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Intro to Weaving a Wall Hanging

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

$100

1-4 pm

Taught by Ellen Bruxvoort of FIBROUS!

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

Drinks & snacks included.
Doors open 10 minutes prior to the start of the class and close 10 minutes after we begin.

About the Class:

In this workshop, we will create a unique woven wall hanging from start to finish. This is a great introduction to weaving, as we will be working on a 7x8" loom and your entire piece can typically be finished in one sitting. All materials are included, however you can bring your own yarn if you have something specific you'd like to use. We'll walk through all the basics of how to weave with examples of different stitches, adding fringe, and attaching a dowel. This project has unlimited possibilities for customization, it's great for gifts, and requires no prior experience with weaving.

At the end of the class, all students will leave with their finished piece of art and all contents of the kit (including written instructions) to continue the fun at home!

Materials included in the kit:
1 wooden 6 dent loom (measures 7x8 inches)
1 skein of cotton warp thread
1 wooden shed stick
1 wooden stick shuttle
1 pair of scissors (TSA Approved!)
1 tapestry needle
1 wooden needle
1 tapestry beater
1 illustrated instructional zine
1 FIBROUS project bag

About the Instructor:

Ellen studied graphic design and advertising at Austin Community College and the University of Texas at Austin, but ultimately left school in 2014 to work on an organic produce farm in Hawaii. When Ellen returned from the farm later that year, she turned to weaving as a new creative outlet and pursued it for 3 years before making it her full-time job. Today, Ellen works with mostly wool, cotton, linen, hemp, and copper to create wall art, functional goods and fiber jewelry for shops and individuals all around the world. View more of her work at www.fibrousatx.com or @ellenbruxvoort on Instagram.

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