Weaving on the Backstrap Loom (Weekend Intensive)

Textile Arts Center - Brooklyn Studio

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015
Brooklyn Studio 505 Carroll St BrooklynNY  11215
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015
Brooklyn Studio 505 Carroll St BrooklynNY  11215

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What's Included

Join environmental artist, and former Sewing Seeds Resident Neil Goss on the first stop of his community-based, environmental, public fiber art tour, Medicinal Art : East to West. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to set up and weave on a backstrap loom. Students will be introduced to tabby, brocade and leno weaving. The class will weave "medicinal totems" and be invited to contribute to a collaborative art installation in the garden next to TAC. You will gain experience and comfort with advanced weave structures upon one of the most versatile, primitive looms known to weaving-kind. No experience necessary.

About This Organizer

Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade. 


Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven -- common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture. 

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