U.S. WORKSHOPS

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. 


ARKANSAS

DEBBIE DAVIS [RED SCOTTIE FIBERS] // EUREKA SPRINGS // www.redscottiefibers.com // redscottie@cox.net

Beginning, refresher and specialty weaving classes offered in our historic Eureka Springs studio/shop.


CALIFORNIA

JANELLE PIETRZAK // LOS ANGELES

www.allroadsdesign.com // allroadstravelled@gmail.com

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

 

RACHEL EHLIN [MR. BLUE SKYE] // SAN DIEGO

mrblueskye.bigcartel.com // mrblueskye1@gmail.com

Learn rigid-heddle weaving over the course of four classes in Rachel's intimate Little Italy studio space. 

 

Photo by Emma Fineman

Photo by Emma Fineman

AMA WERTZ // SAN FRANCISCO + BAY AREA

www.amawertz.com // ama.wertz@gmail.com

Learn the basics of artful tapestry weaving, including setting up your loom and essential techniques to start you on a deep weaving journey.

 

 

LISA SPAYDE // SAN FRANCISCO + BAY AREA // lisaspayde.bigcartel.com // spayde@gmail.com

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.

JENNIFER TAN // SACRAMENTO + NAPA // www.syrendell.com // info@syrendell.com

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.


COLORADO

SARAH NEUBERT // DENVER + FRONT RANGE

www.sarahneubert.com // sarah@sarahneubert.com    

Sarah teaches public and private weaving workshops including Weaving 101, Weaving 201, and Weaving as Meditation, with an emphasis on weaving as a healing practice.


ILLINOIS

KIMMY COMPTON [GATHER HANDWOVEN] // CHICAGO

www.gatherhandwoven.com // kimmy@gatherhandwoven.com

I offer Beginning Weaving Workshops (loom and all materials included), Textural Roving Workshops, Teen and Kids Weaving Workshops, Indigo Dyeing and private fiber-based events in Chicago.

 

JOSLYN VILLALPANDO // CHICAGO

http://www.joslynvilla.com // joslynvilla@gmail.com

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.

AMY GABBERT [MOSSWOOD MOON ] // EVANSTON

http://amygabbert.squarespace.com // mosswoodmoon@gmail.com

Beginning and Advanced Weaving for Adults / Beginning Weaving for youth 7-12 and youth 13-18.


KANSAS

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JESSICA MACY [WHISKER ROW] // KANSAS CITY

www.whiskerrow.com // whiskerrow@gmail.com

Learn the basics of weaving, complete your own woven wall hanging, and take the tools and skills with you to keep on making at home with Jess of Whisker Row.


MARYLAND

CLARE NICHOLLS // BALTIMORE 

www.clare-nicholls.com

Clare offers modern tapestry weaving workshops that emphasize the learner's personal vocabulary of imagery, shape, and color.

 


MISSOURI

RACHEL DENBOW [SMILE AND WAVE] // SPRINGFIELD

smileandwave.bigcartel.com // racheldenbow@gmail.com

Obtain foundational weaving skills and creative direction through clear instructions as you explore your new favorite medium!


NEW YORK

MARYANNE MOODIE // BROOKLYN

www.maryannemoodie.com // hello@maryannemoodie.com

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. 

ALICIA SCARDETTA // BROOKLYN

www.aliciascardetta.com // info@aliciascardetta.com

Alicia Scardetta offers tapestry weaving workshops where you can learn the basics of weaving on a frame loom and explore color, pattern, and texture!

 

KRISTA STEINBERG [LOOMING JANE] // BROOKLYN

www.loomingjane.com // krista@loomingjane.com

I offer classes catered to beginner and intermediate weavers who want to learn in an experimental and conceptual environment, using fiber and natural dyes to create contemporary textiles.

 

KAT HOWARD // HUDSON VALLEY

www.kat-howard.com // bookmeatstudio@gmail.com

Kat teaches introductory tapestry weaving on a frame loom, weaving intuitively, and how to create your own 'fibre poems.'

 

WHITNEY CRUTCHFIELD [WE GATHER] // BROOKLYN

www.wegathergoods.com // whitney@wegathergoods.com

WE GATHER offers beginner and intermediate weaving classes with a focus on the rigid heddle loom, as well as dyeing classes for those who want to learn how to add color to their lives.

 

VANESSA LAURIA [PIDGE PIDGE] // BUFFALO

http://pidgepidge.etsy.com // vanessalauria@gmail.com

Beginner tapestry weaving workshops in a relaxed + inspired setting with an emphasis on color, experimentation and play; all are welcome from fiber newbies to crafty pros! @hellopidgepidge on instagram.

 

GABRIELLE MITCHELL // BROOKLYN 

etsy.com/shop/gsmcreates // mitchell.gabi@gmail.com

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.

DENISE KOVNAT // ROCHESTER // www.denisekovnat.com // dkovn@hotmail.com

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

MARISSA ALPERIN // BROOKLYN // www.marissaalperin.com // mastudio@gmail.com

I teach creative and fun beginner weaving workshops in my bright Brooklyn Heights jewelry boutique.


NORTH CAROLINA

LESLIE FESPERMAN // CHARLOTTE

www.leslie-fesperman.com // lesliefesperman589@gmail.com

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.


OHIO

SARAH HARSTE // COLUMBUS

www.shesgotthefever.com // sarah@shesgotthefever.com

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.


PENNSYLVANIA

TARA KILEY-ROTHWELL // HARRISBURG // www.saorikitetales.com // kitetalesweaving@gmail.com

Registered SAORI weaving studio and instructor offering instruction in SAORI Japanese freestyle weaving.


TEXAS

DREA PETERS // AUSTIN //  www.instaDesignGroup.com // dreapeters@me.com

Learn everything you need, from start to finish, to begin making one-of-a-kind woven wall hangings!


Virginia

JEN WHITCOMB // ROANOKE // hawkandowlweaving.com // hawkandowlweaving@gmail.com

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!


WASHINGTON

MANDY GREER // SEATTLE // mandygreer.wordpress.com // greermandy@gmail.com

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.


WISCONSIN

MELISSA JENKINS // MADISON

instagram.com/melissa_jenkins // melissajenkinsdsgns@gmail.com

Offering beginner & intermediate weaving workshops, pop-ups, private lessons, & party packages throughout the Midwest, including additional topics such as woven jewelry, ornaments, and more!