Judi Overbeek Workshops

How Do I Warp a Loom?
Saturday, June 13, 2pm – 5pm

If you’re just learning to weave, this might be your first question. This class will demonstrate how to wind a warp, chain it and transfer it to the loom. You’ll observe the process of securing all those strings and getting them properly aligned on the loom. During these demonstrations there will be opportunities for you to have your hands on the process. You are encouraged to photograph or video the process for future reference.

In addition we will take a close look at a weaving draft and demystify the secret code of weavers.

Experience Level: This is a beginner’s level workshop. You should be able to go home and warp without tears!

Please Bring: A notebook and pencil, a camera, your questions.

Shibori Dyeing

Since the Eighth Century AD, the Japanese have used methods of shaping and securing cloth before dyeing to create intricate and beautiful patterns.

Four traditional Shibori techniques are taught in this full-day class: stitching, pole wrapping, clamping and knotting. Participants will receive three silk scarves with which to explore these systems. It’s fun, experimental, creative and—not surprisingly—no two results are alike.

Cost includes handouts, three silk scarves, dyes and all necessary supplies.

Experience Level: Beginner workshop—you don’t need to know anything about dyeing or Shibori in order to have a great time with this workshop!

Please Bring: Notebook, eyeglasses(!), scissors, three old towels, rubber gloves. It would be nice to have several irons and boards, and a drying rack is always appreciated.

Judie Overbeek teaches spinning, weaving and dyeing here in Montana and throughout the Northwest. She began weaving in the early 70’s in Montana, then learned to use a drop spindle and eventually an Ashford spinning wheel while living in Australia. She wins awards for her near perfect work in all her chosen fiber arts. A long time member of the Alpine Weavers and Spinners Guild, Judie also served as president of the Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners from 2006-2012.