This event is now sold out, but you can still register for the waitlist if room becomes available.
During these unprecedented times, it's nice to have a meditative art practice to help you relax and practice mindfulness. Weaving creates space for you and your feelings at the same time. It can have a tangible outcome (like a wall-hanging or placemat), or be purely for relaxation and play. Either way, it becomes a transcript of your mood and imagination! This is a virtual workshop, presented via Zoom.
In this workshop we will:
- Use materials from around your home
- Use cardboard to create a loom
- Learn how to warp a loom
- Basic weaving techniques
- How to remove your piece from the loom and finish it
In this 2-hour class, we will learn the basics of weaving with little investment. Using a cardboard loom that we make ourselves and materials we collect from around our homes, we will go over basic weaving techniques. This is a perfect way to use up yarns you have leftover from a project while adding beads, trims, feathers, or about anything else you can imagine. We will let the materials guide us and see where they take us. Our intuition will lead us while we slow down our thoughts and enjoy the creative process. No experience necessary and all are welcome.
Participants are responsible for collecting their own materials for this workshop (many of these items can be found at thrift stores if you don't have them at home)
- Something to weave with: Yarns, threads, fabric scraps, paper - anything that is flexible that we can entangle into our loom.
- Cardboard: Cereal box, shipping box, shoe box
- Pen, pencil, or marker
- Flare: Feathers, lace, trim, pompoms, beads, etc.
- Fork (optional)
- Darning Needle/Needle with a large eye (optional)
Alisa McRonald: her woven weirdos live in the ironic pop-culture paradise of a Queer GenX Feminist. Her work is a tactile fruit salad with a soupçon of the esoteric. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar Japan, Nylon Magazine, and Giant Robot Magazine. She was awarded the 2020 Best of Craft and Design Award from the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.