Welcome to the world of weaving! This beginner weaving class will have you settling into the meditative motions of creating handwoven textiles, to walk away with the beginnings of your own contemporary handwoven piece. Whether you love crazy bold colours and textures or muted tones and geometric shapes, this workshop is for lovers of all different styles, allowing you to create a woven tapestry perfect for your home.
Your weaving guide, Shawnee completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2016 and has years of experience and knowledge in hand-weaving techniques. This Gold Coast-based fibre artist, behind Shawnee Made & Found, will share with you her passion for loom weaving and connectedness with materials, as well as insight into her design and artistic process when creating beautiful handwoven wall art. Shawnee draws inspiration from organic shapes and natural, earthy colours, and often incorporates recycled, natural and hand-dyed materials into her work. In this workshop you will learn the skills and basic techniques of weaving and then be encouraged to embark on your own creative process, making a handwoven wallhanging that echoes your personal style and tastes. As weaving is a slow, meditative craft, the time frame of this class will allow you a good start on your own weaving, and equip you with the know-how to keep weaving and finish your piece at home.
So, join us for a relaxing morning of making, and go home with the centuries old skill of tapestry weaving and your gorgeous, unique work in progress. Plus you take home your very own loom and weaving kit so you can keep on creating one masterpiece after another!
21 FINGAL ST
$120 per person
ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED + TAKE HOME LOOM + MORNING TEA