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Weaving Workshop with Donna Foley
March 19, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$200.00
Renowned Weaver Donna Foley presents 7 class weaving workshop
Dates: March 19, 26; April 16th, 23rd, 30th and May 7th & 14th
Cost: 200.00 plus material
BluSeed Studios is proud to host renowned weaver Donna Foley and a 7 class weaving workshop to commence on Monday’s, beginning on March 19 and running through May 14th. This series is open to beginner and novice weavers. Several types of looms will be available to participants including rigid heddle, tapestry and 4-harness table and floor looms. The classes will meet on Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm. The dates for the weaving classes are March 19, 26; April 16th, 23rd, 30th and May 7th & 14th. The cost for this session is 200.00 plus a approximate 40.00- 60.00 material fee depending on chosen projects.
In this class, the participants will begin with learning the basics of setting up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom, a fairly simple loom with alot of possibilities.. First projects could be a tablerunner, bag or wall hanging. The student will then go onto another project, either on the same rigid heddle loom or decide to graduate to a 4-harness loom and learn about pattern weaving. Further projects can include scarves, shawl or possibly a small rug. Materiel fees will depend on the project, but generally range about $30 – $50/project. If the students have their own suitable yarns, the materiel fee would be much lower.
Donna states, “My weaving journey began more than 25 years ago with a college course in weaving. Soon thereafter, I had a loom, spinning wheel and a flock of sheep and I have been spinning, dyeing and weaving ever since. In the mid-nineties I opened Four Directions Weaving. I weave rugs and wall hangings from my custom-spun yarn as well as runners, throws, scarves and shawls from a variety of beautiful yarns. I specialize in “weaving green” which includes using organic or sustainable yarns, & natural dyes from plants. I have been teaching classes in weaving, spinning & natural dyeing to both children and adults since 1998.”
Class size is limited so call to reserve your place in this worthwhile class. You man contact BluSeed Studios at 518-891-3799 or visit us at www.bluseedstudios.org
BluSeed Studios is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; to share this diversity with the community.