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



Workshop Info

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor:Liza Q Wirtz
Freestyle Weaving for the Creative Spirit

Weave your heart! Learn to weave freestyle and free-spirited on a simple 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!).

Students will learn basic skills of freestyle weaving on an approachable, easy-to-use two-harness floor loom designed for this type of weaving. A few techniques will be taught, but the emphasis of the class will be on exploration of color and texture in the service of personal expression. Students just need to bring their willingness to experiment and explore–and to practice imperfection! Students will take home what they weave.

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. 

Skill Level Required:  All levels welcome

Homework:  None

Questions about the workshop?  Email

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 




Materials Info

A material fee of $60 will be collected by the instructor who will invoice registered students via PayPal in advance  and will expect payment to be made no later than the day prior to class. 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:  Nothing.   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.

NOTE:  There is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


Seats Remaining 1
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