Weaving With Texture INTERMEDIATE Workshop with Ashton Zager
The best way to learn how to weave is to watch someone do it. Drawing from her experience as a fiber artist over the past 4 years, Ashton Zager has created an engaging workshop that will teach you how to weave your own weaving from start to finish. This class is an intermediate level class and it is advised to have prior knowledge of warping, rya knots and the tabby stitch. You will learn everything else there! We will be using a variety of fun materials such as rope and rug yarn.
Weaving techniques covered will include: twining, open borders, gradient coloring in rya as well as tabby and complex soumak which is Ashton’s signature stitch she’s developed herself.
WHAT YOUR TICKET PRICE INCLUDES:
Handmade wooden loom (that you get to keep!) Metal tapestry needle Enough fiber for 1 tapestry 3 hours of teaching
About the Artist:
Ashton began weaving in December of 2014. She’d stumbled across a tutorial on Pinterest and decided to give it a shot. She’d tried and failed painting, drawing, calligraphy, etc. in high school and did not consider herself a creative at all, but this seemed like something she could achieve. Before she knew it, she had made too many weavings than could fit on her walls so she decided to open up her own Etsy shop. She has since seen steady growth in her business and has been featured as a local artist in places such as West Elm and Anthropologie. In May of 2016, she decided to pursue weaving as her full time job along with her roles as wife and mother to her sons, Louie and Hank.