Circular Weaving

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Circular Weaving

100.00

Try your hand at tapestry weaving. In a circle! This style of weaving is unusual and eye catching. And the best part is that you don’t have to have any experience with weaving and we supply all the materials! After Sarah visits here, she’s heading home, so register now to make sure you don’t miss out.

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What It's All About

Explore the ancient art of tapestry weaving with a modern twist. Circular weaving is unique in its relaxing and meditative qualities and exciting due to the tactile nature of the materials. Come and join instructor Sarah Elizabeth and learn about different fibres and yarns for weaving as well as basic techniques. This introduction to tapestry weaving is perfect for the absolute beginner and an opportunity for those with a bit more experience to try weaving “in the round”.

Sarah Elizabeth creates beautiful hand dyed fibres. She’ll provide you with a circular loom (hoop), needle, warp and materials for the weft. You’ll take it all home with you and be inspired to make more!

Skill Level

Beginner and up: if you’ve never tried weaving before, this workshop is for you! If you’ve done some tapestry weaving before, consider this an opportunity to try weaving on circular space where the warp threads are not vertical and the “loom” becomes the frame.

Please bring:

  • Nothing! You’ll be provided with a circular loom (hoop), needle, warp and materials for the weft (retail value $35), included in your registration fee.

Includes:

  • 3 hours of instruction in tapestry weaving;

  • All the materials you need to create a circular wall hanging; and

  • the secret knowledge that you have an inner artist who loves to get out and have fun!

About Sarah Elizabeth:

Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works is an independent business based in Rossland, British Columbia. Sarah Elizabeth’s unique fibre offerings come from a deeply rooted desire to fuel change and help build a more sustainable future:

I aim to use only the highest quality fibres and yarns in my creations; from hand processed and dyed fibre supplies to one of a kind fashions, I have hand-selected my raw materials from all over the world. I work hard to make conscious purchasing decisions that recognize a need for strong local, regional and global trade practices that in turn promote resilient economies throughout the world. I focus on purchasing fleece from small scale farms, minimally processed fibre and yarns from eco friendly mills with good working conditions and, in general, from suppliers that have a strong focus on community.

I want each and every customer to feel like they are a part of something bigger than just the fibre, yarn or fashion item that they purchase. A conscious purchase from Sarah Elizabeth Fibre works is a full circle connection; to the farm, to the fibre, to the mill, to the fabric, to the people involved in the process, to the natural world.

For more information on Sarah Elizabeth and her company, please visit Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works here: https://www.sarahelizabethfibreworks.ca/

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • You may already have materials that are included in this workshop. We cannot offer discounts to the registration fee if you already have some of the items included in the workshop. On the plus side, you’ll end up with extra tools and materials that you can share with a friend!

  • This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia: cynthia@rivercityyarns.com.

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.

    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.

    • If you are unable to attend (and can’t find a friend to take your place) we will put your materials kit aside for you to pick up at a later date.

    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact cynthia@rivercityyarns.com.

  • Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).