Workshops

Art of the Loom: Foundation Workshops in Weaving  

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Art of the Loom  is a curriculum designed to explore the art and craft of weaving with an emphasis on materials and processes. In addition to weaving fundamentals, these workshops focus on the design elements of texture, color, fiber and pattern. All workshops are taught by well- known artist and educator Cameron Taylor-Brown on 4 shaft Wolf Pup floor looms in a fully equipped textile studio. Class size is limited to 5 students to allow for individualized instruction.

2018 Workshops: 

Learn to Weave -  Learn the fundamentals of weaving as you set up a floor loom, experiment with yarns and basic weaves, and make a scarf, table runner, or wall hanging.  Cost $275 All materials and use of floor looms included. 10AM-5PM.  February 24-25,  June 2-3,  September 29-30 and November 10-11 are sold out.  Please email cameron@artsgaragela.com if you'd like to be on the September and/or November wait list. 

Elements of Weaving: Texture, Color, Fiber and Pattern
These two day skill-building workshops are open to all who have set up a table or floor loom and can throw a shuttle!  Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of woven design, and is geared to both new and intermediate weavers. Workshops may be taken individually or as a series.  

  • Elements of Weaving: Texture
    Explore tactile possibilities with a variety of fibers, yarns and simple weave structures. Create several textures and weave your favorites in a scarf, table runner, or wall hanging. Cost: $275. All materials and use of looms included. 10 AM-5PM. February 10-11. Will be offered again in 2019.

  • Elements of Weaving: Color
    Explore color - hue, value and intensity – and how color interacts with yarns and woven structures. Create several color palettes and weave your favorite palette in a scarf, table runner or wall hanging. Cost: $275. All materials and use of looms included. 10AM-5PM May 5-6 . Will be offered again in 2019.

  • Elements of Weaving: Fiber
    Explore the rich diversity of fibers and their properties as you weave with cotton, linen, wool, mohair, alpaca, silk and more! Plus we'll mix wools and cotton in one textile to create our own version of Nuno BORO cloth "from riches to rags and back again." Cost: $275. All materials and use of looms included. 10AM-5PM. August 25-26. Will be offered again in 2019.

  • Elements of Weaving: Pattern
    Create a blended warp where color and texture are supporting players to pattern. Learn weave notation, explore a variety of woven structures, and weave your favorites in a scarf, table runner or wall hanging. Cost: $275. All materials and use of looms included. 10AM-5PM October 20-21 Register HERE.

Open Studio
Supervised Open Studio is for students who have taken one or more Art of the Loom workshops. The goal of Open Studio is for you to become an independent and confident weaver by reinforcing the skills learned in a previous workshop. You will set up your own loom and weave an original project - and Cameron will be on hand should you get stuck! A one day session includes all materials and use of a loom and is $75. You can sign up for more than one day if you'd like - it's up to you!  Open Studio is 10AM-5PM and is scheduled by appointment, often together with other students you meet at ARTSgarage.  Contact Cameron here to arrange an Open Studio session. 

Gift Certificate  Want to give the gift of a weaving workshop but you’re not sure which one? Buy a gift certificate that can be used for any Art of the Loom workshop!  Purchase it HERE.

Prior to booking a workshop, please review our studio policies about refunds, cancellations and photography. 

Cameron teaches workshops throughout North America. You can see her full teaching schedule here and her complete list of workshops here.  She is happy to teach a workshop at ARTSgarage to groups of 4 or more - just contact her!