Branch Weaving Workshop
Thu Aug 25 2022 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Kaiser Gallery | Cleveland, OH
About this Event
Branch weaving uses a forked or “Y” shaped branch as a loom. Learn relaxing weaving techniques and you’ll leave with an original work of art.
This workshop is for all levels, especially those that think they are not creative. You can do this! Bring a friend or meet new ones. It’s a fun, colorful, and easy way to experience flow mediation of the weaving process while connecting with others and nature. Plus, Branch Weavings make a beautiful statement piece for your home or a personalized gift for family and friends.
Choose your own color palette from a large assortment of fibers, suiting your personal taste and decor. All materials are provided, however, bringing lace, yarns, feathers, grasses, flowers with stems (be cautious of allergies), beads, etc. of your own will enhance your art and make it more personal. Glass of wine or mimosa included!
Patsy Coffey Kline is a newly converted fiber artist and branching weaving has been taking center stage. “I provide a supportive atmosphere for exploring and broadening your creative experience. Step-by-step you’ll learn a new skill, develop the self-esteem that comes with accomplishment, and have something wonderful to take home.”
“In my own practice, aside from graphic design and photography, my passion for the last year is creating Branch Weaving. I create my own looms on locally sourced Sycamore Branches. My work is heavily inspired by the peeling bark of the Sycamore Tree and the amazing storms that roll in over the Lake Erie Shoreline in Cleveland, Ohio.
I mesh these surroundings with memories of Tremont back in the day, family camp-outs, and vacations in the Appalachian Mountains, blending interesting combinations of color and texture, and savoring the flow mediation of the weaving process. I seek to create a visual storyline with emotional depth in all my work.”
When: Thursday, August 25, 2022 // 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Kaiser Gallery, 2418 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Skill Learned: Basic weaving techniques
Materials Provided: Branch loom, warping thread, weaving yarn, scissors, tapestry needle, and comb
Instructor: Patsy Coffey Kline
Wren symbolism includes rebirth, immortality, and protection. It’s also a symbol of the arts, because of its association with poets, songwriters, musicians, and anyone who crafts.
WHY SYCAMORE BRANCHES?
Sycamore symbolism includes strength, protection, eternity, and divinity. And the tree populates the park in my neighborhood of Tremont, in Cleveland, Ohio where I take walks.
Where is it happening?Kaiser Gallery, 2418 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, United States
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