Color Lab with Deflected Doubleweave

Difficulty:  Advanced beginner or intermediate
Two sections: Saturday, February 2023 [or] Saturday, March 25, 2023

Class will be held online – instructions provided at later date

Taught by Natalie Drummond

Course Overview

An additional section of this workshop was added due to popular demand!  Please sign up for only one – Feb 25 or Mar 25.

Using painted warps and various fibers, learn how to optimize pattern distinction in preparing your warp.  Photography can be your friend as you use your phone or tablet to help you narrow your final selection of warps/yarns for pre-determined patterns.  The afternoon focuses on how to select weft/colors and fibers to add color pops or color depth to your project.  The remainder of the workshop is spent dressing your loom for a pre-determined draft.

May be taken alone or in conjunction with the subsequent workshop, “Where the Shuttle Meets the Shed” (in person at HCAC on April 1-2, 2023; sign up separately). For those taking the second workshop, you will prepare your loom to take to the workshop the subsequent week.

Students will purchase or dye their own painted warps. Sources for painted warps include:

Blazing Shuttles –

Shiny Dime Fibers –

Syd’s Threads –

Teresa Ruch Designs –

Fly Designs Yarns –

Maximum number of participants: 12

Student Requirements

4-harness or 8-harness loom, must be able to dress the loom independently

About the Artist

Natalie Drummond is a former educator and fiber artisan living in Fremont, Indiana. Born and raised in Virginia, she developed a love of science, teaching, and fiber. Her earlier work focused on sewing and needle felting and she later learned to weave from a Fort Wayne Weaver’s guild instructor in 2016. Continual learning expanded from instructors within the Fort Wayne Weaver’s Guild as well as noted weaving instructors.

Natalie has pursued weaving with a passion. She is currently serving as President of FWWG and has served as Vice President of Programming. She also maintains a membership with the Fredericksburg Weavers and Spinners Guild. Natalie was awarded a MAFA Fellowship in 2019 and has been studying Deflected Doubleweave intensively. She has also taken additional classes with felters: Janna Mattsson, Judith Dios, and Moy MacKay and enjoys felting 2-D landscapes.

Her work can be found daily at the Orchard Gallery of Fine Arts in Fort Wayne and she was the featured artist in October 2021. Weaving can be found in Handwoven Magazine Nov/Dec 2021. Photo Image below by Matt Graves Courtesy of Long Thread Media. Her handwovens have also been exhibited in Georgia: Color: Classic to Contemporary exhibit, as well as locally at First Gallery, the History Center, and Crestwoods Gallery.


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