JUNE 16 : QUEENS, NY
WEAVING W/ QUEENS FARM FIBERS
Queens County Farm Museum
Sat, June 16, 2018
11:00 am–2:00 pm
This introductory class will give you the tools and skills to create beautiful woolen tapestries. Spend the day outdoors learning to weave on your new portable frame loom. We'll meet the Queens Farm flock and then learn how to turn their naturally dyed woolen yarn into gorgeous pieces of textile art. You will leave with an understanding of the fundamentals of tapestry weaving as well as some specialized techniques to achieve unique textures and woven patterns for your piece. Course fee includes the cost of materials that are yours to keep: a loom, weaving tools, and enough yarn to complete at least one 12" x 16" wall hanging.
This class will take place outdoors in our open-air tent behind the historic farmhouse. Please dress appropriately. You are welcome to bring snacks to enjoy during the 3-hour class.
FEE: $175 / Non-member; $170 / Queens Farm Member
Register today! Click here to sign up.
JULY 28 : Lake George, NY
intro to tapestry Weaving for Moms
July 27-29, 2018
Lake George, New York
Part of a two day summer camp experience in upstate New York providing spent moms a chance to catch their breath, bond with other women, take in nature, and get some much deserved SLEEP!
In this 3-hour class, learn to weave your own creative wall hangings in this Introduction to Tapestry Weaving. An ancient technique practiced all over the world, weaving is a beautiful meditative art form that can easily be incorporated into your day to day life. This class will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of tapestry weaving as well as some specialized techniques to achieve unique textures and woven patterns for your piece. You will leave with the skills to create your own cloth which can stand alone or be part of future sewing projects. The workshop fee includes tools and materials that will be yours to keep: a loom, weaving tools, and enough yarn to complete at least one 12" x 16" wall hanging.
This two day workshop explored the process of textile creation from the very beginning. Weavers Dee Clements and Margot Becker partnered with the fiber farm Buckwheat Bridge Angoras to offer this Fiber to Textile weekend retreat. We had a great full day on the farm, meeting the animals, seeing sheep shearing demos, and processing our own fiber in the solar and wind powered fiber mill. We then learned how to use our new drop spindles to hand spin the roving we made ourselves. The second day was a full studio day in the town of Hudson, NY at Drop Forge and Tool where we learned how to weave our homespun yarn into a beautiful textile on portable lap looms.
Farm to Textile Weekend Retreat :
May 20 - 21, 2017
In this fiber to textile workshop Dee and Margot presented their students with the tools and skills needed to create textile art pieces from scratch. The morning was spent learning how to spin wool into yarn on a drop spindle, a simple and ancient tool. Working with a variety of natural fibers and experimenting with wool, mohair and angora students created their own unique skeins of yarn. We will then used those skeins, other yarns, and roving to learn the fundamentals of tapestry weaving.