Mar 3 & 10 – Intro to Hand Weaving – Cheryl Peebles
2-Day Workshop : Saturday March 3 & March 10
Workshop cost $225 per person
Using a simple Rigid Heddle loom the participant will learn how to select the right yarns/threads for a project, calculate the length, make the warp and dress the loom.
There will be some homework to finish the weaving so that on the 2nd session a 2nd project may be started. With the completion of the scarf project we will cover knotting and wet finishing the project.
Participants can expect to complete at least 1 cozy woolly scarf. Time permitting a second project could be completed. No Experience needed. Equipment will be available for use during this course and materials will be provided for the 1st scarf project.
Artist Bio: Cheryl has been making art all her life; from making books as a girl, to oil painting as a teen and pottery as a young adult. While in college watercolors came to be her medium of choice. Moving to the Peace Region in the late 70’s Cheryl was introduced to hand spinning and soon after hand weaving. She was hooked and has been working with fibre ever since. Spinning, weaving, felting and dyeing; Cheryl’s work has been exhibited throughout BC and northern Alberta.