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.
If you are planning a private or corporate event and would like WE GATHER to dream up a Creative Workshop Experience for your group, click here and tell us what you’re thinking.
Drop-in Wildflower Weaving at Artists & Fleas Chelsea!
Friday, October 19, 4-7pm
Join us at Chelsea Market for a celebration of all things fall and cozy with drop-in wildflower weaving. We’ll provide everything you need to blend weaving techniques with some luscious fall florals to create a living woven sculpture.
Drop in at the lower level of Chelsea Market any time between 4-7pm. You’ll be able to finish one weaving within about 15 minutes.
$10/person covers all supplies and instruction.
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.
Advanced Beginner Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom
Saturday, October 27, 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.
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.