This workshop is a mini textile retreat, for those who wish to learn the craft of weaving in an inspiring and thoughtful setting. Instructor Rachel Snack approaches weaving as a meditative process, and during this 3-hr weaving workshop students will learn the basics of weaving on a frame loom and the history of the art form in a conscious learning environment. The practice of weaving is slow, mindful and repetitive, and when this process is embraced it can be relaxing for the mind and body — even therapeutic.
Along with the weaving steps, students will also learn about different yarns and their uses, finishing techniques (how to complete your weaving after it’s taken off the loom) and ideas for future textile designs. Most students will walk away with a finished weaving – a piece of wall art, a pillow decoration or woven accessory – but this is not necessary as all students will be able to keep their looms, weaving supplies and fiber for future projects. Beautifully crafted looms and quality yarns will be selected for this class to guarantee all projects created are made to last. This workshop also includes light snacks and refreshments.
About the Instructor:
Rachel Snack is a weaver, textile artist and conservator. Rachel is the founder of Weaver House, a textile studio dedicated to preserving craft tradition through hand-making and weaving education. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Fiber & Material Studies at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and her Master of Science in Textile Design at Philadelphia University. She has exhibited her work internationally, and taught courses on weaving, fiber dyeing and textile conservation throughout the United States. You can view her fine art textile work here.
The fine print:
All materials are included in the ticket price and participants will take home their loom + weaving supplies, along with a generous amount of fiber. All ticket sales are final, however can be transferred — if you can no longer attend a class you may gift your ticket to a friend. Please inform us ahead of time by emailing email@example.com. Although rare, we reserve the right to cancel this workshop and refund ticket sales for any reason.