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May Guild Meeting

  • Calvary United Methodist Church 16 Ridge Place Latham, NY (map)

7-7:30 pm is social time. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Program: Our May speaker is Patrice George, Assistant Professor in Textile Development and Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Leno, a woven fabric with widely spaced ends that do not slip, requires a modified heddle system that allows warps to “twist” around wefts. Patrice will show

us how to make and design with leno doups. These can easily be added to any type of loom and used to make lightweight fabrics for curtains, scarves, shawls, and lightweight garments. How to combine leno with complimentary and alternative structures, and setups for looms with 4-24 shafts, is discussed. Examples of leno and gauze weaves are presented in traditional fabrics from Japan, India, and South America, as well as industrially woven “super-doup” fabrics that use multiple shafts to combine complex textures with open spaces.

Patrice founded Patrice George Designs in 1979, a textile studio in NYC specializing in design for
dobby and jacquard woven textiles for the interior textile industry. She has been a consultant to cottage industry and handweaving projects sponsored by UNIDO, CARE, and other NGO’s in Jamaica, Laos, and Mexico.

Don’t Forget the Orphan Yarn Challenge!
Bring in your completed orphan yarn projects for a mega show and tell session to close out the season.

Earlier Event: April 24
April Day Guild Meeting
Later Event: May 22
May Day Guild Meeting