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Weave a Parkland Throw: October. 14-16, 2022

Special Note: This workshop has limited space due to our Parkland Blanket Wool being produced yearly! This workshop will not be offered again until 2023! 

Instructor: Shannon Nelson

Dates: This workshop takes place over a full weekend.
Friday, October 14, 2022, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
*Lunch will be provided. 
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 10:00AM - 4:00PM 
*Lunch will be provided. 

About this Workshop: 

In one weekend you will weave a throw using our Parkland Blanket Wool. The raw materials and finished wool have never left Alberta, you will truly create a local throw.  ! 

We will be covering the following:

  • An introduction to Parkland Blanket Wool and why this project is so important to us. 
  • What to look for when choosing wool.
  • Weaving with wool. 
  • Tips for setting up your loom to weave wool. 
  • Weaving a plain weave or twill with wool. 
  • Finishing your throw with fringe or blanket stitching.
  • Wet finishing your throw. 

Workshop Materials & Equipment: 

  • Detailed handout of Our Complete Guide To Parkland Wool including 3 Throw Patterns! 
  • All throw materials are provided 
  • Use of Studio Floor Looms
  • Scouring agent for wet finishing 
  • Tapestry needles for finishing and repairs. 
  • Additional Parkland Blanket Wool for future mending or repairs if needed. 

About the Instructors:

Shannon Nelson is our “Warp Wrangler” and shop manager at Gather. She has been with us since the beginning and likely you’ve met her in our shop! Recently she finished her Master Weaving at Olds College and did her final project on Parkland Blanket Wool! Her weaving knowledge has helped us through many projects in our studio but she truely has a passion for weaving! Check out: North Side Girls. 

Experience: No experience is necessary this is a fantastic beginner workshop! 

Make sure to read the FAQs on our website that outline our workshop policy. 

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