Whether you are an experienced weaver or never worked with fiber in your life, you will be dancing on the loom in no time! All you need is artistic curiosity and a desire to participate in an historic New Mexico weaving tradition. We begin with a brief introduction to the role that weaving has played in New Mexico's history and an orientation to the loom. Next, you’ll pick your colors. A rainbow of yarn is always available for a change of mood or style. We’ll discuss design options, various techniques and what you would like to learn during our time together. Then it’s time to jump on the loom and begin weaving. You will learn the basic technique of weaving stripes and other design elements incorporated in traditional blankets and color blending. I have worked with all levels of ability and can adapt the experience to different skill levels . No weaving or fiber experience is necessary, only a yearning for creative adventure. At the end, you will walk away with a wonderful woven creation crafted in a time-honored New Mexican tradition. Note: A walking loom requires the ability to stand for periods of time.
I am an award-winning weaver, trained in the Rio Grande tradition unique to the Southwest, with 20 years of experience. This style of weaving and loom was brought to New Mexico by Spanish settlers in the 16th century and resulted in the melding of the Spanish, Mexican native and local Indian pueblo weaving cultures. I work on a traditional floor loom and have taught weaving for 10 years. I also own and lead Loom Dancer Odysseys, a textile tour company offering fiber enthusiasts worldwide fiber art workshops with local masters. Our tours aid in sustaining global textile populations by funneling money and support back into the indigenous communities through the workshops and our interaction. It is a joy to share my passion for fiber arts, culture and local history with all levels of ability. No experience necessary, just artistic curiosity
All weaving materials provided including yarn, tools and loom
Your weaving adventure will take place in the charming "Casita de Tejedores" (Little House of Weavers). This is an artistic haven for creative expression dedicated to weaving and other fiber art workshops. Surrounded by an idyllic adobe courtyard, our Loom Room features 5 traditional walking looms. There is a covered patio and a rooftop deck where you might wish to take a break from weaving and enjoy the serenity of our artistic oasis.
最多5人參加，年齡須滿14歲。 No prior weaving or fiber experience is needed - just creative curiosity! Walking looms require the ability to stand for periods of time. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about the physical demands.
Workshops will be taught by Cari Malver and Dayna Fitz-Williams. Dayna has trained in Rio Grande weaving and has been weaving and teaching for 10 years. She is currently part owner of 7 Arts Gallery in Santa Fe where she creates and sells woven clothing, accessories and traditional Rio Grande rugs
Weaving in Rio Grande Tradition