Last weekend I took a two day Weaving in the Wild class at Wildcraft in White Salmon, which is located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. I am not super crafty- I like mediums like flowers and photography that provide that instant gratification- so this was more of an excuse to hang out with girlfriends (Jenny, Jennifer, and Saikiko) in an inspirating setting and get away from Portland for a weekend. The first day of the course we went foraging for materials to make a free-form weaving and also for berries to dye some yarn. The second day, we learned the rules for weaving and got our own little looms to practice on. We also learned how to use the big looms! Chelsea, the owner, served us an amazing vegetarian lunch on the most inspiring table setting (filled with vintage marimekko plates and textiles). A few of the salads were made with veggies from her garden. The meals alone were worth the trek! I liked that they taught us the rules and then encouraged us to be as detail oriented or as free-form as we wanted. We got to take our own handmade looms home with some natural dyed yarn and the sweetest, hand-illustrated booklet. This class was so totally worth it! Thank you to our wonderful teacher, Jorie and her lovely interns for teaching!
Photos: Chelsea Fuss.
I would love to learn how to weave! your pictures are beautiful!
Wow – great pictures – I would love to take one of their weaving classes – definitely bookmarked for when I’m in Portland next!
Such a great post, thank you! I’m so glad you and all your brave ladies had such a good time! xx
Such an amazing weekend! Loved every minute of it!
oh man, i really wanted to take this class but had conflicting plans that i was already committed to. your recap makes me even sadder that i wasn’t able to swing it, sounds like it was a wonderful time!