Portland: Beginning Weaving Workshop!
May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Portland: Beginning Weaving Workshop!

  • The Carver Room @ Old Salt Marketplace

I'm teaming up with Homespun School of Traditional Craft to teach you how to weave!

In this 3 hour workshop you'll learn the basics of weaving on a simple wooden frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.

In class we'll create shapes, texture and fringe using colorful natural yarns.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving and learn how to finish and hang your first woven piece.  You'll go home with your own loom, enough yarn to complete your first weaving and an illustrated instruction booklet with everything we learned in class!

Space is limited to allow for individual instruction.  Wine and snacks provided!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP THROUGH COMBED THUNDER!

or

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS!

 

Busy Hands, Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation SUN SESSION @ Spirit Weavers Gathering
Jun
1
Jun 5

Busy Hands, Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation SUN SESSION @ Spirit Weavers Gathering

  • Lake Concow Campground

With Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont

UPDATE: Spirit Weavers Gathering has sold out for this year and the waitlist is now closed.  Sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know about the next gathering!

We are so excited to be teaching this class at both the Sun and Moon sessions of the Spirit Weavers Gathering this year!

In this class we will explore creative meditation through the use of flower essences and tapestry weaving. Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont will share with you the ancient craft of weaving as a means of entering a meditative state.

Weaving is a methodical and slow practice. As our hands get involved with each stitch our minds are free to rest from our conscious stream of thought. It is in this state of quiet that we are able to hear our creative voice and let that voice be heard and SHINE!

The flower essences will unlock any barriers to your true creative self as your fingers dance across the loom! Join this class and learn to weave, but also, how weaving can be a tool used daily for self care and meditation.

Sign up through the SWG website by clicking HERE.

Busy Hands, Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation MOON SESSION @ Spirit Weavers Gathering
Jun
8
Jun 12

Busy Hands, Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation MOON SESSION @ Spirit Weavers Gathering

  • Lake Concow Campground

With Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont

UPDATE: Spirit Weavers Gathering has sold out for this year and the waitlist is now closed.  Sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know about the next gathering!

In this class we will explore creative meditation through the use of flower essences and tapestry weaving. Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont will share with you the ancient craft of weaving as a means of entering a meditative state.

Weaving is a methodical and slow practice. As our hands get involved with each stitch our minds are free to rest from our conscious stream of thought. It is in this state of quiet that we are able to hear our creative voice and let that voice be heard and SHINE!

The flower essences will unlock any barriers to your true creative self as your fingers dance across the loom! Join this class and learn to weave, but also, how weaving can be a tool used daily for self care and meditation.

Sign up through the SWG website by clicking HERE.

Summer Weaving Retreat!
Aug
11
Aug 13

Summer Weaving Retreat!

  • North Fork 53 Retreat Center

BUSY HANDS, QUIET MINDS: WEAVING AS MEDITATION

with Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont

WELCOME!  We are inviting you to join us on this summer retreat to explore the ancient craft of weaving through creative meditation and wildflower essences. We'll be gathering together at North Fork 53, a beautiful organic farmstead on the banks of the Nehalem River about 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Our home, for the weekend, is a lovingly restored craftsman farmhouse located on seven acres surrounded by gardens, trees and meadows. We'll spend our days learning, weaving and sharing meals and ideas in this enchanting place. In the evening there will be time to relax, reflect and enjoy each others company around a fire under the stars. All skill levels are welcome, from absolute beginner to master weaver. To be clear, this retreat is open to EVERYONE and we encourage you to come as you are, on your own, with a partner or with friends.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DESCRIPTION AND SIGN UP!

Southwestern Weaving @ The Weaving Kind Makerie
Oct
19
Oct 22

Southwestern Weaving @ The Weaving Kind Makerie

  • The Colorado Chautauqua

What is it about the textiles of the American Southwest that makes them so inspirational and enduring?  Although weaving is a common thread throughout all cultures of the world, this particular region is home to a great diversity of weavers and styles.  From the Navajo to the Rio Grande, from the Hopi to the Chimayo, Zapotec and beyond the work of southwestern weavers is a living tradition and in this workshop you'll learn some of the magic that brings these textiles so vibrantly to life. 

Using a simple loom and tools (provided for use during the workshop), you'll begin to incorporate these ancient methods into your own modern practice.  In class we'll cover design, process and technique with a focus on weaving in the Navajo style. 

While you're busy weaving we'll also take a brief journey through time to understand the practices and uncover the myths and stories of the southwestern peoples.  Discover how to elevate necessity and utility into intricate and lasting beauty through your own woven work.  

I'll be teaching alongside Neil Goss, Sarah Neubert, Janelle Pietrzak, Lucy Poskitt, Erin M. Riley, Meghan Shimek and special guest speaker Maryanne Moodie at this incredible event from The Weaving Kind & The Makerie.  

All your favorite weavers will be coming together in Boulder, CO for a weekend of fun, education, creativity and community.  

Find all of the information and sign up HERE.


Seattle: Beginning Weaving Workshop (Postponed!)
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Seattle: Beginning Weaving Workshop (Postponed!)

  • Velouria

I'm so sorry to announce this workshop has to be postponed!  I am hoping to reschedule for July.

In this 3 hour workshop you'll learn the basics of weaving on a simple wooden frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.

In class we'll create stripes, shapes, texture and fringe using colorful natural yarns.  We'll also cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving and learn how to finish and hang your first woven piece.  You'll go home with your own loom, enough yarn to complete your first weaving and an illustrated instruction booklet with everything we learned in class!

Space is limited to allow for individual instruction.  Light refreshment provided.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

The Modern Craft of Fiber Art:  A Salon Showcase of Fiber Artists (Portland Design Week Open House)
Apr
25
4:00 pm16:00

The Modern Craft of Fiber Art: A Salon Showcase of Fiber Artists (Portland Design Week Open House)

A showcase of Textile and Fiber Art curated by Christopher Dibble of Stockpiler. This salon style show encompasses modern weaving, natural dyeing, rope making, macrame, textile surface design and more from artists living in Portland, Los Angeles, and Colorado. The work is set amidst the most beautiful Moroccan rugs you’ll ever see and feel, sourced by Kat and Maouche, in their Chinatown showroom. 
There will be a live weaving demonstration, macrame give-away, and wine tasting by Woven Wineworks.

The Modern Craft of Fiber Art: A Salon Showcase of Fiber Artists (Opening Reception)
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

The Modern Craft of Fiber Art: A Salon Showcase of Fiber Artists (Opening Reception)

  • Kat & Maouche

Please join me for the opening where I'll be showing work alongside at least a dozen other talented fiber artists!  

This showcase of Textile and Fiber Art is curated by Christopher Dibble of Stockpiler. The salon style show encompasses modern weaving, natural dyeing, rope making, macrame, textile surface design and more from artists living in Portland, Los Angeles, and Colorado. The work is set amidst the most beautiful Moroccan rugs you’ll ever see and feel, sourced by Kat and Maouche, in their Chinatown showroom. 
There will be a live weaving demonstration, macrame give-away, and wine tasting by Woven Wineworks.