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.