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L’Amour de Maman, Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana

January 21 - January 22

L’Amour de Maman (A Mother’s Love) is the charming French phrase for a handwoven wedding dowry, and this workshop highlights fabrics and techniques from the early French settlements in maritime Canada that were carried along to modern day Cajun Louisiana. Beginning and advanced weavers alike will be amazed at the variations of pattern possible with just 2 harnesses and a few simple techniques. Working on your own loom, each student will weave samples of the Couverture de Mariage, summer skirting with a la planche and other delightful patterning, a winter weft-faced skirt fabric, Boutonne and on a shared loom, Cordonne. This two day class includes weft preparations, weaving techniques, and lots of history.

A table loom or a portable floor loom with at least 4 shafts is required. Each student will bring a pre-warped loom to the class. Registration opens Monday, December 5. Workshop tuition is $155 plus a $15 materials fee, and includes Guild membership through May, 2023. Full workshop details are in the attached flyer. Please complete the attached registration form and return with full payment to:
Fiber Guild of the Blue Ridge, PO Box 381, Purcellville, VA 20134

Event Location:
Purcellville Train Station
Purcellville VA

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Workshop flyer HERE.

Find the registration form HERE.


January 21
January 22
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