Zapotec Weaving with Felipe Hernandez
June 14 - 18 1 Spot Available
he 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 6 weavers.
$795 per person includes all materials including Felipe's hand-dyed wool!*
Wedge Weaving with Connie Lippert
June 21 - 25
We are so thrilled to offer an exclusive workshop with Connie! She specializes in wedge weaving using yarns hand-dyed with natural materials. Wedge weave is a tapestry weave originated by the Navajo around 1870 and practiced by them for two or three decades. In contrast to most weaving which is woven horizontally on the loom, wedge weave is woven on the diagonal which gives it its characteristic scalloped edge. Connie's work celebrates nature and the spirit that reveres the natural world. Her message is one of environmental respect and protection.
Our excetional weekend kicks off with a reception to introduce Connie and her work on Thursday evening. Instruction will begin Friday and continue for four days through Monday with a gourmet lunch break each day. Weavers will work on a combination of walking looms, Mirrix looms and possibly floor looms.
$695 per person *
SAORI Weaving with Karen Elrod
Come and Immerse yourself in the color and creativity of the SAORI way of weaving with SAORI certified instructor Karen Elrod. SAORI is often referred to as "the Zen of weaving" where there are no rules and mistakes! It is perfect for beginners as well as practiced traditional weavers. Explore new ideas in weaving and experience the sheer joy of creating with fiber, color and texture. Karen will be providing the brilliant SAORI looms as well as all weaving yarns. Or participants are welcome to bring their own looms and any special yarns they would like to use.
We begin with a Thursday night reception lakeside at Cottonwood Ranch with opportunities to share creative ideas and explore the SAORI philosophy. We will weave together in this very personalized workshop Friday through Sunday, and demonstrate various artistic cloth uses as well as garment construction ideas to show off the beautiful handwoven cloth.
$495 per person including all materials, beverages and gourmet lunches.
Tapestry Weaving with Cari Sample Malver
September 27 - October 1 1 Spot Available
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 27 to get acquainted and discuss ideas. Limited to 7 weavers.
$695 per person including all materials *
Let us do the work for you!
Each workshop has the option of an all-inclusive price including accommodations.
Please call us for details.
* The price of each workshop includes weaving instruction, use of a fully equipped loom, weaving tools, gourmet lunches and snacks.
Join us in Santa Fe
for a Fiber Lover's Getaway!
November 7 - 12, 2018
We're taking the show on the road this fall. Join us in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a fiber lover's retreat. We will kick it off with a evening reception at 7 Arts Gallery located near the historic Plaza. Cari Sample Malver and Ginger Snip will then teach teach a three day tapestry workshop. You can choose to weave either a Spirit Animal or an infamous light-filled Santa Fe sunset on portable Mirrix looms utilizing a varitey of tapestry techniques and styles.
We will also spend a day visiting some of the famous weavers in New Mexico including the traditional weavers in nearby Chimayo, Mora and Taos to round out this remarkable Southwest fiber experience.
All materials included
Price to be announced