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North American Indian Finger Weaving
Early Bird Bookings finish on 1st December, 2019
Native American finger weaving is a proud tradition for many North American indigenous groups. From the intricate ceintures fléchées (arrow sashes) of Canada, to the innovative weaves of Peru, finger weaving has endured through the age of industrialized textiles and is still practiced today.
This course will lay the groundwork for this highly portable and inexpensive craft which is capable of producing complex and beautiful designs with little more than fingers and fibre.
Your tutor Patrick is a self-described fibre wolf. He hunts down and learns techniques that nurture his love for the fibre arts.
As a backstrap weaver, Patrick enjoys creating fabric with tools that enhance rather than reduce the connection between artist and fibre. Finger weaving provides a very close relationship with fibre and a meditative calm in its manipulation.
- preparing a warp
- the foundational diagonal weave and weft changes to produce the lightning pattern
- simple finishing techniques and design ideas for future projects
- hand-out with instructions
- cotton/yarn sufficient to make a small band
- basic materials to use for future warps
- A material fee $15.00
Exposure to basic weaving will be beneficial, but not essential
Cancellations and refunds
The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.
Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria to organise a refund or transfer