I am delighted to welcome Linda Kitchell to host a trilogy of online potholder weaving workshops over the next four months, helping you to explore three weaving techniques to bring new creativity, texture and skill to your craft.
You can either book all three workshops, or pick and choose individual classes. Each class will be held online via Zoom.
Workshop 1: Twill with a Twist. Sunday, October 23 2021 from 12-2pm (PDT) / 2:00pm-4:00 (CT) / 3:00-5:00 (ET)
Linda will guide you through creating a beautiful Autumn themed potholder, teaching you an overlapping split loop technique and a twill weave. The perfect class to bring out your autumnal color palette and embrace the fall season. For this class you will need:
Workshop 2: Flower Garden. Saturday, November 20 2021 from 12-2pm (PDT) / 2:00pm-4:00 (CT) / 3:00-5:00 (ET)
Taking you step by step through the pattern, Linda will help you to create a cheerful flower garden themed weaving, using a mixture of traditional and large sized loops. A series of crossover weaves will provide the design. For this class you will need:
- A small metal 7x7 inch loom
- Traditional size, small cotton loops in the following colors: green (10 loops), lime (16 loops), yellow (3 loops)
- Large size cotton loops in the following colors: red (2 loops), orange (4 loops)
- An Afghan crochet hook, chop stick or any similar long, thin item (our large weaving hook would be perfect)
Workshop 3: Weaving with Knots. Saturday, January 22 2022 from 12-2pm (PDT) / 2:00pm-4:00 (CT) / 3:00-5:00 (ET)
Stretch your potholder's potential by incorporating macramé style knots into this bold and beautiful weaving. Linda will guide you through using a combination of traditional and large sized loops. For this class you will need:
Each workshop is $50 each, or $130 if you book onto all three at the same time.
We are in excellent hands with our workshop host. Linda Kitchell is originally from Erie, PA and has lived in Texas, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and Florida before finally settling into retirement in Crossville, TN. She has a wonderful family history of potholder weaving:
"Back in the 1960s, my sister and I used to make potholders when we were kids. We made them in pairs, tied them together and put them in our red Radio Flyer Wagon and we would go up and down our neighborhood selling them for $0.50 a pair. We always sold them all! I am never content to do things the normal way for long; I have to experiment and try new things, so I've created these various techniques. I hope you enjoy learning them with me."