A Serene Haven for the Fiber Lover's Soul
A Serene Haven for the Fiber Lover's Soul

2017 Schedule

Zapotec Weaving with Oaxacan Weaver, Felipe Hernandez

June 15 - 18

The Master is coming to us!  This is truly a unique and exclusive opportunity to weave authentic Zapotec tradition here is the US.  Felipe Hernandez is one of the most renowned weavers of Zapotec rugs in Teotitlan, Oaxaca. Felipe, like many of the weavers of the community, began weaving at age 13.  He has carried on the tradition by teaching his three sons how to card, spin and weave. He is a master dyer who expertly produces rose, blueberry and peach shades and will provide his fabulous palate of wool as our materials to weave with.  This is a unique opportunity to do Zapotec weaving in our own backyard!  We will weave with Felipe for four full days - Thursday through Sunday.  Our ever popular cocktail reception will be Thursday evening featuring a Oaxacan slide presentation and special trunk show and sale of Felipe's own "Indigo Rugs" and hand-dyed wools. 

Limited to 7 weavers.

$595 per person includes all materials including Felipe's hand-dyed wool!


A Freestyle Weaving Design Kai      July 13 - 16

Join us for a creative design gathering!  We are bringing Dayna Fisk William from Chama, New Mexico to share her unique design ideas for SAORI style weavings.  She will bring her own patterns and help you to create and adapt various designs for your individual sytle and flair.  This is your chance to turn your creations into wearable art.  Imagination has no limits!  We promise you will come away with some new fabulous garments to your wardrobe and new friends to your life.   $295 per person Includes personalized instruction, lunches daily, and Design and Construction Booklet with free pattern.     8 - 10 person class size.              

A SAORI Weaving Extravaganza      August 24 - 27

Learn the SAORI philosophy of weaving and clothing design.  We are bringing experienced SAORI leader Karen Elrod of Canyon Wren SAORI Studio to Patty’s Paradise for a 4-day SAORI immersion. Basic weaving techniques will be taught, but the key will be developing and interpreting your creativity through weaving.  The possibilities are endless especially as you share these days with the ingenuity of the other weavers.  Open to all, no experience is required.  If you are already enjoying SAORI weaving, there is always more to explore.  Come and be introduced to the philosophy of SAORI Weaving - or explore it more fully.  Be inspired by the colors, the landscapes, the tranquility and your fellow weavers.  

Price includes Thursday night wine and cheese reception in Patty’s Barn, weaving Thursday through Sunday 10A-5P. Coffee and lunch as well as materials and instruction are included. Materials include pre-wound warp and large assortment of weft yarns to choose from. Let us know if you need a loom to use. You are also invited to bring your yarns to use and/or share.  8-10 person class size.          

$510 per person includes a $60 materials fee   

Explore the Art of Tapestry Weaving      September 7 - 11

"Floating Between Worlds in Moab" ~ A Handwoven Tapestry by Cari Sample Malver


Award-winning tapestry weaver, Cari Sample Malver will lead a comprehensive 4 day tapestry weaving class on both walking and frame looms.  Techniques will include curves, landscapes, creating various shapes and color blending.  


Learning these techniques enables the weaver to create many styles of tapestry including landscapes or abstract design.   You will come away with a completed tapestry, not just a sampler.  


This very personalized class is suitable for all levels of weaving experience, even beginners.   Materials, instruction and use of a walking or frame loom are included.  Coffee, tea and lunches will be provided daily along with all materials.  A welcome reception will be held the evening before the class begins on September 7. Limited to 5 weavers.


$495 per person 



"To the Woods We Go"

Back to Nature Yarn Painting, Natural Dyeing and Felting

September... Stay tuned for date and details!

Award-winning triptrych hand-dyed with mushrooms and lichen by Ginger Snip

Join us for an fun-filled and educational immersion into playing with fiber! We will indulge our inner child artist with yarn painting.  You'll be amazed what you can create with no rules!  We'll learn about natural dyeing using all kinds of elements from the natural world around us.  You will have the opportunity to try out many different dyes and come away with a veritable kaleidoscope of yarn.  We will also dabble in the art of felting.  You can create a nuno felted scarf or try your hand at a felted landscape.  Or you can choose both!  It will be an amazing immersion into the playful aspects of fiber art. No experience is necessary.  Includes a Friday night reception, coffee, tea and lunches provided daily.  Materials include skeins, equipment, dyes, instuctional handouts, etc.  6-8 person class size.  

Price and dates to be announced soon!


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