We can’t help it... you mention "weaving", and we cut straight to 1972 Gary Wright caressing our ears with his yacht rock slow jam to end ALL slow jams
. But fear not, dream weavers... we’re about to convert you into IRL weavers! In Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition, WorkshopSF instructor extraordinaire Jennie Lennick will teach you the basics of beginner’s weaving, including how to warp a loom, how to weave with a needle and shuttle, and how to add yarn. Using an 8.5" X 11" pop out loom and simple weaving tools, you will apply these skills by making your first woven tapestry! Each small tapestry will measure around 8" X 10.5". Along the way, you will learn decorative weaving techniques such as Rya (adding tassels) and Soumak (creating that braided look). You will leave class with your own woven tapestry, a small loom and weaving tools. You will also receive a class handout that includes weaving instructions, resources, and locations to find loom and weaving supplies. That should be enough to get you through the night...
Black Sheep Goods - Learn How to Weave Kit:
For this weaving class, we are excited to partner with Black Sheep Goods, a Nashville-based business that produces beautiful woven goods as well as a fantastic starter kit for weaving! As part of this class, you will receive a Learn How to Weave kit that includes a pop out loom (8.5" X 11"), 10" wooden dowel, and five mini skeins of yarn that equal to 150 yards total (enough yarn to make roughly three woven wall hangings). For more information about Black Sheep Goods and photos of this kit, please visit: http://www.blacksheepgoods.com/weaving-kits/loomkit
None. We will supply loom, tools, and yarn which you will take home with you.
Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com
), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.
The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.