Frame-Loom Weaving Workshop
presented by Fibershed
with Ama Wertz & Meghan Shimek
Saturday, September 12, 9:00AM-2:00PM
Spring Coyote Ranch, 18400 Highway 1, Marshall
$180 includes loom, book, yarns
Please join us for a workshop that will cover the basic techniques for frame-loom weaving. You will learn how to warp the loom, get started with plain weave, and how to create shapes and texture like soumak (it looks like a fishtail or braid) and rya (fringe). You will take home a handmade loom that has a rotating heddle, a tapestry needle, an instruction booklet, a dowel to hang your weaving on, and enough yarn to complete your first weaving.
This special class will take place at beautiful Spring Coyote Ranch in Marshall, CA. We’ll be using naturally colored yarn from the flock of Navajo-Churro sheep that owner Kelli Dunaj raises on the ranch. We will also have a dye pot set up with plants from the ranch, to provide an additional color of yarn. Join us for a tasty potluck lunch at the end of the class and learn more about the ranch and the animals raised there.
Ama Wertz is a weaver, teacher, and explorer with a passion for textile communities. Using traditional tapestry techniques, she creates hand-woven art pieces inspired by California landscapes and architecture, many of which incorporate local fiber and botanical dyes.
Meghan Shimek is a weaver and fiber artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meghan is inspired by her past, present, and future. She integrates the natural beauty of her surroundings, the memory of quiet snowy nights, and the sound of the stream running under her home into every weaving. Meghan uses traditional tapestry and Navajo weaving techniques with raw fibers and objects to create abstract and textural wall hangings.