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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Thursday, May 30, 6:30-8pm
Join us for an evening workshop that combines two of our favorite things: weaving and flowers!
You’ll learn the basic principles of weaving using the WE GATHER Wildflower Weaving Kit, along with a selection of the freshest seasonal florals. Each participant will walk away with a sculptural wildflower wall hanging, a small wooden frame loom, and a newfound sense of calm. All materials are included.
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Saturday, June 1, 12-4pm
Join us at the WE GATHER studio for Rigid Heddle Weaving, where you'll work on one of our studio looms and we'll walk you through the process of dressing the loom and weaving a very fresh wall-hanging. We'll cover all of the fundamentals of weaving with this tool, including basic weave structures and patterns, textural techniques, and necessary troubleshooting skills.
BYO Loom: Weaving Party!
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-9pm
Join us for a Weaving Party! BYO Loom and jump back in to a current project or start a new one with us. We'll be on hand to introduce you to new techniques, help you troubleshoot your individual hangups, and share our insider weaving tips and tricks. Appropriate for all skill levels, beginner and beyond.
Wednesday, June 12, 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!
Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-8:30pm
We will explore this visible mending technique and the ways in which it can put new pizzaz into a favorite textile. Bring your own well-loved garment or stitch a swatch we provide - either way, you'll walk away with something that has a new life!
Wilde Indigo Dyeing in the Catskills at The Glen Wilde!
Saturday, June 22, 1-4pm
Join us in the glorious summer air for a special edition Indigo Dyeing workshop at The Glen Wilde. This Bungalow Colony-turned-nature-escape is the perfect setting to discover the magic of indigo dyeing. We will explore shibori and ombre dyeing methods, all while enjoying blue skies, fresh air, and some special summer cocktails. And don’t forget to reserve your bungalow for the weekend!