POSTPONED Beginning Weaving w/ Artist Mary Burns

  • 09/25/2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 09/26/2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 10/17/2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Artist Mary Burns for Beginning Weaving – Tapestry Weaving/Mirrix Looms

Postponed. Potential Reschedule in 2021.

3 Sessions

Friday, September 25     10 – 4 pm

Saturday, September 26     10 – 3 pm

Saturday, October 17     10 – 3 pm

(date & time subject to change)

LOLA Upstairs Classroom

Adults $325

All materials supplied, including use of instructor’s looms.

Beginners welcome! Experienced weavers can get a refresher in many techniques.

Deadline for registration/payment:     September 11

Learn basic tapestry techniques on beautiful *Mirrix tapestry looms!  Mary will provide all the materials and looms for this workshop. The workshop will cover basic weaving skills including material selection for warp and weft, different styles of tapestry looms, warping the loom, weaving techniques, designing, resources, and finishing your weaving.

Workshop:  Learn technique on Friday/Saturday, Sept. 25/26, then take home the loom to continue practicing skills you’ve learned.  Return Saturday, Oct. 17 to finish the weaving, remove it from the loom, and “what do I do next?”  IF students are interested to continue weaving, *Mirrix looms may be purchased from instructor at end of October session. 

*Mirrix looms are state-of-the-art tapestry looms built here in Wisconsin. They have unique capabilities including a variable set for the warp, a tensioning device, and a shedding mechanism that allows for lifting sets of alternate warp threads thus providing faster weaving. These looms can also be used for bead weaving, too.

Instructor:  Mary Burns is an award-winning fiber artist and master weaver. She weaves custom-designed jacquard weavings and wall pieces in addition to felting, natural dyeing and eco-printing. Mary’s Ancestral Women Exhibit features woven portraits of an elder from each of Wisconsin’s 12 Native tribes along with 12 complementary weavings, the exhibit has traveled nationally. She is currently working on the Women and Water Exhibit, with woven portraits of women from around the world. She teaches tapestry weaving, felting, and eco-printing/natural dyeing workshops.

LOLA will make every effort to keep students and teachers safe with social distancing and sanitizing procedures.  LOLA strongly recommends and encourages visitors to wear their own protective face mask and/or gloves.

No refunds will be given after the deadline date.

Parking is available behind the LOLA Center for the Arts building.


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