Classes

Introduction

The Life-Weaving classes: Whole-Fabric, Whole-Tapestry, and Whole-Journey explore the potential for weaving’s process-based perspective to bring greater wholeness on personal, social, and ecological levels. All the classes use weaving to reevaluate one’s own life from the experience of its separate strands forming: a whole fabric, a whole tapestry, or whole-oriented and ecological value system. Journaling and conversation are included to weave fabrics of understanding as well as networks of support with class participants.

Whole-Fabric

The focus of the class is to identify the eight main strands of one’s life and experience weaving them into a cohesive fabric. An off-loom band weaving technique will be used to weave personal strands into a whole fabric. The sensation will provide an experiential perspective to notice imbalances so changes can be made. Journaling and conversations help transform personal insights into a life-guiding perspective. A beautifully illustrated fold-out card is included for recording the whole process of weaving strands of life, usually considered separate, into a whole fabric. Friday, May 18-19, Friday 6-8 pm & Saturday 9-5 pm Location: Vashon Intuitive Arts, Event Space, 17331 Vashon Hwy SW, WA 98070 Cost: $170 + $15 materials, total $185.

Whole-Tapestry

Whole-Tapestry matches personal strategies, which you already use for dealing with challenging situations, with weaving patterns. The grid pattern is a plan for reestablishing order and the flow is how you find the sweet spot in a chaotic situation. The binding pattern is related to what you do to heal emotionally and physically and the textural is an approach to getting your life out of a rut. The tapestry weaving in the class will be a free-form construction, symbolically woven with personal life-saving patterns. Journaling and conversation will add another layer to weaving’s process-based perspective. A personal experience of weaving also creates a connection with Nature’s weaving the whole tapestry of life. October, to be announced, Friday 6-8 pm through Saturday 9-6 pm & Sunday 10-3pm Cost: $210 + $15 materials $225.

Whole-Journey

Whole-Journey goes the whole way with reimagining a life from the loom of a whole-oriented value system. You build its parts into a frame loom and wind on a warp. The winding rhythm, the ordering process, and the dynamic tension that is created between you and your warpstrands––supported by the loom of a whole-oriented value system––feel like embarking on a whole new life journey. You weave a small tapestry with the Swedish interlocking Rölakan technique on your warp. It is a fabric that is supported by the loom of a whole-oriented life. Journaling and conversation then explore what was experienced on the journey. Information to come.