FIBER ART: BEGINNING WEAVING on a FRAME LOOM
WHEN: November 7 & 8
TIME: 1pm - 5pm
SKILL LEVEL: Art, Craft. Beginners or others who need a refresher, no experience necessary.
AGE: Adults & teens 13+
TYPE OF EVENT: 2-day workshop
SUPPLIES: All supplies included (optional to bring more yarn)
INSTRUCTOR: Patti Kramer, desertbrush.com
Please note: The first photo shows a partially woven piece in the size we will be doing in this class. The width will be 7" wide and up to 17" long (longer if you add fringe). The other two photos show ones that are a little wider, but I'm including them to give you an idea of what they look like as a centerpiece and wallhanging.
This is a class for beginners who have never woven before - or who haven't woven in a long time and have forgotten the basics.
I'll have a simple frame loom for each of you to use.
The warp is the first yarns/string that are stretched across a loom that you will weave yarns between. You will learn to warp your loom, then be introduced to six basic weaving techniques and will have time to practice with each. The different techniques will give your weaving a variety of textures. Once you've learned and practiced these basic weaves, you will be set free to continue weaving however you'd like, using the techniques.
Everything you need will be provided (loom, yarn, tools). I have lots of yarn in a variety of colors and textures to choose from. Optional: If you have yarn at home that you'd like to use, bring it along.
If you make a centerpiece, nothing more is needed. If you plan to use your weaving as a wallhanging, think about what you'd like to have at the top to hang it from. I will have some tree branches you can pick from, or you can bring something from home. Examples are a wood dowel, driftwood, metal pipe..). It should be cut to size before you come to the second day of class - any size between 7 3/4" - 11" will work well.
You will go home with a finished weaving and the knowledge of how to make a simple frame loom and warp it.
Have questions? Contact Patti at email@example.com.
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