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Freestyle Weaving for a Creative Spirit

Class Instructor: Liza Q Wirtz

  • Started May 21
  • 80 US dollars
  • 3051 Leestown Rd

Service Description

Learn to weave freestyle and freespirited on a simple floor loom. Honor your own inner sense of beauty and truth as you play with color, texture, and technique, and come away with a unique piece of woven art that reflects your heart. Students will learn the basic skills of freestyle weaving on a highly approachable and easy-to-use two-harness SAORI floor loom. A few simple weaving techniques will be taught, but the emphasis of the class will be on exploration of color and texture in the service of personal expression. Students will take home what they weave. 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: No previous experience with weaving required (though experienced weavers are as welcome as complete novices). Freestyle weaving is intended to be accessible to everyone, no matter their level of skill or knowledge. Students just need to 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 the class cost.

Upcoming Sessions

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