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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

Monthly Meeting

  • 11 Mar 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC


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One Weaver's Journey, with Diane Totten

Through a PowerPoint presentation, Dianne will share her approach to designing and sewing one-of-a- kind garments and will share highlights of what she learned along the way. After three decades of weaving 'flat' cloth, her extensive exploration into what she named crimp cloth has opened up a whole new weaving world of possibilities. Beginning with Fortuny, see what other fashion designers have created with similar looking cloth, then, see Dianne's garments that flatter your figure, the shawls that won't slide off your shoulders, and scarves that can serve a dual purpose. This is a technique that will inspire you to jump into your "stash" and start creating this magic cloth.

One-of-a-kind handwoven garments have been Dianne Totten’s main focus with emphasis on garments using “crimp cloth,” a technique she developed and teaches nationally/internationally for guilds and conferences. Dianne has been a weaver and workshop junkie for over 40 years and a teacher for twenty-five. Her award-winning work has appeared nationally and internationally. She teaches at John C. Campbell Folk School in NC and for guilds and regional conferences in the US and Canada, and at Convergence. She has two crimp cloth DVD’s available and has been published in SS&D, Handwoven, Weavers, Complex Weavers Journal, and Vävmagasinet, as well as Catherine Ellis’ book, Woven Shibori, Revised and Updated, IP, 2016.

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