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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

Crimp and Create

  • 1 Nov 2024
  • 3 Nov 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 1 Nov 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 2 Nov 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 3 Nov 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Where: Interpretive Center, Historic Johnson Farm
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Crimp and Create

3-day workshop with Diane Totten

 This is an on-loom workshop taking fiber in a new direction by creating “crimp cloth.”  Learn to create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold their memory even when washed. Apply this stash-busting technique to any threading and learn the thought process that will lead to endless possibilities for creating magic cloth. Participants will draft, weave, and crimp their samples in class.  Learn how the fabric can be used for one-size-fits-all garments that flatter any figure, scarves and shawls that won’t slide off your shoulders, and knit-look ribbing for a sweater or jacket collar.  Garment design and sewing tips are included. Advanced beginner and beyond.


About Dianne Totten: 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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Preparing for the Workshop

Cancellation policy   Refunds can be processed for cancellations until October 1
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