WEAVING 101 WITH LUCY POSKITT
Lucy Poskitt Bio:
Lucy Poskitt is a textile artist based out of Victoria, BC. She attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she studied textiles and printmaking. Lucy has lived all across Canada - from coast to coast and in-between! - and is constantly inspired by the landscapes of this country when designing her wall-hangings.
In addition to her own practice, Lucy has taught weaving to over 200 students. She comes to teaching with many years weaving experience and takes pride in introducing people to a craft over 30,000 years old (!) with a patient, exploratory and easy-going teaching style.
In this 3 hour workshop you'll learn the essentials of frame-loom weaving - how to set up your loom, the mechanics of weaving, different ways of creating texture and pattern and how to finish and remove your completed piece. Along with instruction there will be plenty of time during this class to begin (and maybe even finish!) your very first woven wall-hanging. Your class fee includes everything you need to begin and continue weaving (and yes! all of this is yours to keep): a beautiful, locally made maple hand loom, five essential tools, a selection of local, hand-dyed and natural-fibre yarns and an extensive booklet of step-by-step weaving techniques and resources.
*NOTE: As the materials are custom designed based on the number
of registrants, classes are nonrefundable.