Note: Workshop instructors are listed alphabetically by state. You must contact the instructor directly for workshop availability and to register. It is the responsibility of each instructor to respond to queries and maintain updated contact information and scheduling. The Weaving Kind does not guarantee workshop availability.
JANELLE PIETRZAK // LOS ANGELES
Janelle teaches Introduction to Frame Loom weaving classes with a focus on inspiration and materials. In addition to providing weaving instruction locally in Los Angeles, Janelle will be teaching at the 2017 Weaving Kind Makerie.
AMA WERTZ // SAN FRANCISCO + BAY AREA
Learn the basics of artful tapestry weaving, including setting up your loom and essential techniques to start you on a deep weaving journey.
In an intimate class setting, you will learn how to warp your loom, the basic stitches of woven tapestry, and finishing techniques; we will also explore how to incorporate alternative materials such as denim, leather, or found natural materials to create diverse textures in your tapestry.
Kumihimo, Lucet, and Hand Loom workshops, summer camp, and retreats for children and adults which include creating looms from wood and weaving with plant-dyed wool yarns.
JOSLYN VILLALPANDO // CHICAGO
Inspired by the old sewing circles and expanding on the theme of intimate, creative social gatherings, I curate craft events at some of Chicago's most beloved bars, restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques, and breweries. I love utilizing classic, traditional art/craft processes such as weaving, embroidery, printmaking, and watercolor, and putting a contemporary spin on them to bring you a unique learning experience.
CLARE NICHOLLS // BALTIMORE
Clare offers modern tapestry weaving workshops that emphasize the learner's personal vocabulary of imagery, shape, and color.
MARYANNE MOODIE // BROOKLYN
Maryanne has drawn on her decade long experience as an art teacher as well as her time as a weaver to develop a challenging and engaging weaving curriculum that includes beginners' workshops that cover the basic techniques of tapestry weaving, as well as intermediate design classes that seek to inspire established weavers.
GABRIELLE MITCHELL // BROOKLYN
Gabi teaches Introduction to Weaving Workshops where you will learn all the basics from warping the loom to finishing off the weaving and hanging it on the dowel. You'll learn everything you need to know to create a unique woven wall hanging.
Collapse Weave on 4 and 8 Shafts; Painted Warps to Maximize Color in Your Weaving; One Warp, Many Structures; Deflected Double Weave as a Collapse Weave; Indigo Dyeing; Introduction to Shibori Dyeing with Indigo; Natural Dyeing with Osage Orange, Cochineal, and Indigo; How to Make Dorset Buttons
I teach creative and fun beginner weaving workshops in my bright Brooklyn Heights jewelry boutique.
LESLIE FESPERMAN // CHARLOTTE
I’m passionate about sharing knowledge with others, I teach a series of beginning weaving classes and I coordinate the programming at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room in Yadkinville, NC and travel to other venues to foster learning and creativity in the fiber world.
SARAH HARSTE // COLUMBUS
Based in Columbus, OH, Sarah offers beginner and intermediate level weaving classes throughout the Midwest, including cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh; all students learn to weave on her handmade wooden frame looms.
Offering beginner and intermediate level weaving workshops. Each student takes home their own hand loom and tools, weaving patterns, instruction booklet and lots of knowledge to send them on their new weaving journey!
I offer tapestry wall hanging weaving workshops as well as two-day intermediate weaving workshops in my light-filled private art studio in the trees, often featuring local ethically sourced wools and other unusual up-cycled materials.