A weaver working at the loom begins to tell a story that is written in color, feature, texture, design, and embellishment using beads and fibers. As the weaver sits at the loom to start a weaving a tale begins to unfold, it changes with each warp and weft, it moves and flows, the design as a whole becomes a form of communication that is so vital in family relationships.
In this class we will be embracing these same concepts by weaving natural stone, wood, and glass beads and fibers into a timeless family piece inspired by the richness of the past. We will be making our own loom, learning how to design our bead and fiber story, basic bead and fiber weaving, as well as making meaningful small charms to make a stunning bracelet.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Sandy Babb. I am a sassy southern self-taught mixed media artist who usually has a pocket full of pebbles to keep me grounded as I generally have my head in the clouds. I am a wanderer of woodlands and waterways far and wide clicking pics and gathering bits of nature to use in my work. I am an idea chaser and a dreamer, an art maker and wordsmith who is a teller of stories that are woven together with scissors, paints, fibers, and glue in the form of but not limited to collage, painting, fiber & textile arts, book arts, and jewelry. My aim is to explore mediums and express myself through mixed media art as well as to inspire, educate, and encourage others in their own artful journey.
I live in the woodlands of “The Natural State” of Arkansas with one dog and my high school sweetheart husband with my adult children and grandchildren nearby. When not arting I enjoy loading up our wee glamper and heading out to camp, hike, kayak, and explore. I have a fondness for diy projects and an addiction to flea marketing. You can keep up with my artistic pursuits, wacky adventures, DIY projects, and flea market finds on my Blog, Quill Cottage Studio, http://quillcottage.blogspot.com where you will also find my social media links.