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If you enjoy the‘feel’of textiles... or if you have admired textiles and wondered how they were made (and if you could make them)…Come to our meetings, which are open to the public.

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East Meeting Rm. Tippecanoe Arts Federation,
638 North St., Lafayette 9:15am Social Time, Meeting9:30am until noon


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COMINGJune 17

We will be continuing the May program ofreading a draft (and if you wish, making your own drawdown from it). Dagmar will show ushow to use (and have fun with) weaving software.


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May 20, 2016
This program explored the basics ofreading a draft and making your own drawdown from it.

The program will continue Jun 17th

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Dorothy showing several scarves just off the loom


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Dorothy showing a series of rag rugs just off the loom


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Dorothy showing two trial samples made before Donna Hudson Rep workshop


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Dorothy showing 2 baby blankets for a granddaughter: one was too open to small fingers!


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Gene Bayless showing multi dent reed from Schacht


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Roko showing Rep weave


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Finished edge on Sue's baby blanket


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Sue showing her card-woven straps with her design sheet


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Card design sheets made by Sue



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May 07, 2016

Workshop was given onRep weave, by Donna Hudson,Indianapolis. 10am to 4pm


Donna Hudson leadingWWG -Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Treadle tie-up at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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-Donna Hudson with Jane-WWG- Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Ryoko at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Sue at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Dorothy at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Heatther atWWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Dagmar at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Jane at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Jan at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Joni at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Ryoko (L) and Jan at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



April 21, 2016: Instead of our normal 3rd Friday meeting,April 21 and 22 was a 2 day weaving retreat 9:15am to 5pm at TAF, including breakfast and lunch for both days. Fee was $5.

We each brought whatever we wanted to work on, from floor looms to knotting fringes. A warping board was available. Some warped a loom in preparation for the May 7th workshop.


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Dorothy talking with Millie- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Joni warping for upcoming rep weave workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


Ryoko using her Structo loom WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Jan warping for rep workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Joni (L) discussing draft with rep mentor Jane- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Dagmar warping for rep workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Jane working on tapestry- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Second Day of Retreat WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016


Ryoko showing newest purse project- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016


Ryoko showing newest collapseweave project- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016



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Close-up of Dagmar’s toweling


Standing: L-R-Sue and Dagmar- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016


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Dorothy making a scarf from stash yarns- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016



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Jane warping a loom for the rep weave workshop-WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016


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Jan warping a loom for the Rep weave workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016







March 18, 2016:

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Ancient Palestine Weave. Three weft colors, by Ryoko. WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Ryoko showing her Mardi Gras scarf WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Ryoko showing her Mardi Gras scarf WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Triangle loom shawl by Sue - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Triangle loom shawl by Sue - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Typical Rya rug block and example of the cloth backing that is created at the same time that the tufts are inserted - by Joan WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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One variation in layout of Rya rug blocks - Joan WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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A page in the project record book for Joan's Rya project - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Rya layout plan by Joan - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Novelty yarn scarf by Gene WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Novelty yarn scarf by Gene WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Scarf by Gene, using novelty yarns - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Scarf by Gene, using novelty yarns - Note novelty yarn used as clever SELVEDGE - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Variation #08 in Dorothy's towel series - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Variation #09 in Dorothy's towel series - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Variation #10 in Dorothy's towel series - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Mohair shawl by Joni. Done on rigid heddle with very slow, carful, beater action. - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


Rag Weaving by Dorothy

The meaning of rag weaving has changed.

It used to be a way to use precious fabric after it outlived its purpose. Now, while still recycling, we have a broader base from which to choose… including plastic bags and a wide range of barely-used clothing.


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Dorothy explaining how rag weaving has two expressions among weavers: Traditional and Pattern. - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Examples of rag weaving by Dorothy WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


Examples of rag weaving by Dorothy WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


Examples of rag weaving by Dorothy WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



February 19, 2016:

For a link explaining Beiderwand click here

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Beiderwand Weavingby Dagmar


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Typical Biderwand drawdown


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Show & Tell: Heavy wall hanging, ten months in execution, inspired by Kente cloth, with colors of African and Belgian flags. By Rita. A truly astounding creation.



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Show & Tell:Dorothy showing growing inventory of towels for upcoming outreach season at the Delphi Canal Pioneer village



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Show & Tell:Basket-weave baby blanket done on a triagle loom - By Sue



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Show & Tell:Joni showing recently purchsed woven articles.




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Show & Tell:Joni showing headband weaving technique





January 15, 2016

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Swedish Lace by Ryoko WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


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Denim rag rug by Jane T - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15r2016


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Tapestry and frame by Joni - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


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Inkle band with pickup by Dorothy - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


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Mat from recycled plastic bags by Jenny - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016




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Tapestry by Jan Y WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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L-R: Dagmar, Dorothy, Julia - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


Dorothy & Ron Baker 2015