November 23, 2019, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Coleman's Artist Studios, 142 Quick St., Phoenixville
SUGGESTED AGE REQUIREMENTS: Children ages 9+ should have the dexterity to handle their loom with ease, but younger children will succeed with the mindful help of their caregivers. Not recommended for children under 7.
Could this be one of the most satisfying, meditative handcrafts out there? It could. Students will take a few hours out of their hectic lives to enjoy the relative zen of the art of hand-weaving on a lap loom, to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wall hanging. You'll learn to set up a loom and embrace the flow of extemporaneous design, in addition to picking up a few tricks of the craft. The only material required to bring is a single skein of yarn of your choice per weaving attendee.
As a crafter or artist you may enjoy vigorous classes to learn and hone your skills; on the flip side as a layperson you may enjoy a casual craft night with friends and few mental demands. The skill levels below should help you establish where this class fits for you. Consider levels 1-3 social classes and 4-6 output classes. All classes are accessible to anyone, it's simply a matter of how ambitious you feel.
1. red: extremely casual, simple activity allowing easy socialization, no prior skill necessary, some prep steps pre-completed or completed by instructor
2. orange: casual, beginner level activity, suitable for socialization, some simple skill instruction
3. yellow: suitable for the novice or eager beginner, careful skill instruction for this and future projects, moderate pace
4. green: accessible mid-level, deep dive skill instruction and practice, moderate pace
5. blue: high mid-level demanding diligence, moderately demanding, assumes facility with directions
6. purple: demanding, vigorous class pace, assumes facility with directions, prior crafting experience useful
[This class falls somewhere in the territory of levels 2-3, but will be made simpler for the sake of the youth attendees with pre-warped projects.]
All tools and materials provided EXCEPT those as noted in "Materials required for purchase."
Space is limited. If you seek to be in a class with friends it might be wise to sign up together in order to ensure you are in the same class. Classes are non-refundable except in the case of teacher cancellation. (Be sure to provide an accurate email address for each attendee.)
Ten Air Studios workshops are BYO, so please feel free to bring refreshments as you'd like!
woven wall hanging: MOMMY & ME. Nov. 23
-one skein of yarn of your choice.
-OPTIONAL: any long strips of fabric, sari silk, roving, or other yarn that you would either like to include in your weaving or would be kind enough to donate to the workshop yarn pot.
*Note A: The yarn you bring is not necessarily the yarn you may choose to use, either in part or in total, in your project. You will have first dibs on your own skein, and after this may make use of any full or partial skeins already in the workshop (or, if they are done with theirs, those brought by others).
*Note B: Any unfinished yarn in your skein will be added to the workshop yarn pot for future learners.
*Note C: If you have a yarn that is special to you that you would prefer not to share or give to the pot at the end, this is fine! You may bring a separate skein specifically for the pot.
*Students will need to be able to do closework neatly. Please be sure to wear glasses or contacts if necessary.
*Temperature fluctuates in the warehouse. Please bring a sweater in case it's needed, especially for night classes.