Workshop registration fees go directly to your facilitators fee, travel and accommodations; your materials, equipment and supplies; venue fees and general administration.
Workshop Materials Provided by Participants: Participants will need to wear a skirt or shorts for spinning on a bare leg. Tights are alright as long as dye from tights does not transfer to wool.
DESCRIPTION & INCLUDED MATERIALS
Learn the basics of thigh spinning with merino wool, while growing to understand the history and meanings behind selected patterns and iconography. In this two-day workshop you will also learn the techniques of two-and three-strand twining. This is an introductory course and the completed project will be a small medicine bag that can be worn around the neck.
Meghann O’Brien is a weaver descended from the Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw tribes of coastal British Columbia. She works in the mediums of basketry, Ravenstail, and Chilkat ceremonial textiles. Her practice carries reverence for natural materials, traditional technique, and sacred functionality. Meghann is most interested in fashion as a platform to carry forward the rich worldview of her people as embodied through textiles. She finds place in a contemporary context for these functional art forms, and welcomes those born outside these distinctive cultures to connect with the transformative power they carry in a respectful way.