Weaving 101 – Intro to Frame Loom and Tapestry Weaving with Lucy Poskitt
Sunday April 30th 2-5PM
Hosted at Good Life Juice
To Register: Call 250-585-1151, Email email@example.com, pop by our store located in Nanaimo North Town Centre, OR register directly through Lucy's website.
Spaces limited. Must Pre-Register.
In this 3 hour workshop you'll learn the essentials of frame-loom weaving - how to set up your loom, the mechanics of weaving, different ways of creating texture and pattern and how to finish and remove your completed piece. Along with instruction there will be plenty of time during this class to begin (and maybe even finish!) your very first woven wall-hanging.
Your class fee includes everything you need to begin and continue weaving (and yes! all of this is yours to keep): a beautiful, locally made, maple hand loom, five essential tools, a selection of natural-fibre yarns and an extensive booklet of step-by-step weaving techniques and resources.
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Vancouver-born, Victoria-based textile artist Lucy Poskitt is a contemporary weaver walking the line between traditional image-based tapestry and yardage weaving. Working with a looser and more experimental hand, Lucy draws inspiration from local landscapes and lore - especially the ambiguous stories and symbols we use to explain our place in this world. Lucy studied within the Interdisciplinary Program of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and the New York Studio Program, focusing on several disciplines: weaving, art history, printmaking and installation art – all which inform her tapestry work and teaching philosophy today. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally and she has taught tapestry workshops across Canada to hundreds of students with her relaxed, patient and exploratory teaching style.