TAPS Call for Entries

TAPS Call for entries announcement:

We are excited to share with you an upcoming  exhibition opportunity for artists living in the Pacific Time Zone in Canada, the US and Mexico! The Corvallis Art Center in Corvallis Oregon will be the venue for this exhibit juried by UofW art professor Layne Goldsmith  opening Aug.18,2016. The deadline for entry is April 15, 2016 and notification to artists is June 1. Follow the link to the TAPS website and entry form information http://tapestryartists.org/pacific-time-zone.

Here are your favorite tips from October –

  • Check out selvage techniques Handwoven November/December on page 22 by Tom Knisley.
  • Regine Carey did the rainbow discharge dye on Kathy Forsythe’s 8/2 tencel fibers for her Kumihimo project using the directions that came with the Procion MX Dye chemicals from PRO Chemical and Dye http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/home.php Somerset, MA. For technical support call 508-676-3838. Check with Regine for more about the process she used.
  • Terri Standley’s fabric was inspired from the article in Handwoven March/April 2000. The name of the article is “Good Enough to Eat; color blending with Huck Lace.” She used draft # 5 on page 49. It is for the red and coral scarf. Happy weaving!
  • To check contrast between items take a picture of them, then change image to black and white, gray scale, to determine contrast. For more on value contrast see http://anchorageweavespin.org/tips2.html
  • Weft floats can make weaving curl. For more see https://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/articles/fa1_curl.pdf
  • Count your heddles before warping your loom to make sure you have enough heddles on your loom for the project you have planned
  • To get more weaving length from your warp take the reed out of its beater leaving the reed suspended on the warp and continue to weave