Please join me in welcoming guest teacher Suzanne Hokanson for this brand new online workshop.
Potholder looms are hugely versatile and can be used in many different ways to create unique handwoven projects. In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of what you can create on your potholder looms using yarn, fabric and other materials; from tapestries to woven mats to combinations of woven pieces which make something larger.
Students will learn how to warp their looms and begin weaving something totally unique to them, exploring some freestyle weaving techniques. Take your weaving skills to the next level and instantly increase your crafting capabilities. We hope you can join us.
The workshop will take place via Zoom on Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1-3pm (ET) / 10am-12pm (Pacific)
Workshop participants will need to provide their own supplies. To take part in the event, you will need:
Potholder loom (10 x 10 inch - available from my online store here)
Ruler (preferably wooden or a wooden paint stirring stick)
Yarn for warp (preferably 8/4 cotton carpet warp)
Yarn for weft (any kind of yarn)
Fabric (approximately 1 yard - can be made up of 2 or more coordinating patterns)
Crochet hook or weaving hook
Long tapestry needle
Workshop cost per attendee: $50
The workshop would suit weavers who already have basic potholder weaving skills.
Fibers have been Suzanne's passion for over 40 years. She notes:
"I love the feel of different fibers as they pass through my fingers when weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting or while creating in other fiber art techniques. The joy of creating clothing, accessories, and artwork fulfills my life. After many years of traditional weaving, freestyle weaving has become my passion since retiring from teaching middle school art. I weave at home in Savannah, GA and on our sailboat in the summers on Lake Champlain in Upstate NY, where my potholder looms come in handy."
The class will be held online via Zoom and we very much look forward to seeing you October 15. Details of how to access the workshop will be sent closer to the date.