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Lois S

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About me

Weaving Since
1983
Kinds of weaving
Complex structures on 8 shafts
Favorite Fiber
Whatever suits the purpose. No wool in the summer in the desert!
State/Province
Arizona
About me

I'm a retired EFL teacher and teacher-trainer living for the last 12 years in Tucson.  I first fell in love with textiles as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania and Nigeria.  I started out as a self-taught weaver after only a couple of lessons.  Carried a 4-shaft direct-tieup Harrisville with me for many years as I moved to  Iran, Togo, Thailand, back to Nigeria, and to Poland.  The hardest part was always waiting for my freight and loom to arrive.  Settling down in Arizona finally gave me the chance to have a "big" 45" 8-shaft Leclerc, and to take classes with wonderful weavers.  For the past several years, I've been interested mainly in structure and complex weaves on 8 shafts. I enjoy sampling and researching unfamiliar weaves.   And my faithful 4-shaft Harris is adopted by new weavers, 2 years at a time, while they decide on the type of loom they want to buy.  The Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild and Porrey Cross Study Group provide me fellowship and inspiration.

I am a teacher
I teach

Advanced beginner to advanced intermediate: "Easier Than It Looks: Interleaved Twills on 8 Shafts" - structures that dance with complexity but are easy to learn, extended divided twill, extended manifold twill and others, Bateman's work and more, technique to create orig. interleaved drafts.

Guild/Conf.Progs: Textile experiences - Africa "More Than Kente Cloth" & Thailand "A Bangkok Year"

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