Most of you know April Rhodes for her pattern and fabric designer reputation but these days the Ohio based designer is branching out and exploring her love of weaving.
We were lucky enough to host April for an Intro to Weaving Workshop held at the Burlington Firehouse Gallery in late September.
April explains weaving as an ancient art form that explores the use of fiber, color and texture. She enjoys the the slow rhythm and meditative quality of weaving and encourages people to slow down and enjoy the process.
Participants learned the fundamentals of tapestry weaving while creating their very own piece of unique hanging art.
Each weaving was created out of 1 of 3 color ways offered for the workshop but no two weavings were alike.
One of my favorite parts of the workshop was watching everyone’s weaving change shape and unfold.
It was great spending the day learning rya knots and fishbone weaves from the inspirational April. AND creating our very own piece of wall art to top it off!
What an incredible group!
A big thanks to April and all who participated in the workshop. For those of you who missed it but are interested in picking up weaving, nido is now stocking all weaving supplies including Ashford lap looms, roving, cones of cotton warp, and more weaving yarn packs!