Weaving Workshop with Olivia Neal: March 19
Workshop available at OMAH: Sunday, March 19, 1-4pm
Join Olivia and learn the basics of this traditional craft using a variety of different yarns. You'll create a mini woven wall hanging to take home as well as a handmade frame loom, tapestry needle + tension rod so that you can continue practicing + creating with your new set of skills. In this introduction you will learn how to thread your warp, the plain weave stitch, the soumak stitch + the rya knot as well as the techniques needed to securely finish + remove your weaving from the loom.
No previous experience required, all materials provided.
Olivia Neal is the owner and curator of Harold + Ferne: The Local Goods Co., a small shop located in Downtown Orillia dedicated to selling quality goods made by local artists and artisans. She was originally introduced to the art of weaving while living in Argentina in 2010. After a bit of a hiatus she has been immersing herself in this textural craft for past two years, expanding on her knowledge of the trade.
Olivia began hosting weaving workshops at Harold + Ferne: The Local Goods Co. in 2016 where they were very well received by the community. She enjoys spreading her growing love of textiles to others while introducing them, through workshops, to a new medium in which to explore the wondrous fibres both found in nature and man-made.
She has recently been dipping her toes into the pool of natural dying and hopes to one day work exclusively with her own hand-dyed natural fibres.
OMAH Members: $45 + HST
Non-Members: $50 + HST
Registration through the Orillia Museum of Art & History, come in or call 705-326-2159
Photo by Samantha Vessios