Circle Weaving Workshops

Sun Jun 27 2021 at 10:45 am to 04:15 pm

Seattle, Washington | Seattle

Circle Weaving Workshops Up your weaving game with the deep texture of working on your own Circle Loom. This cosmic process opens up more way more possibilities!

-We are in a time of transition with Covid precautions and vaccine rates, so I look closely at all emerging CDC guidance.
- To that end, classes will currently be held in an Outdoor Studio Garden with plenty of fresh air.
-Classes are capped at 8 students max to provide adequate distancing.
-Fully vaccinated people may remove masks when at their distanced tables, but must wear them when inside the indoor studio to use the facilities.
-Unvaccinated people must wear masks fully worn over mouth and nose at all times.
-Social distancing will still be met, with two students per table at 6 foot distance, and demos are limited to 15 minutes at a time with instructor.
-Proper hand hygiene and sanitation is readily available. Students must wash hands upon entry to studio. And hand sanitizer will be available.
-All students will have their own set of tools to use, that have been sanitized.
-Anyone who is sick, or exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, must not attend. Please contact me ASAP to get a class credit, and so I can make your spot available to someone on the wait-list ( most appreciated!).
Stay Safe and Healthy! xoxo!

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Join me in my Fiber Art Studio in Columbia City to explore all the possibilities of working on a Circle Loom!
Weaving on a circle loom has many of the same calming effects of weaving on a tapestry loom, but also allows for an even greater sense of intuitive exploration, because there is no top or bottom, not start or finish, unless you want there to be.
It feels very 'cosmic' , like working on small nebulae or galaxies or black holes! There is a meditative quality to spiraling and rotating on your lap, and is an extremely portable process. It does feel very much like a cross between basket making and tapestry weaving, but some tapestry stitches do some beautiful surprises on a circle loom!
I also teach this class in an Online version : June 6th, July 24th, Aug 29th, Sept 25th

In this 5.5 - hour workshop, we’ll focus on some highly textural and expressive stitches and also how to be very geometric in your patterns.
We’ll begin by making our own metal-framed looms that you can use as the permanent mount for your weaving. Or you can remove that weaving and make more on your own, with the tapestry needle that comes with your loom kit.
I provide all the tools and materials you need, including my huge stash of luxurious handspun wools, boutique yarns, jutes, natural fibers, wool roving and upcycled fabrics, so your weaving is totally unique and won't look like anyone else's!
You'll come away with a finished, totally one-of-a-kind circular woven wall hanging, further exploring all the possibilities of weaving.
Sparkling water and wrapped snacks provided.

The Garden Workshops are held in a small urban forest with towering heritage Douglas Fir trees, that create a cool and pleasant shade garden, even in the height of summer.
Workshops are held rain or shine, because there is a covered workshop and a festival tent.

FAQs : Please Read!
CLASS MINIMUM: Four people must be registered for the class to run. Please do share with friends! I tend to cancel classes 7 days ahead if the minimums have not been met, so don't wait until the last minute to register.
AGE/ABILITY : For adult learners, and motivated teens 15 and up may attend alone.
While a beginner to weaving could do this class if they have previous stitching/handwork experience, I do recommend you take my 5-hour weaving class first if you are totally new to weaving, because this class is a bit like a medium-beginner class. There is some dexterity required in warping this unique kind of loom, but as always, I welcome adventurous beginners and expressive creativity over proper technique!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact me HERE
REFUND POLICY: Please review before booking.
Due to class minimums, I do not offer refunds, unless you have Covid-related health issues. If you are sick with Covid-related symptoms, please do not attend, and notify my ASAP so I can offer your spot to someone on the waitlist. I can offer you a class credit to any of my available classes, on-line and in-person.
You will receive an important Informational Email.
It will come from "[email protected]" the day you order, with your Order Confirmation.
PLEASE SCROLL all the way to the end, to find the Informational Email, to know what you need to bring, and how to find the studio.
Please plan to arrive no later than 10:45am ; in order to find parking, get settled, go to the bathroom, wash hands, and be led to the Garden Studio.
Due to the nature of the studio set up, I must lock the doors at 10:55 am , since we will be heading away to the Garden Studio, and it is unsafe to leave it unattended.
Sadly, we cannot accommodate people who arrive late.
Demos start promptly at the start of class time. Due to the structure of class, demos cannot be re-done for late-comers without cutting things out of class for everyone.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Garden Studio Space is only accessed down a flight of stairs.

As a Weaver, I have always understood that weaving is a living metaphor for the interconnectedness of human lives - we are all threaded together. Mandy Greer Studio is in a traditionally Black neighborhood, on occupied Duwamish land, and to pay homage to the liberation and contributions of BIPOC communities, I donate 10% of all profits to Real Rent Duwamish and also Africatown Land Trust.

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