternoon on off-loom weaving using found objects, inspired by the work of Jackie Abrams.

ROUND ROBIN

Guild Meeting Program, 2/13/2019 -  2/15/2019

Open studio featuring a round robin for members.

KATHRIN WEBER - “Seeing Color in Everything”

Guild Meeting Program, 10/10/2018 - 10/12/2018

Kathrin teaches members how to combine multiple pre-dyed warps of different color ranges and weights and tie on to a pre-beamed dummy warp. Members weave turned taquete or a combination of weaves. Also, Kathrin taught a separate one-day dyeing workshop, Not Your Grandma’s Dye-pot.

TOM KNISELY - RED STONE GLEN

Guild Workshop, 7/18/2018 - 7/20/2018

Members attend a workshop at Red Stone Glen in PA called “Lesser Known Weave Structures” with Tom Knisely.

JUDI LEHRHAUPT - FLEECE WORKSHOP

Guild Meeting Program, 7/14/2018

Participants were invited to bring fleeces to be evaluated.

KAREN WYCHOCK - BASKET WEAVING

Guild Meeting Program, 5/9/2018 - 5/10/2018

Make a set of 3 nesting baskets with Master basket weaver Karen Wychock in her studio.

DENISE KOVNAT - PAINT 2, BEAM 1

DENISE KOVNAT - ONE WARP, MANY STRUCTURES

Guild Meeting Program, 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018

Lecture: How to paint two warps and weave them as one on your loom. 

Workshop - Weavers use a two-color warp and produce a series of designs in Echo Weave, Turned Taqueté and Rep.

FIBER SIT-IN

Guild Meeting Program, 2/14/2018

Weavers, spinners and crafters share a day together working on many projects.

CHRIS APPLEGATE - REINDEER DECORATION 

Guild Meeting Program, 1/10/2018

Viewing of the video “The Efficient Weaver” with Laura Fry