I was over the moon for days after we wrapped. So enchanted, in fact, that I wrote in the very next week and scheduled another weaving workshop at Foolish, scheduled for the end of July (find registration information at the end of this post, or snap up your seat here).
Baker Kelly Crowley outdid herself. We noshed on these chocolate chip cookies crowned with buttercream and sprinkles, plus a whole herd of cream cheese brownies. Justin, Foolish owner, was our barista. Katie of Eversomething brought these beautiful flowers.
The students seemed to love my pick-your-own handspun and natural-dye yarn packs. Pictured here is local undyed wool, silk dyed with avocado, llama, and wool from recycled sweaters.
I couldn't stop gawking at this student's mix of local, handmade yarns, texture, and color. Beautiful.
I'm amazed by the variety of outcomes possible when a student is provided with a few bits of string, a loom, some instruction, and some time.
I love this point in my weaving classes. Yarn and looms and smiles just everywhere.
I'm grateful to Foolish Things for the use of their show-stopping space and for keeping the students well hydrated and caffeinated. Bravo, y'all.
My weaving classes are three-hour workshops. Students learn the basics of woven tapestry and create a unique, one-of-a-kind woven wall hanging. We spend the afternoon working through basic weaving terms and techniques, including how to prepare students' final pieces for hanging. We also talk about how to use weaving for relaxation and well-being. Students go home with one completed hand-woven wall hanging and a take-home DIY instruction booklet. All yarn is provided, and I will have additional weaver packs of yarn available for purchase during class; each will feature hand-spun, hand-dyed yarns by me as well as local yarns and fibers. For ages 14 and older.
-Desserts and snacks by Kelly Crowley, baker extraordinaire at Foolish Things (on IG: @kellybakesthings)
-15 percent off HSFN handmade yarns and weavers' packs of yarns
-A giveaway featuring goodies from local shops and makers
WHAT: INTRO TO WEAVING at FOOLISH THINGS: WOVEN WALL HANGING
WHEN: Sunday, July 24, 2-5 p.m.
WHERE: Foolish Things, 1001 S. Main Street, downtown Tulsa
Registration is limited to 12 seats.