The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is pleased to have fiber artist Dianne Totten teach a three day workshop "Crimp & Create". 

This is an on-loom workshop taking fiber in a new direction by creating “crimp cloth.”  Using a variation of woven shibori for both warp and weft, learn to create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold their memory even when washed.  Participants will draft, weave, and crimp their samples in class to discover the endless possibilities.  Learn how the fabric can be used for entire garments as well as for permanent pleating to replace knitted ribbing for a sweater or to add a knit look to the collar area of a jacket.  Sewing tips for using this amazing cloth will be included.  No dyeing involved. Prerequisite: Students must be able to warp a loom and read a draft independently. Level: Advanced Beginning to Advanced  Registration Deadline August 8th!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 13, 14 & 15: 10am – 4pm

Tuition: $357 Non-Member / $297 WGM Member | REGISTER ONLINE or call 612-436-0463

Dianne Totten, a weaver for 30 years and teacher for fifteen, uses a variation of woven shibori to produce what she calss “crimp cloth” to create one-of-a-kind garments with the heat-set fabric.  Her expertise in sewing complements her passion for weaving.  Dianne’s award-winning works have appeared nationally and internationally.  She teaches at John C. Campbell Folk School in NC, as well as nationally for guilds and has been published in SS&D, Handwoven, Weavers and Vävmagasinet.  Most recently, Väv magazine chose her jacket as “Best in Show” in its category at the Swedish National Convention Fashion Show.