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Freestyle Weaving: Joyful Alchemy

With Lianna Gilman

  • Ended
  • $40 sug. donation
  • Create Space Langley

Service Description

Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22 & 29 1:00-3:00 PM Requested donation: $40 for the four session class. (If you are unable to pay $40, please donate as you are able.) Your donations ensure the future of Create Space. Anyone can have a good time with free-style weaving. It’s a great introduction for people who are completely new to weaving and it’s a whole new dimension for people who have experience with traditional weaving. This approach is easy and quick to learn. Nothing has to line up straight or look perfect, and there are no patterns or rules to follow. These sessions are all about playing with color and texture. However your piece comes out, it will be just right – that’s the magic of free-style weaving. Over the 4 sessions, we’ll cover the basics of how to warp a simple cardboard or frame loom, weave, tie off, and attach a hanging rod, plus some additional techniques for playing with both warp and weft. We’ll also explore weaving on 3-dimensional objects like wire baskets, Y-shaped or curved sticks, picture frames, musical instruments, egg cartons, etc. Everyone is encouraged to follow their own curiosity and share their innovations in the spirit of learning from each other. Some people might finish a weaving during a single class, others might want more time – either way is okay. At the end of each session, you can take home your loom and a bag of materials to work with on your own. 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, and more Extra benefit: Free-style weaving on these 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. Visit for more about her work. Covid considerations: the room has good ventilation and we run a high-powered air purifier. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please bring one.

Contact Details

  • 723 Cascade Avenue


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