Freeform tapestry weaving is an expressive, process-oriented way to explore traditional handweaving techniques to create a piece that is personal and unique. A standing tabletop loom enables us to incorporate a wealth of textures such as fluffy roving, long fleece locks, silk ribbon, cotton punis, and handspun art yarn. We’ll learn how to set up the loom and plan a design. Using various weave structures and knotting methods, we’ll discover how to achieve geometric shapes and contours. At the end of class, everyone will have completed their own sampler tapestry to take home. All equipment, tools, and materials will be provided, and participants are invited to bring any special fibers or yarn they would like to include in their works.
No experience necessary. 3 hour class with a 30 minute break for lunch. Class is limited to 12 participants. Class will take place outdoors with social distancing measures in place.
About the instructor: Anne Choi is a fiber artist who is committed to supporting local fiber farms and mills. Her classes explore the relationship between craft and imagination. Participants are encouraged to investigate time-honored traditions, infused with contemporary techniques and personal vision. She raises a small flock of Shetland sheep in Bedminster, NJ, and never tires of watching them grow their fleeces. Anne serves on the board of the North American Shetland Sheep Association, and is the director of NJ Fibershed, an educational nonprofit promoting local fiber production and use.
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