Workshops and EVENTS

WE GATHER aims to brings the magic of textiles to everyone. Register for one of our workshops or special events and we'll put the skills directly in your hands. 

 
 
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Live Wildflower Weaving at Artists & Fleas, Soho

Saturday, September 8, 11am-8pm

Join us at super hip downtown spot Artists & Fleas in their SoHo Market for a day of live weaving with wildflowers and alternative materials. Stop by and you'll have a chance to see the loom in action and shop some of our favorite product offerings.

No need to RSVP - just pop in and we'll see you there!

 

WE GATHER Weaving Circle

Saturday, September 15, 1-4pm

Celebrate New York Textile Month and the magic of making textiles and join us at WE GATHER’s open Weaving Circle. Bring your own loom or come as you are and use one of ours. All skill levels are welcome, from complete beginner to total master. We'll offer short tutorials on basic weaving skills, and we’ll have some of our favorite studio yarns on hand for textile experimentation. Stay all afternoon or just for a few minutes, and enjoy the company of others and the satisfaction of creating cloth.

This event is free and open to the public, though limited spaces are available. Kindly RSVP to reserve a spot.

 

Weave at the Wythe!

Sunday, September 16, 12-2pm

Join us for a lovely Sunday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel. Relax and bask in the hip Williamsburg hotel and learn the basics of handweaving. Perfect for those on the hunt for a new skill, this 2-hour workshop covers all you need to know to get weaving on a frame loom and start working on your first woven wall hanging. We’ll cover setting up the loom, basic weaving techniques, texture, and finishing methods, all the while experimenting with fun and varied materials.

 

Advanced Beginner Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Saturday, September 22, 12-4pm

Dive into the wonderful world of weaving with this in-depth workshop using the Cricket Rigid Heddle loom and exploring all of the textile possibilities it provides. 

Perfect for a total beginner or those who are looking to up their weaving street cred, this workshop walks you through the process of dressing one of our studio looms and weaving a very fresh sample/mini magic carpet. We'll cover all of the fundamentals of weaving with this tool, including basic weave structures and patterns, textural techniques, and necessary troubleshooting skills. 

 

Beginning Weaving at the Eileen Fisher Making Space

Saturday, September 29, 1-3:30pm

Join us for a very special session of our Beginning Weaving workshop at the Eileen Fisher Making Space in Brooklyn, NY.  Learn the basics of handweaving and get a head start on your first woven wall hanging. Perfect for those on the hunt for a new skill, this 2.5-hour workshop covers all you need to know to get weaving on a frame loom. We’ll cover setting up the loom, basic weaving techniques, texture, and finishing methods, all the while working with reclaimed materials from the Eileen Fisher ReNEW initiative.

 

Wildflower Weaving at the Eileen Fisher Making Space

Sunday, September 30, 12-1:30pm

Blend the magic of textiles with the delight of the natural plant world. Get a little wild at the new Eileen Fisher Making Space in Brooklyn, NY, and learn the basic principles of weaving using an alternative frame loom, all while interacting with a variety of plant and flora offerings. Each participant will walk away with a sculptural wildflower wall hanging and small wooden frame loom. All materials are included.

 

Weaving on a Frame Loom at Field & Supply

Saturday, October 6, 11:30am-1:30pm

Join us at upstate retreat experience Field & Supply for a very special weaving workshop. Bask in the fresh air of the Hudson Valley and learn how to weave your first wall hanging on the WE GATHER Frame Loom Weaving Kit. We will cover everything you need to know to become a weaver - how to set up a loom, various textural and color techniques, and all of our favorite insider weaving tips. You'll walk away feeling refreshed with your first woven masterpiece on its way to being complete, plus every participant gets to keep their very own Frame Loom Weaving Kit. 

 

Beginning Weaving

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-9pm

Join us for a beginning weaver's eve in the WE GATHER studio!

Learn the basics of handweaving and get a head start on your first woven wall hanging. Perfect for those on the hunt for a new skill, this 2.5-hour workshop covers all you need to know to get weaving on a frame loom. We’ll cover setting up the loom, basic weaving techniques, texture, and finishing methods, all the while experimenting with fun and varied materials.

You get to take home your very own custom WE GATHER loom kit so the weaving fun never has to end!

 

Wildflower Weaving: Morning Session

Wednesday, October 17, 10-11:30am

Join us for a relaxing creative morning in the WE GATHER studio!

Start your day in a fresh way by blending the magic of textiles with the delight of the natural plant world. Learn the basic principles of weaving using an alternative frame loom, all while interacting with a variety of plant and flora offerings. Each participant will walk away with a sculptural wildflower wall hanging and small wooden frame loom. All materials are included.

 

Shibori Dyeing

Thursday, October 18, 6:30-9pm

Join us in the WE GATHER studio for an evening of textile and color magic, and we’ll help you turn your weekday drab into some seriously mesmerizing color excitement. No experience necessary - this workshop is perfect for the textile newb and seasoned enthusiast alike.

In this 2.5-hour class, we'll cover the basics of this magical traditional Japanese method with folding, cinching, and binding techniques. You’ll learn how to mix a dye bath and experiment with color through immersion dye processes. Get familiar with low-impact fiber reactive dyes and walk away with your own super soft and cozy multifunctional hand-dyed peshtemal, perfect as a beach blanket, scarf, or table runner.

 

Color Me Rad: Open Dye Night!

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-9pm

Get a little color crazy and join us for an Open Dye Night in the WE GATHER Studio.

Bring up to three dyeable pieces (t-shirts, totes, scarves, socks, pillow cases, undies, etc.) and we’ll provide everything you need to transform them into something magical.

We’ll mix a palette of our favorite dye colors and provide instruction on how to use shibori resist methods with immersion dye techniques on your favorite fabrics. You’ll walk away with whatever you came in with - with some magical color upgrades!

 

Wildflower Weaving with Fall Flora

Thursday, November 8, 6:30-8pm

Join us for a relaxing creative evening in the WE GATHER studio!

Wrap up a busy day in a fresh way by blending the magic of textiles with the delight of the natural plant world. Learn the basic principles of weaving using an alternative frame loom, all while interacting with a variety of plant and flora offerings. Each participant will walk away with a sculptural wildflower wall hanging and small wooden frame loom. All materials are included.

 

Weave a Scarf 

Saturday, November 10, 12-4pm

It’s the perfect way to get cozy on a fall afternoon! Join us at the WE GATHER studio for our newest weaving workshop, where you'll get up close and personal with the Cricket Rigid Heddle loom and complete a scarf in one session.

We’ll have everything ready for you when you arrive for this 4-hour workshop. You will work on a rigid heddle loom that has been pre-warped for you, which means that you don’t have to bother with any of the setup. We’ll introduce the most fun and efficient ways to weave on this little workhorse of a loom and you’ll finish a wearable scarf by the time the afternoon is through.