‘Dabble’-ing in Weaving

I’ve loved craft classes as long as I can remember. Since I always took creating so seriously, my mom used to call the hosts of adults art classes to get me in when I was a kid. From basket making to glass fusion, her support of my creativity set me up for a lifelong passion for making. But there are so many techniques I still don’t know!

One that has always interested me? Weaving. You guys know my house is (over)filled with home decor items, so the ability to make my own is a big perk. When I saw a listing on Dabble for a local weaving class, I knew we needed to sign up.

Dabble was nice enough to send myself and my friend, Kelly, to this class at the local studio Perennial. The class size was small, which meant we could really see what the instructor was doing when she taught us the techniques. I loved that we were able to customize our pieces as much as we wanted, from size to color; while, say, painting classes look fun, I’ve never been as interested in making the same piece as everyone else. This was perfect. Our looms and weaving needle, as well as the yarn, were provided in the class, and I was so amazed to learn everything was a recycled or reused material! The yarn was either salvaged or donated, and the needle was hand-carved from scrap wood. The loom itself was made from an upcycled picture frame. Pretty rad, huh?

I made it about 1/4-way through my design during our 2.5-hour class, and we were all sent home with the materials needed to finish later on. I hung my final piece in our bedroom, and it’s the perfect addition! It’s a nice reminder of a fun friend date, and it fits in with our decor perfectly. Want to make your own? There’s another open weaving class this weekend! Since our class I’ve made a few additional pieces. This technique is incredibly relaxing, and our instructor made it super easy.

Are you a maker, creative, or expert? Host your own Dabble event! Dabble takes care of details like marketing and class registration, and the administration fee is 5-15% of ticket price. Learn how to teach a Dabble class here.

This was my third Dabble class (see the others here and here) and I’m on the hunt for another. What should I try next?

As a reminder, while I was invited to this class for free this post is not sponsored. What’s up with all those kind words? It was just a rad class.

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