Instructor: Teri Showman
Two-Day Intensive Workshop. You are invited to participate in our "Beginning Rug Weaving Workshop". This course will cover the basics of rug weaving. Participants will make their own rug to take home and will be guided through the entire process of weaving. The course begins Saturday morning with weaving nomenclature and end Sunday afternoon as you tie the ends of your completed rug. The courses are structured so that you will be actively engaged in each part of the weaving process. Among the techniques you will learn are: loom warping, loom stringing, preparation of materials for weaving, rug weaving and rug finishing.
Location: Teri's Weaving Studio. 22353 Smith St. Keosauqua, IA 52565 (in the historic village of Vernon, across the Des Moines River from Bentonsport. Approxinately 6 miles east of Keosauqua just off J40).
Class Fee: $225. per student
$35 Optional Renewal Credit through Great Prairie AEA. Please register here: https://sso2.aealearningonline.org/login after you have completed your registration with Villages Folk School and paid $225 for the class. Contact Michelle Dickey at Great Prairie AEA if you have questions about registering for renewal credit. 641-682-8591 x 1210
Notes: Four different looms are available in the studio where the instructor and her assistants weave by hand. There is a 3 student minimum for this class. Students make rugs in various sizes and colors. Placemats, mug rugs, and table runners are also turned out by their flying fingers. This large assortment is available at the Iron & Lace shop. Food is available in Bentonsport, Keosauqua, Bonaparte, or bring a bag lunch.
Join others as they gather in the Villages of Van Buren to learn from the resident artisans in their personal studios. Spend a weekend plein air painting along the Des Moines River, or step back in time as you throw bowls in a Pottery Shop. The inspiring and relaxing atmosphere of scenic Van Buren County, Iowa is, and will continue to be, a haven for creative beings.