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Continuing the Freestyle Weaving Journey

Class Instructor: Liza Q Wirtz

  • Ended
  • 80 US dollars
  • 3051 Leestown Rd

Service Description

So you’ve done a little weaving in the freestyle world - here, elsewhere, maybe on your own - and find it speaks to your creative heart. Now you want to learn some new techniques and tricks to add to your freespirited toolbox and to put those skills into practice as you continue down your weaving path. Sounds like you? Then invite this class into your life! Students will learn various simple ways to add creativity and personal expression to both warp and weft and will practice those techniques as they weave the fabric of their heart on a highly approachable and easy-to-use two-harness SAORI floor loom. They’ll also be encouraged to push their exploration of color and texture in ways that challenge and inspire them. Students will take home what they weave. Supplemental warps, interlaid and interlocked shapes, rya knots, loops and worms, and more creative choices await! Warped looms and associated tools (shuttles, bobbins, etc.), plus access to various different weaving materials: yarn in a variety of fibers, colors, and textures, beads, wire, embroidery floss, Mylar, fabric scraps, fiber, etc. Materials: Instructor will provide all tools and materials. If students want to bring something personally meaningful to them to incorporate into their weaving if possible, they're welcome--indeed, encouraged--to do so. Some past examples: specialty paper, pieces of jewelry (this is a fun use for unmatched earrings!), dyed or undyed fiber, leftover quantities of treasured yarn too small to knit or crochet a finished item with. Skills: This class is designed for folks who have a little weaving experience and want to add to their existing skill set. That experience can be on any loom--rigid heddle, table loom, SAORI or other floor loom--and it does not have to be extensive; students simply need to have some basic experience of and a modicum of comfort with weaving on a loom. Otherwise, students should just bring their willingness to experiment and explore--and to practice imperfection! Other: Class is open to anyone 8 years old and up. Students must be tall enough to reach the floor pedals on the looms and should be able to focus and to sit on a slightly padded keyboard bench for the duration of the class, with occasional breaks. Registration fee included in cost of class.


Cancellation Policy

Each Workshop has a minimum and maximum number of students. If minimum is not reached two weeks before the scheduled event, the class is subject to cancellation. Once maximum is reached, the class will be closed and a waiting list will be generated. Further instructions for the workshop will be emailed to each student prior to the class. Workshop Refund Policy – no refunds within 5 days of event- except in cases of total event cancellation. 50% refund 15+ days prior to the event. Registrations are fully transferrable- contact sarabeth@kentuckysheepandfiber.com for more info on how to transfer a class registration.


Contact Details

  • 3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, 40511, USA

    sarabeth@kentuckysheepandfiber.com