Explore your connection with nature by creating simple weavings on found natural objects. You will learn basic weaving techniques and savor the beauty of nature as you choose natural fibers in colors and textures to interpret and complement the line, form, and natural environment of your object. You will leave with a unique sculptural tapestry and a new appreciation for the artistry in the small details of our landscape. No weaving experience is required.
Class size 8
Student Supply List
Students are invited to bring a few beautiful and/or meaningful natural found objects such as: rocks, tree bark, wood, sea shells, driftwood, deer horns, etc. (A good size for a beginner is at least the size of the palm of your hand.) You may also bring at least several yards of complementing heavy threads, embroidery floss, sashiko thread, and yarn in colors and textures you enjoy, if desired. Also bring scissors. Alternatively, I will have a variety of natural objects to choose from, and a selection of colors, weights, and textures of yarn and threads, concentrating on natural fibers such as cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool, etc. Two types of needles will be provided.
Materials Fee $10
Registration Policies & Waiting Lists
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.
Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:
> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.
> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.
> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.
> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.
Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley
> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.
> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.
> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.
If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.