1. Take a look at my woven fabrics and get ideas for techniques you want to try. Also find color combinations that appeal to you. 2. Enter the yarn zone. Choose your color and texture palette! 3. Learn to wind yarn onto bobbins, so you can begin your creation. 4. Start simple, learn the basic steps of weaving. Shuttle, feet, beat! 5. As you get comfortable start adding texture, colors, design with different techniques. 6. When you near the end of your time, we take your piece off the loom and finish the ends by knotting the warp. 7. You walk out the door with your woven creation!
I weave fabric and design unique clothing using a free style method of weaving. Currently, I am a member of 7 Arts Gallery where I create and sell one of a kind clothing, accessories and traditional Rio Grande rugs. I studied Rio Grande weaving at Tierra Wools, a traditional weaving center in northern New Mexico and Saori weaving in Osaka, Japan. Textiles have been a passion of mine for over 30 years. I draw on all my experiences with textiles and weaving to create in a no pressure, easy style which I would love to share with you!
Loom, yarn, supplies
We will be weaving in a downtown art gallery. Our creations will be made while surrounded by colorful art from 5 different local artists.
I am fairly flexible, write me if you have a special time you'd like to come. We might be able to work something out. Eat or snack before you come, eating while weaving is difficult!