Do you see a fluffy woven wall hanging and just swoon? Do the high price tags on those works turn you away? Learning how to weave is actually very easy and rewarding! You'll find yourself addicted in no time!
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of weaving including how to warp a loom, how to weave with a needle, and how to use different kinds of yarn. We will learn some fancy weaving techniques like Rya (aka tassels) and Soumak, a decorative braid embellishment. We've chosen some really beautiful yarn for everyone to use! We have natural roving and soft wool yarns in muted tones, cotton cord, and acrylic yarn in cozy colors. This workshop includes all materials and each student will go home with their project, weaving tools, and a high quality hand held loom. The loom is constructed from hardwoods and was made in America.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a materials fee of $30, payable at the start of class. Space is limited, so sign up early!
About Jennie Lennick
In addition to being a Ruby member and neighbor (check out her shop at 3043 24th Street!), Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco–based artist, entrepreneur, and teacher. As a child in the Midwest, Jennie became enamored with traditional domestic craft, learning to sew and embroider. In 2010, She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Inspired by the natural beauty of Northern California, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (jennylemons.com), a collection of modern block printed and hand painted women’s clothing and textiles. Jennie's work has been featured in publications like the San Francisco Chronicle, Brit + Co, and San Francisco Magazine. Her retail store in the Mission District of San Francisco is a community space where she facilitates DIY workshops, produces her products, and showcases the talents of other local artists.