January 2017 NYGH meeting



January 28, 2017—Carol Steuer, Weaving Software: 12 Benefits Beyond the Basics

Carol Steuer with weaving software draftWeaving software is for a lot more than just planning out your design. From block substitutions to yardage estimations, we will explore the additional benefits of moving from graph paper to a computer. For those of you not familiar with weaving software, we’ll start with a short introduction on how most programs work. Then we’ll go on to 12 features that could make your weaving life easier.

Carol has loved textiles since her grandmother taught her to sew when she was 8 years old. After spending years making her own clothes, her sister-in-law gave her a quilting starter kit and it was an eye-opener. Carol became an avid art quilter and has had quilts accepted to juried shows in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Des Moines, Iowa. Two of her quilts won an honorable mention award and she was a third place winner in the 2011 American Batik Design Competition sponsored by the Republic of Indonesia. Over the past five years, Carol has taken various fashion and textile design classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but when her neighbor suggested a weaving class, she was hooked! Carol is currently the president of the NY Guild of Handweavers.