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I teach in-person weaving classes and workshops in the Richmond, Virginia area and online courses that you can take anywhere! I believe in learning the right way to weave FIRST and I encourage experimentation ALWAYS! Interested in having me teach a weaving class or workshop? Scroll down to my contact form and we can talk logistics!
Current ZOOM Weaving Class
Tapestry Frame Weaving
April 24 – May 15
Learn to weave on a portable frame loom. We’ll cover 2-selvedge warping and tapestry planning as well as tapestry techniques such as color blending, basic shape construction, eccentric weft, rya knots and more. Students will finish the class with a sampler and the ability to create a finished weaving!
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What Do You Want to Learn?
Online Weaving Classes
You Should Take An Online Class If:
You work better learning at your own pace. You want the ability to replay information over and over. You want access to an online community where you can share your weaving adventure with like-minded others. You want to weave from the comfort of your own home. You want access to course updates at no additional charge. All courses include downloadable pdf’s.
Warping Series –
2 Selvedge Frame Weaving
Warping Series –
4 Selvedge Frame Weaving
Learn to set up a simple frame loom for a weaving with 4 finished sides. This method can be used on any frame and is perfect for on the go weaving. 4 Selvedge weaving is ideal for those who don’t want to deal with finishing off their warp ends and prefer a clean edge. Planning your 4 selvedge weaving and weft end finishing will be discussed. *Recommended to sign up for the FREE butterfly mini course prior to taking this class.
Learn traditional tapestry techniques including multiple joining techniques, color blending, shape construction, eccentric weft, pick-and-pick, soumak, rya, and inlay. Most techniques discussed will include multiple options to best suit your weaving style. We will also discuss techniques to create straight selvedges, options for image building, and the use of alternative materials.
In-Person Weaving Classes (on hold due to Covid-19)
You Should Take An In-Person Class If:
You are the kind of student that learns better when surrounded by others that can help and inspire you. You prefer a fast-paced learning environment. You like to be able to ask questions as you go. You want to be able to see and feel the weaving samples and books. You live in the Richmond, VA area.
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond
4 Day Class – 3 hours each day
Learn to weave on a portable frame loom. We’ll introduce a range of warping techniques, with an emphasis on experimental weaving. We’ll also explore color striping, blending, basic shape construction, eccentric weft, and rya knots. You’ll construct your own frame loom, which you can keep for future projects.
Pattern Weaving for the Frame Loom
2 Day Workshop – 9 hours total
Expand your weaving skills by learning how to weave patterns on the frame loom. Explore techniques such as
1 Day Workshop – 6 hours total
Explore the possibilities of the embroidery stitch in order to create shaped weavings. We will learn three weaving stitch variations to create a sampler and take what we’ve learned to design and finish an embroidery weaving on canvas.
Dances With Wool – Midlothian, VA
Frame Weaving 101
4 Day Class – 2 hours each day
Learn the basics of setting up a 2 selvedge frame loom that you get to keep for future projects. We will discuss basic tapestry techniques such as color blending, shape building, eccentric weft, and more! Students will leave with one finished weaving sampler.