GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Beginner Loom Weaving
Catch weaver fever! Learn tapestry weaving as you design and make your own woven wall hangings in this fun and relaxing workshop. Total beginners welcome!
In this class you'll learn:
- How to make a simple DIY loom from chipboard
- How to set up the warp thread on your loom
- How to do weaving stitches including plain weave, soumak, and rya knots
- How to add fringe and tassels
- How to incorporate a variety of fiber weights and textures
- How to plan and execute your own design
You'll leave with a small weaving (approximately 6" wide) and the know-how to create more woven pieces on your own!
Registration includes the materials necessary to make a small wall hanging, including a DIY chipboard loom, warp thread, yarn, and a wooden dowel for hanging. Please note: Weaving is slow-going, so some students may not complete the project during class. However, you will leave with all the skills needed to finish up on your own!
Note: If you would like to bring a little of your own yarn, especially if you have colors you know you want to use in your weaving, go for it! Worsted and bulky yarns work best for this project. We will provide enough yarn for everyone, but if you have anything special you want to incorporate, feel free to bring it along!
Date & Time: select date above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $65 includes everything you need to complete a small woven wall hanging including a chipboard loom, warp thread, yarn and a wooden dowel for hanging.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructors
Molly George is a textile artist and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), a practicing artist, and a youth and adult teacher in the textile arts. In March of this year Molly studied natural dyeing in a Natural Pigments artist residency with Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico, and she is excited to share the knowledge she learned there with our students.
Jessie Kritt is a Brooklyn based footwear designer and fiber artist. She has always had a passion for crafting starting with friendship bracelets at camp, sewing and painting in high school & college, and currently she loves weaving, crochet, and macrame. Jessie is inspired by trees, nature, and colors and textures. You can see her work on Instagram @the.weekend.weaver