#141 Q Wirtz –Continuing Your Freestyle Weaving Journey Evening Wednesday $50

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$50.00
#141 Q Wirtz –Continuing Your Freestyle Weaving Journey  Wednesday Evening 6-9pm  Bldg 9 South   $50 Skill level:  All levels welcome Workshop Description:  Weave your heart! Learn to weave freestyle and free-spirited on a simple, easy-to-use floor loom. Honor your inner sense of beauty and truth as you play with color,...
$50.00

#141 Q Wirtz –Continuing Your Freestyle Weaving Journey  Wednesday Evening 6-9pm  Bldg 9 South   $50

Skill level:  All levels welcome

Workshop Description:  Weave your heart! Learn to weave freestyle and free-spirited on a simple, easy-to-use floor loom. Honor your inner sense of beauty and truth as you play with color, texture, and technique, and come away with a unique piece of woven art that reflects your creative spirit (yes, you do have one!). Students will learn the basic skills of freestyle weaving on a highly approachable two-harness SAORI floor loom. The class will emphasize play, experimentation, and individual exploration of color and texture in the service of personal expression; a few simple weaving techniques will be taught along the way. Students will take home what they weave. No previous experience with weaving required (though experienced weavers are as welcome as complete novices). Freestyle weaving is intended to be accessible to everyone, no matter their level of skill or knowledge. Class open to students 8 years old and up; students must be tall enough to reach the floor pedals on the looms and able to focus for the duration of the class.

Participants should bring:  Instructor will provide all necessary tools and materials. If students want to bring something personally meaningful to them to incorporate into their weaving if possible, they're welcome–indeed, encouraged–to do so. Some past examples: specialty paper, pieces of jewelry (this is a fun use for unmatched earrings and stray pendants), dyed or undyed fiber, leftover quantities of treasured yarn too small to knit or crochet into a finished item. Otherwise, students just need to bring their willingness to experiment and explore–and to practice imperfection!

Homework:  None!

Material Fee:  $50  Includes use of pre-warped SAORI loom; use of associated tools (shuttles, bobbins, etc.); access to and use of a wide variety of different weaving materials, including yarn in various fibers, colors, and textures, embroidery floss, fabric scraps, fiber, trim, beads, wire, Mylar, etc. Each student will also get a bag of fibery treasures to keep; these can be used in class, in a future weaving, or both.

Class Limit:  10

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