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Japanese Braiding for the Takadai and Marudai

This workshop is about flexibility and, as much as possible, tailored to each student’s needs.
The braids from Peru can be made on a card, a braiding stand or a Core Stand. Braids from
Japa…

Intro to Backstrap Weaving

The ancient craft of Backstrap weaving is still practiced by many indigenous weavers across the world today. The loom, which is comprised of nothing more than a set of simple sticks, allows a weave…

Andean Pebble Weaves for Backstrap Weaving

Andean Pebble Weave, perhaps the most easily recognized of the many pick-up weaving techniques practiced in Peru and Bolivia, is not only beautiful to behold but also a pleasure to weave. Indigenou…

Temari 101

Come explore the ancient Japanese art of temari—beautiful embroidered balls. Students begin with a prepared ball and dive immediately into the fun of creating geometric designs with pearl cotton …

Eco Printing on Cloth and Paper

Explore the hidden shapes and colors that can be extracted from plants through the process of eco printing. This contemporary form of natural dyeing will make you look at your yard and garden in an…

Temari 201

Are you ready to take your temari skills to the next level? In this class students will learn how to mark the two most popular divisions for intermediate patterns: the Compound 8 and the Compound 1…

Tatted Edges

Memories of a long practiced craft of tatting come to life in this intro to tatting class. Join Karen as she guides her students through the process of making decorative tatted edges that can be ap…

Why Knit & Purl, Let's Flax and Swirl!

In this one day class we will explore two of the most popular and visually appealing temari stitches. The flax stitch (Asanoha Kagari) is ofte…

Warp Faced Double Weave for Backstrap Weaving

This warp-faced double weave structure gives weavers the ability to create sturdy bands with clean, crisp designs on backgrounds of solid color using only two simple sheds. Both faces of the band…

Tatted Jewelry

If you have taken Karen’s intro tatting course or already have some basic knowledge of needle tatting, let’s take it to the next level. Students will be introduced to new techniques and…

Intro to Rug Hooking

In this 2-day workshop participants will learn the basics of primitive rug hooking by completing a purchased pattern. Topics covered will include tools & materials, design considerations, and finis…