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A downloadable overview of all study groups is available at Study Group Overview. Note: this file requires a pdf reader which may be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html or from http://www.foxitsoftware.com/
For general information about study groups, see CW Study Groups Introduction
Bateman Weaves - The group will continue its second year with Monograph Thirty Eight, "Boulevard, Chevron and Combination Weaves", and progress through all six monographs over the remaining five years.
Beyond Plain Weave Garments - For those interested in weaving garment fabrics which are complex in nature. Samples and critiques twice a year.
Collapse, Pleat and Bump - It is possible to weave a piece of fabric that will take on an entirely different appearance once removed from the loom and finished, collapsing in upon itself, pleats, bumps - anything but flat. The Collapse, Pleat, and Bump Study Group will explore the different ways these effects can be achieved.
Computer Aided Design Exchange - An exchange of original work, focusing on the design process through discussion of drawdowns, designs, and ideas. Members must contribute an article to one of the two group newsletters each year.
Computer Tools - Share methods of designing and drafting using weaving software and related programs. This is the place to ask questions and explore weaving related computer tools.
Crackle - For those interested in exploring and experimenting with the unique crackle weave structure. Voluntary sample exchange twice a year with accompanying newsletter.
Designing Fabrics - A forum for weavers with an interest in non-structural aspects of fabric design.
Double Harness Weaving - A forum for weavers with an interest in weaving damask and double harness/drawloom weaving.
Double Weave - An online study group, tackling two projects per year, for all levels of weavers with 4 to 24 plus shaft looms. Ingrid Boesel is the group's mentor. The group conducts message interchange through a Yahoo Listserv and has its own private website for drafts, descriptions, and photographs .
Early American Coverlets - This study group is looking for weavers who are interested in research of 18th and 19th century American handwoven coverlets. The group researches both geometric and fancy coverlets. Activities include newsletters and draft and swatch exchanges.
Early Weaving Books And Manuscripts - A forum for those who love the challenge of early weaving drafts. Bimonthly newsletter, some with swatches.
Fine Threads Study Group - Weave a little finer than before for an October exchange of information and May sample exchange.
Jacquard Study Group - On-line study group with the goal of furthering individual knowledge and increasing participation in jacquard design and weaving.
Japanese Textiles - A forum for those interested in the design, techniques, history, and applications of Japanese textiles. Two newsletters per year, contribution required.
Kumihimo - To study braids and braid making. Samples to be exchanged twice a year. All levels of expertise welcome
Lace Weaves - To deal with lace made on a loom, including the traditional lace weaves, hand-manipulated laces, and lacey fabrics made through denting.
Medieval Textiles - A study and reconstruction of medieval textiles. Sharing of information plus a sample exchange.
Sample Exchange - The Old Fashioned Way - Annual exchange of samples that can be woven on a treadle or table loom. No shaft restrictions.
Sixteens - Sample exchange group, topics vary each year with a maximum of 16 shafts and about 16 members.
Structure - A mentored group with a focus on weave structure.
Tied Weaves - created so weavers of intermediate to Master skill levels can learn about and explore ways to expand and experiment with these versatile structures.
Twenty Four More or Less - Sample exchange once a year for 24 more or less shafts.
Note:You must be a member of Complex Weavers to belong to a study group. Please check your expiration date (Last Issue Date, LID), or contact the Membership Chair at CWMembership@complex-weavers.org
Back issues of study group newsletters and swatches may be borrowed by any member in good standing, from the Complex Weavers Lending Library. Contact our Librarian: email@example.com
For questions about CW study groups in general, contact the CW Study Group Coordinator at CWStudyGroupCoord@complex-weavers.org