November Guild Meeting

A beautiful, informative and fun slide talk presentation full of tips & techniques for your photography.

Whether you are falling in love with photography now, or you’re picking up a camera again after a break, or even if you prefer to use your phone’s camera—guaranteed you’ll learn something.
We’ll cover basic concepts in making your digital photography images look great, concentrating on camera use techniques and tricks to photograph textiles, knits, clothing, handcrafts and processes, fiber & texture. We’ll talk about choosing backgrounds, colors, how to work with available light. The talk will also include how to photograph people—your friends, family, strangers—modeling your work, whether it be sewn, knit, woven or other media.


Gale Zucker
She Shoots Sheep Shots

Gale Zucker is a commercial & editorial photographer who happens to be a fiber artist, knitter and crafter.
She calls upon her two decades+ of professional photography experience for companies and magazines to solve any problem—technical or visual—that comes up. With “insider knowledge” as a knitter and narrative visual style she calls Real People in Real Places, she showcases fiber,
handknits, crafts, patterns and yarn. Her images have a fresh, colorful look with maximum appeal.
Gale is the coauthor/photographer of the knitting/fiber arts/ handmade lifestyle books Shear Spirit and CraftActivism, both from Random House. She also photographed the bestselling Mason Dixon:Knitting Outside the Lines, WearwithAll and just completed shooting a book tbp September 2016 for Random House with Kirsten Kapur and Mary Lou Egan coauthoring. Her clients also include Vogue Knitting, yarn companies and knitwear designers.
Gale has been teaching Photography for Knitters/Makers workshops on Interweave webinars, and atfestivals, events, guilds and yarn shops around the United States, since 2009.

October meeting at CCA

Our October guild meeting will take place at

Center for the Creative Arts

Jennifer Moore – Doubleweave Diversity for 4 and 8 Shafts – 3 day workshop

Student Sampler by Sidney Evans.

Learn all about the magic of doubleweave! In this workshop participants will weave a sampler that explores weaving two independent layers of cloth, double-width cloth, tubular weaving, color-and-weave effects, pique, quilting and doubleweave pick-up. Students with 8-shaft looms will also be able to weave samples of 2-block doubleweave techniques in checkerboard, windows and double-blocks. Graphing designs and working with multiple colors will be introduced. These techniques can then be taken home to create clothing, sculptural pieces, decorative hangings and whatever else the imagination can dream of.

Level- intermediate

Students will bring a 4-shaft or 8-shaft loom warped according to instructions

September meeting at DCCA

September 8 – Terry Foreman on What Sells

Terry was a member of Fiber Guild and is now with the Arts Alliance and Director of Retail at The Delaware Contemporary. The program will be about what to make and what will sell as well as give advice on how to price a woven item for sale. Feel free to bring one of your fiber/woven items and Terry will give advice on pricing.

Our September Guild Meeting will take place at

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Harmony in Fiber

Biennial noticeHarmony Weavers Guild: Harmony in Fiber
March 4 – April 24, 2016

Exhibition featuring masterworks of fiber art from the members of Harmony Weavers Guild

Opening Reception | March 4th | 5-7 p.m.
Free with admission

Hands-on Lecture: An Introduction to Weaving
April 9th | 1-3 p.m. | Free with admission | Ages 12+

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Deborah Holcomb on Technology and Weaving

Debrorah Holcomb at Harmony Weavers Guild February 2016February 11, 2016 at Greenbank Mill
Deborah Holcomb from New Hope, PA, will give a general program on technology and weaving covering a range of techniques that would include design generation and ‘computer games’ played with the weaving programs, handy tips for using Photoshop Elements for color and pattern ideas and useful iPad/iPhone aps.
Deborah’s passion for weaving began almost inadvertently many years ago when she stumbled across a book on off-loom weaving techniques. She moved from frame looms and rigid heddle weaving to fancy twills and block weaves on a small 8-shaft floor loom. The restriction imposed by 10 treadles led her to an 8-shaft table loom, which is certainly slower, but much more flexible. But, this flexibility also induced that affliction known to weavers as “shaft envy”. This is a terminal condition which was partially alleviated by the acquisition of a 24-shaft Louet Magic Dobby. Of course, doing drawdowns by hand for 24 shaft designs is tedious, time-consuming, and error prone, (not to mention the task of putting all those little pegs in the dobby chain), so she bought the electronic interface and began an ongoing quest for software to support her design process.
She realized that she was officially out of control when she went so far as to buy a new house because the old one was simply too small to hold the 48 inch, 24 shaft, computer controlled loom that she wanted. (She loves all her looms, so there was never any consideration of replacing any of them in order to make room for the new one.)
Deborah lives in New Hope, PA with her husband, their two dogs, and their slightly scary collection of looms, spinning wheels, hand tools and various electronic devices.