Create your own handwoven wall hanging in an inspired and relaxing atmosphere. You’ll learn the basics of weaving on a lap loom, receive 4 hours of hands-on instruction and plenty of ideas and encouragement. Plus, you can take home your loom kit for further exploration and weaving. BYOY (bring your own yarn) encouraged, and alternative/upcycled fibers if you’d like.
Ages: Most suitable for adults of all ages - no experience necessary!
Materials: Loom kit and yarn is included in the cost of the class. BYOY encouraged, but not mandatory (bring your own yarn - emphasis on using up your scrap bin yarn/ little balls leftover from finished/abandoned projects to have the best color selection). Pen to jot down ideas, beverage/snacks if desired.
Instructor: Vanessa Lauria
Vanessa Lauria is the maker and artist behind pidge pidge. She weaves modern scarves, accessories and home decor that merge the craft of traditional weaving with a passion for modern color and texture. Her work is colorful and vibrant, and she loves to experiment with unique fibers and play with unexpected color combinations. Vanessa has previously taught weaving workshops in Buffalo and Joshua Tree, CA. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on Fibers from Syracuse University. Follow her weaving and natural dye adventures on instagram here: bit.ly/pidgepidgeIG. Subscribe to her newsletter here: bit.ly/pidgenews
NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our class policies.
Vanessa is also offering a drop in rate ($30) for students that attended her last workshop. Students would bring in their pidge pidge loom kits and have access to her for questions, a refresher on the course, and access to the fiber bar.
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