Weaving 1 Series with Jamie Boyle
September 14 @ 6:00 pm - November 2 @ 9:00 pm
Date: Thursdays, September 14-November 2, 2023
Description: Interested in learning to weave?
Meet the newly extended family of looms at Contemporary Craft!
In this introductory series, students will learn basics of how to use a 4-harness loom and will gain an understanding of some of the cloth structures that can be created on this type of loom. Together, we will go through every step of the process, from measuring yarn through to completed woven cloth! At Contemporary Craft, we have a selection of floor and table looms, offering students the opportunity to experience different physical approaches to dressing the loom (getting the yarn on the loom) and weaving. We will explore the similarities and differences between the looms as we weave samplers exploring different cloth structures.
Students will create a small catalogue of woven samplers and will leave the class with a base from which to plan and design future projects of their own!
No weaving experience expected or necessary.
Tuition: $265 + $25 materials fee
Materials: All materials will be provided
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Jamie Boyle is an artist and weaving teacher who recently moved back to Pittsburgh after living for more than a decade in a studio apartment in Brooklyn, NY with a partner and two cats. She attended public school from grade school through graduate school. Her first weaving teacher was the artist Ann Hamilton, in whose studio Jamie worked for several years after completing her MFA in sculpture. Subsequently, Owyn Marisol Ruck, Kira Silver, Isa Rodrigues, Kelly Valetta, and Jose Picayo taught Jamie who to use a multi-harness floor loom as a tool for weaving. She has had the great honor of sharing her love of weaving with communities of learners at the Park slope Center for Successful Aging, the National Council of Jewish Women NY Lifetime Learning Center, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Textile Arts Center, among others. Jamie has participated in artist residencies at the Textile Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY); the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY); and through the SU-CASA program administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. Currently, she is an artist-in-residence in the fibers studio at Contemporary Craft.