Learn the basics of weaving through the use of humble materials and step-by-step instruction. A common picture frame, with glass and backing removed, becomes the ultimate structure with which to create upon. Learn how to wind it with cotton thread to create your warp, and build up your piece weft by weft with a variety of yarns. Discover how color blocking, thread patterns, and textured effects can yield endless possibilities!
– 8×10 picture frame for your loom
– Yarn in multiple colors
– Cotton Crochet Thread
– Tapestry needle (2)
In this class, visual artist Allyce Wood will demonstrate the principles of a loom, the terms of weaving, and how to utilize color. We will discuss concepts of tension and thread patterns, elements that contribute to a polished, lasting artwork. Wood will demonstrate techniques learned in her time living in Norway, offering guidance as you create your own piece. Bring your creative spirit and unique perspective — together we will use a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind designs.
About Allyce Wood
Allyce Wood (she/her) is a visual artist living and working in Seattle. Through the use of digital and handmade processes, Wood makes installations, works on paper, and textiles with a focus on digital Jacquard tapestries. To her, the loom acts as a mediator between traditional and computerized technologies offering a way to combine online and offline experiences.
Wood lived and worked in Norway from 2015 – 2019, where she received her MFA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2018). She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in the Pacific Northwest, Glasgow, Milan, Caracas, and Oslo.
Her work has been featured in Crosscut, New American Painting, The Stranger and reviewed by Kunstkritikk, Subject, and Dagsavisen. Wood is the gracious recipient of the Art Projects: Individuals program (4Culture), the GAP Grant (Artist Trust), the Diversestipend For Nyutdannede Kunstnere (Arts Council Norway, 2018) and the 1-årig kunstnerstipend from Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, (Oslo, 2020).