Workshops – info

Registration for each workshop opens approximately 2  months to the day before the start of the class @ 6 pm



FFAA is excited to present, Jette Vandermeiden, March 20-26, 2018. She will be leading two weaving workshops, and a lecture, as follows. Basic weaving knowledge is required, along with a pre warped loom for each workshop. EWG has a limited number of looms available for their members, please check their website for more information.

Her website can be found here.

Jette has been creating textiles since early childhood.  Studying weaving, embroidery, knitting and bobbin lace at college led her to find her strength in weave theory, structure and design of cloth. DrawloomWith her extensive knowledge of fibre related topics, Jette has been a consultant to museums, documentary researchers, and developers of weaving curriculum for college fibre arts programs.  A prolific writer and teacher, Jette has conducted classes and workshops across Canada, USA and England and was a regular columnist for many years, writing Loom Bench for FIBRE FOCUS. She weaves damask and Scandinavian weaves on her drawlooms, and volunteers at several museums, consulting on the Jacquard loom.  Her goal is to share weaving skills so this ancient craft will continue to enrich our lives.

March 20, 2018

Canada, such a unique country, has weaving traditions dating back hundreds of years.  Influenced by First Nations, immigrants from all over, and traditional Canadian skills, the mosaic of Canadian Weaving is rich and varied.  Searching from coast to coast, styles such as Salish, Acadian and French-Canadian emerge.  Names like Mary Black and Dorothy Burnham, and techniques of Chilkat blankets, catalognes, Jacquard coverlets and 21st Century “Smart fabrics” are now part of a multi-faceted Canadian textile tradition. Let’s explore the Canadian textile world!

March 20-22 

Many drafts are written as profile drafts and use block weaves. What is a block weave, a unit, a profile? How does a short draft work? How do you get a threading draft from a profile draft? Based on 4-shaft theory, you will learn how useful and interesting playing with blocks can be.


It’s true. I confess. I used to hate Crackle Weave. Not any more! Come share with me the joys of traditional, classic, polychrome, and Scandinavian crackle. Let’s discuss threading, transition threads and units. See what it looks like when woven as Summer & Winter or Bronson Lace, Italian style or swivel. And we’ll do all this on 4 shafts. So join me in exploring my new addiction – crackle!



Registration opens January 20, at 6 pm MST, check out registration page, link at the top of this page.

Depending on how fast the classes fill, registration will be confirmed in 2 to 4 weeks. Supply lists will be sent out and security payments will be requested for each class. Lecture is free to the public, please feel free to attend with your friends. The classes are free of charge to members in good standing, class fee will be $10 per day, payable upon registration to secure your spot. Payments can be sent to Vicki Robson,

Other important details. Students will be provided with a draft after registration. All weaving materials are the responsibility of the student. Handout, coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided, students required to bring their own lunch and reusable coffee cup. Edmonton Weavers’ Guild has a limited number of table looms available for rent to members, see home page for details.


There is a fee for all members that covers class materials, refreshments, etc. Students must be a member at large or a member of  the following guilds:

  • Edmonton and District Quilt Guild
  • Edmonton Rug Hooking Guild
  • Edmonton Needlework Guild
  • Edmonton Weavers Guild
  • Black Gold Quilt Patch Guild
  • Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts
  • Evergreen Spinners and Weavers Guild
  • Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild

You must be a member of Focus on Fibre Art Association for 90 days to take advantage of classes.

  For membership please contact