Workshops and events
Wednesday, May 23, 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.
Beginning Weaving at Broad Studios // AUSTIN, TX
Sunday, June 24, 1-3:30pm
Spend your afternoon getting crafty! Join us at Broad Studios, a certifiably awesome female artist collective.
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 weave 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!
Tuesday, May 29, 7-9pm
Join us at the WE GATHER studio for a happy hour of textile dyeing magic!
Your head and your eyes will spin at the stunning results and the ease of this low-commitment, low-impact dyeing method. Learn the basics of working with fiber reactive dyes and create a kaleidoscope of color on both cotton and silk. We’ll share a few of our favorite tricks for achieving eye-popping results with minimum time commitment, and you'll walk out the door with two new hand-dyed scarves.
Thursday, June 28, 6:30-9pm
We'll dive into 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.
Shibori Dyeing at The Paper + Craft Pantry // AUSTIN, TX
Friday, June 22, 6-8:30pm
Join us at the lovely Paper + Craft Pantry in Austin, TX for a special edition of our Shibori Dyeing workshop!
You'll learn several different methods of Shibori binding and combine them with the ease and wonder of fiber reactive dyes on fabric.
Everyone will walk away with their own hand dyed linen throw and a silk bandana, plus all the knowledge you need to do it all again at home!
Advanced Beginner Weaving
Saturday, June 30, 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.