Wed, Aug 02|
Create Space Langley
Free Style Weaving: August Monthly Get Together
Time & Location
Aug 02, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Create Space Langley, Langley, WA 98260, USA
About the event
Free-Style Weaving: May Monthly Get Together
With Lianna Gilman
Wednesday, August 2, 10 am to 12 noon
Limited to 10 participants
Suggested donation: $10 per session if you are able. (Donations will be shared between Lianna and the Create Space future teachers fund).
For Covid safety we require mask-wearing.
We’re continuing the March-April free-style weaving class with a once-a-month get-together. Even if you missed the first series, you’re welcome to join these sessions, where you can quickly and easily learn the techniques. Our focus will be on free-style weaving (using cardboard or 3-dimensional objects as the loom) and knotting (creating necklaces, cording etc).
No previous weaving experience is needed. In the free-style approach, there are no patterns or rules to follow, no right or wrong ways of creating. What emerges is simply an exploration of color, texture, curiosity, and natural self-expression that creates a joyful alchemy and a sense of liberation. Everyone is supported to follow their own curiosities and encouraged to share their weavings in the spirit of learning from each other.
Basic materials will be provided:
- Cardboard looms in a variety of sizes
- Exuberant assortment of yarn, fabric, roving, ribbon, wire, bubble-wrap, mesh produce bags, feathers, and more
Participants, please bring these additional materials:
- Any of the above materials from home plus anything else that sparks your interest – e.g., trim, buttons, beads, paper, raffia, wire, charms, shoelaces, old favorite clothing that’s no longer wearable, pantyhose, etc.
- Your own table-top loom, if you have one you’d like to use, and/or 3D objects to weave on (curved driftwood or branches, picture frames, wire or plastic mesh, lamp shades, etc)
- Optional: Dowel, driftwood, bamboo or anything else that will serve as a hanging rod
- Optional: A jumbo-eye weaving, netting or craft needle, or a stick shuttle, if you happen to already have one
- Optional: A fork or comb with well-spaced tines/teeth
Extra benefit: Free-style weaving on cardboard looms is a great activity for sharing with friends, children and grandchildren. With a pre-warped loom and a bag of weavables, you can easily make up a kit that travels well and provides lots of opportunity for creative play.
Lianna Gilman is a free-style weaver and fiber artist with an adventurous mixed-media spirit. She creates one-of-a-kind wearable art, wall-hangings, table-runners, home decor, vessels, and whimsical whatnots – all of which are lively with the interplay of magic and craft. Visit www.heartsong-weaving.com for more about her work.