WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2024
Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor:Liza Q Wirtz

Weave your heart! Learn to weave freestyle and free-spirited on a simple, easy-to-use floor loom. Honor your inner sense of beauty and truth as you play with color, texture, and technique, and come away with a unique piece of woven art that reflects your creative spirit (yes, you do have one!). The class will emphasize play, experimentation, and individual exploration of color and texture in the service of personal expression; a few simple weaving techniques will be taught along the way. Students just need to bring their willingness to experiment and explore–and to practice imperfection! Students will take home what they weave.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Absolute Beginner

PREREQUISITE:  No previous experience with weaving required (though experienced weavers are as welcome as complete novices). Freestyle weaving is intended to be accessible to everyone, no matter their level of skill or knowledge.




NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $65 will be invoiced by the instructor prior to the Festival.  It includes:    use of warped SAORI loom; use of associated tools (shuttles, bobbins, etc.); access to and use of a wide variety of different weaving materials, including yarn in various fibers, colors, and textures, embroidery floss, fabric scraps, fiber, trim, beads, wire, Mylar, etc. Each student will also get a bag of fibery treasures to keep; these can be used in class, in a future weaving, or both.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  N/a; instructor will provide all necessary tools and materials. If students want to bring something personally meaningful to them to incorporate into their weaving if possible, they're welcome–indeed, encouraged–to do so. Some past examples: specialty paper, pieces of jewelry (this is a fun use for unmatched earrings and stray pendants), dyed or undyed fiber, leftover quantities of treasured yarn too small to knit or crochet into a finished item.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.

NOTEThere is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


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Workshop Fee $85.00


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Other Workshops Available By Liza Q Wirtz
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
CONTINUING YOUR FREESTYLE WEAVING JOURNEY Weaving 10/17/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
FREESTYLE WEAVING FOR THE CREATIVE SPIRIT Weaving 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024