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Intro to Weaving

  • Broad Studios 1023 Springdale Road, Unit 6D Austin, TX, 78721 United States (map)


Taught by Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave!

About the Class:

You'll get three hours of instruction and immediate feedback as you learn to warp your artisanal loom, plain weave, rya knots, soumak, how to avoid the dreaded hourglass shape, and how to achieve a variety of designs using the stitches taught in class. 

Your purchase includes:
- one hardwood lap loom, handmade in the Ozarks
- one weaving sword
- one wooden needle
- one tapestry needle
- warp
- dowel
-tote bag
- a wide selection of natural fibers in color ways that work well together
- full color .pdf workbook to reference at home

About the Instructor:

Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art and several creative skills e-courses, is a fiber artist with over eleven years of experience in the maker movement and DIY industry. Wanting to work with natural fibers in her woven pieces led to an interest in the natural dye process, which has spilled over into teaching others the beauty of color extraction from natural resources. Follow her roadside foraging and dyeing adventures at @smileandwave on Instagram or find photos of previous workshops at

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.


Earlier Event: September 30
Foraged Color: Dyeing with Food Waste
Later Event: October 7
Paper Marbling & Book Binding