Learn to Weave!

I have two weaving classes and a weekend workshop coming up in Austin this fall and next spring

September 13 – October 25, 2016  Weaving for Beginners
Class meets weekly for 7 weeks 1-4 on Tuesdays
The Contemporary Austin, Art School at Laguna Gloria
Registration link

November 19-20 Weekend workshop
Dukagång, Krabbsnår, Halvkrabba — OH MY: Exploring Scandinavian Art Weaves
The Contemporary Austin, Art School at Laguna Gloria
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November 1 – December 13, 2016  Beyond Basics
Class meets weekly for 7 weeks 1-4 on Tuesdays
The Contemporary Austin, Art School at Laguna Gloria
Registration link

January 17 – February 28, 2017  Weaving for Beginners
Class meets weekly for 7 weeks 1-4 on Tuesdays
The Contemporary Austin, Art School at Laguna Gloria

March 21 – May 25, 2017  Weaving for Beginners
Class meets weekly for 7 weeks 1-4 on Tuesdays
The Contemporary Austin, Art School at Laguna Gloria

June 2, 2017
Dukagång, Krabbsnår, Halvkrabba — OH MY: Exploring Scandinavian Art Weaves
Contemporary Handweavers of Texas 2017 Conference
Conference information link

Weaving for Beginners

Learn the basics of making cloth on a loom. We will cover planning a project, choosing yarns, warping and setting up the loom and, of course, weaving. By the end of the course you will have learned a wonderful, addicting new craft and made yourself a scarf or bag  to boot! No experience necessary. The materials fee includes the rental of a Cricket loom.

Beyond Basics:  Adventures at 8 Ends Per Inch

If you’re comfortable warping and weaving on a Cricket loom, let’s move beyond scarves and plain weave and explore weaving as an art form. Techniques covered include Scandinavian art weaves (halvkrabba, dukagång, krabbsnår), pickup inlay techniques, tapestry, color and weave,  and hand-manipulated lace structures.  We might even get into some embedded electronics!  Students can work from the provided sampler or create their own design. We will also discuss some color theory and the interaction of color, as well as how materials and texture affect the final project.

You Wove With What?

Ever wonder what it’s like to weave with straw? How about VCR tape? In this class, we will explore nontraditional materials from paper to wire! We might even see what we can find to work with on the Laguna Gloria grounds. You should be comfortable warping and weaving on a Cricket loom. Please contact the instructor if you have any questions.

Any class  can be repeated.