Program and Workshop Information

Sharing my knowledge, experience, and expertise gives me an opportunity to encourage other people and inspire them to be confident in their own creative ability. It would be a privilege to share my passion and skills with your guild.

I have the knowledge, experience, and organizational skill to present clearly and effectively. Workshops and programs have produced excellent results. References are available upon request. 

I offer a variety of programs and workshops which can be customized to address the interests of your guild:
"One Thread at a Time; A Weaver's Journey" is a slide presentation, 1 hour in length, which includes examples of my work and lessons learned along the way. Designed to educate, encourage, inspire, and entertain. 

Color Confidence 
3-day Workshop: 
Students will explore color compositions, learn how weave structures impact color interaction and discover fresh ideas for developing color studies. This workshop is a combination of presentation, discussion, and weaving; it is not a round robin workshop. Students will complete the workshop with a greater understanding of how colors interact in woven cloth. They will know how to sample effectively and how to evaluate ideas for cloth using their sample color combinations. They will leave the workshop with woven samples and confidence in their own creativity and ability to work successfully with color.  

$45 Materials fee: Includes a pre-wound warp (mailed 1 month prior to the workshop), a selection of over 100 colors of 8/2 cotton for weft, handouts, etc.

Color Confidence is also available as a 1/2-day (3 hour) workshop or as a 1 hour program.
Understanding the Design Process, Fabric to Wear   Are you intrigued by the idea of designing fabric for garments? This 1 day workshop will provide a thorough understanding of the design process including in-depth discussion regarding working through decisions about fiber, color, weave structure, and pattern selection. Participants will complete the workshop with the confidence to define design criteria, choose appropriate materials, & successfully translate ideas into garments.

Sample is Not a Four-Letter Word! Many weavers skip the sampling stage of the design process and miss the potential of ideas revealed only through sampling. This workshop  illustrates two things: Number 1, the valuable role sampling plays in the design process while demonstrating that it can be quick …and fun! And number 2, how sampling yields critical information regarding sett, color, shrinkage rates, weave structure, and finishing options.

Go Figure! Do you ever …wonder (or panic!) that you won't have enough yarn to finish a project? …cross your fingers in hopes the warp will be long enough after washing? …buy extra thread "just to be sure" you have enough? Take the uncertainty out of determining warp and weft requirements. In this 1½ hour workshop you will learn how to calculate and allow for take-up, shrinkage allowance, loom waste, pattern repeats, and fringe requirements.
Please visit my Facebook page for photos and to view work in progress:

Current Rates* for Programs and Workshops
  • 1-1½ Hour Program                   $350 (includes fashion show)
  • Mini Workshop (1½ hr)               $300 (when combined with program)
  • ½-day Workshop  (3 hr)             $425                        
  • Full-day Workshop (6 hr)           $650 per day
  • Three-day Workshop (18 hr)      $1950                                                              
*Other expenses to be covered include:
Round trip transportation from Orange County. If within driving distance, $.53/mile.
Any necessary baggage or shipping costs.
All meals.
Lodging, generally in the home of a guild member, with private bedroom and bathroom.


  1. Sarah

    I am cochair of the program committee for Desert Weavers & Spinners - who meet in Palm Desert. We have heard wonderful things about your trunk show ... power point presentation and are hoping that you can come to us on the fourth Monday in March of 2014 ... March 24th.

    Paula Durrant -

  2. Hi Sarah - We would like you to come and present your program and a 2 day workshop to the Portland Handweavers Guild. Please contact me with dates you are available between October and May so we can maybe work something out. Thank you - Linda Loken

  3. CNCH 2016 would like to see you come teach for us. Need email contact info to begin the process. Thank you, Stephenie Gaustad

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    2. Hi Stephenie,
      Thank you very much for contacting me. I would love to teach at CNCH! My email is:

  4. The Hawaii Handweavers' Hui would love to have you come to do a 3-day workshop in January 2017 - on both Oahu and Big Island. We need to know your interest ASAP so we can apply for a grant. Please e-mail us at Mahalo!

  5. Sarah, you are scheduled for a workshop in Houston - could you provide a photo of your work to post along with information about the workshop? is our blog url.
    Diane Ferguson

  6. Sarah - I've lost your email address. I wanted to send you a copy of a note I sent to Handwoven with a question.

    Also I wanted to say that I hope we can have a "date" when you're in Colorado for IWC this summer.

  7. The previous note is from

  8. Hi Sarah. Are you available to come to Atlanta to lead a 2 day workshop at the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild? The dates are September 20-21, 2019.
    Elizabeth Bein
    Workshop Chair

  9. Hi Sarah,

    I'm inquiring about your schedule for the fall of 2019 and 2020. The Saturday Handweavers Guild, Medford, Oregon is interested in your 3-day color workshop.

    Good forward to the opportunity to schedule with you,

    Deb Keberle
    Workshop coordinator