Kids will learn the basics of weaving through this interwoven, hands-on experience that will inspire their creativity! They'll learn how to thread a frame loom and use different types of yarn and materials to create unique, woven works of art. Using a previously assembled frame loom (that the students can keep for future use), they'll use cotton yarn to thread the loom under tension to create a warp. After the warp is made, they'll learn how to do a basic plain weave pattern to create the weft.
Throughout the experience or series, kids will have the opportunity to experiment using different yarns with time to get into "flow" and fully enjoy the art of weaving. Trying different colors and fiber interactions, found and non-traditional materials, and letting their imaginations run while, they'll discover what their weaving will become. Is it something functional like a blanket for a stuffy? Or will it be a masterpiece work of art to hang on the wall?
Weather and location permitting, kids can gather natural and found materials, like twigs and leaves, to incorporate into their weavings. At the final stage of the experience, they'll learn how to finish their works to remove them from the loom for display and reuse the loom for more projects. This experience is recommended for ages 7+.
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Originally from Indiana, Hannah is a multi-disciplinary maker. She holds a degree in Textile Art from Earlham College, and an MFA in Integrative Studio Practice from Herron School of Fine Art. She has been teaching since her undergraduate days as a TA in weaving. Most recently, she has been leading crochet and weaving workshops to students of all ages across the Bay Area, including orienting college students in fabrication as well as teaching art to young kids ages 3-9 in a Reggio Emilia-inspired setting. Her art and teaching practice is rooted in sustainable making, zero-waste, and using only recycled, reclaimed, donated, and found materials.
Hannah is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.