Past Workshops


 

MOMCAMP

intro. tapestry Weaving for Moms:

Lake George, NY

July 28, 2018

 

 

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, a group of moms gathered to learn to weave their own creative wall hangings.  We had a wonderful time in a beautiful lake view setting learning to weave while discussing the role of textile art and creative practice in today's busy society.   An ancient technique practiced all over the world, weaving is a beautiful meditative art form that can easily be incorporated into day to day life. 

To learn more about MOMCAMP visit: www.momcampny.com

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Weaving w/ Queens Farm Fibers:

QUEEN'S COUNTY FARM MUSEUM

SAT. JUNE 16,2018

 

In this introductory class we spent the day outdoors learning to weave with Queen's County Fibers on portable frame looms.  The class was held in an open-air tent behind the historic farmhouse.  The day started with a farm tour where the students met the Queens Farm flock whose fiber made up the naturally dyed woolen yarn we then learned how to turn into creative pieces of textile art! 

Learn more about Queen's County Farm Museum here: www.queensfarm.org

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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. 

To learn more about Buckwheat Bridge Angoras visit:

http://bwbagoats.com

 

 

Farm to Textile Weekend Retreat :

Hudson, NY

May 20 - 21, 2017

 

 

Full Process

Chicago, IL.

2.18.2017

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.