- Sara Nordling
For all my blog post followers, you now have a chance to learn from me in person!
I am scheduled to make live appearances on the East and West Coasts this summer, teaching two different classes in two different venues: Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) and The Grunewald Guild.
Fall Square, double weave, 4 blocks, 16 shafts,
horizontal stripes in one layer and vertical stripes in the other layer, 2019.
An example of design showing movement, rhythm using color as the main element.
First: I am scheduled to teach a three-day class on Design: Taking Your Weaving to the Next Level at MAFA, June 27 to 30, 2019 at Millersburg University in Millersburg, Pennsylvania.
Registration begins February 2, 2019. To find out more information about my class offering and the conference itself, visit the MAFA website
The class is geared for any weaver who can thread their own loom and weave but wonders what is next? How do I go beyond recipes or change the recipes to make them my own? We will not be using looms in the class, rather working on learning about design, going through some design exercises and then creating some designs that you are excited about and you can take home and create on your own. The class will work for rigid heddle weavers as well as jacquard weavers. While those who own shaft looms will be using weave structures, good design can take place on a rigid heddle loom as well. It isn’t as much about structures as what you are doing with what you have.
Second: I will be teaching a one-week program at the Grunewald Guild outside of Leavenworth, Washington. The class is called Weave and Wonder and I am teaching it with Liz Caemmerer. Grunewald Guild is a nonprofit arts retreat center rooted in an ecumenical Christian tradition. More information about my class can be found at the Guild’s website.
This week long weaving retreat will focus on using design, but focusing on the elements of color and texture to create a wall hanging or bag. We will learn several techniques for creating texture in weaving as well as using textured materials. All levels of experience are welcome. Looms and yarns are provided. However, if you have a particular textured yarn that you’ve been longing to use but just can’t figure out how, you may bring that along and we can help you put it to good use.
Sample of Theo Moorman inlay. One possible technique to explore in the Weave and Wonder Class.
For those of you in the middle part of the United States, I have no events scheduled at this point in time. However, if you are interested in having me at one, feel free to contact me through my website.
I look forward to meeting new people this summer, hopefully some of you. If you are in one of my classes, let me know you are also reading my blog. That will help me add to the list of people I know that read my blog and help me to focus the posts to what answer your specific questions.