The Craft Guild of Dallas not only has state of the art studios and equipment, we are proud to have amazing guest instructors from all across the country, and indeed around the world, come to give expert workshops on techniques that are cutting edge in all disciplines. Listed here are our upcoming guest artist workshops. Grab your spot soon as these workshops are limited and always fill quickly!
Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. We’ll also learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work. Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along! Soldering small to large components will be a major part of this class. Students should be prepared with ideas of jewelry designs they want to complete or the instructor can give assignments. Please note: We will only be using a torch with two gases in this class, such as the Meco torch. Be prepared to have a mind-blowing experience time working with this tool!
Joanna received her A.A.S. in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1997. She has been a self-employed studio jeweler for 20 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. She has authored four books on making jewelry (all published by Lark Books), and her work been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, Craftsy.com, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.
November 8-10, 2019, 10:00am to 6:00pm, $495.00
Come for the Day and Go Home with a Scarf! Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop with Anne Cameron. Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom. In this workshop, participants go through the entire weaving process, start to finish, and they get to take their handwoven scarf home at the end of the day. Participants learn how to warp their loom, weave, and finish the scarf. No experience is necessary. Everyone gets a (limited) choice of colors, but Anne chooses the yarn (to make it fast and easy and less daunting for beginners). Everything needed is supplied, though it’s helpful to bring a pair of scissors. A $40.00 supply fee is to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop. Bring your lunch.
Anne loves combining colors, textures, and fibers in unusual ways to create one-of-a-kind wearable art. She designs and weaves scarves, shawls, garments, accessories and woven jewelry, as well as household linens and other functional textiles. Her work has been displayed at galleries in Dallas, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico. See more at TisséDesigns.com.
Anne teaches hand weaving on both rigid heddle and floor looms, and shibori dyeing at her home studio and other locations in and around Dallas. For more information, email her at TisseWovens@gmail.com or see her Events page at TisseDesigns.com.