Guild Events

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild presents- ‘Make Mine a Combo’ with Linda Wilson

Two workshops- one in person, one online

This Workshop will allow you to discover how combining various elements of design and colour

can result in a woven piece that is both unique and exciting. Linda Wilson, our instructor will guide you through your discovery by examining basic design and principles through a series of yarn exercises. You will experiment with line, shape, focus and dominance to create different weaving results. Next you will use these principles in combination with colour exercises and colour theory to enable you, the weaver to see how balance and repetition can be used to add interest to the woven cloth. Once you have decided on a design for your personal project, you will make your warp and the magic begins on the looms in week 2. In Week 2 students will then apply these principles to a woven project geared to their level and/or the loom available.

The In-Person Workshop will be held at the QWSG Studio at Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC

Tuesday Feb 28 – 1:00 to 3:00pm
Thursday Mar 2 – 1:00 to 3:00pm
Tuesday Mar 14 – 10:00 am to 3:30pm (30 mins lunch)
Thursday Mar 16 – 1:00 to 2:00pm

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Deflected Doubleweave Workshop with Natalie Drummond
Deflected Doubleweave Workshop with Natalie Drummond – CAD$290 for the three days: Sunday January 29 and Saturday and Sunday February 4 and 5. This will be a virtual workshop via ZOOM.   Please register on the Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners website at

The first day will be two mini-sessions emphasizing weaving color selection and how to work with multiple painted warps in 4 or 8 shaft patterns. Natalie shares her approach to color for blocks as well as color placement within the same block of the draft. Participants are asked to share yarns they are considering using following initial instruction. Ideally, participants will warp their loom between the two mini-sessions on January 29 so the second session can focus on participant weaving and weft color.

On February 4 we will review basic Deflected Doubleweave structure and behavior after sampling.  Selvedge techniques are explored for use of multiple weft colors for 4 or 8 shafts. Mixing fibers for optimal deflection and/or differential shrinkage are explored for draft(s) I am currently teaching. Simple treadling designs are introduced so participants can determine how the block structure of this weave can be organized to produce their own project. Participants also finish/wash their samples according to different methods to explore deflection/differential shrinkage. Day 2 begins with a collaborative discussion of workshop samples prior to weaving the remaining warp.

Workshop notes will be supplied in downloadable format prior to the workshop. It’s recommended that all students sign up to Natalie’s newsletter so they can receive additional information and updates from her directly; sign up here.
Secrets of Shadow Weave Virtual Workshop with Linda Hartshorn