Beginning Macrame- Create a Big Fancy Wall Hanging!
All you need to learn the art of macrame is two hands and some rope. In this workshop, you will create a mid size wall hanging that utilizes the most important knots in macrame- the half hitch, square knot, larks heads knots, overhand knots, and half square knots. Once you learn these skills, you will be able to create large and more intricate pieces on your own. Each student will leave class with a completed retro-chic wall hanging, ready to adorn their walls. Wall hangings measure at least 8" x 12". This intimate class takes place in Jennie's textile studio in the Mission. All materials are included: Jennie will provide locally gathered sticks and twigs and dowels to knot off of, chunky cotton cord, poly cord in funky colors, jute, and a selection of wooden beads. Students will leave with an instruction packet and a quick guide to macrame, which includes directions for other knots and techniques not covered in class. All materials included. **Please Note** This class runs 2.5 hours, not three and is limited to 6 persons. Minimum 3 enrollment or class will be rescheduled.
I’ve been an avid seamstress and textile artist for over two decades. I grew up in Minnesota and was part of 4H and Girl Scouts as a child; an appreciation for domestic crafts like sewing, baking, gardening, and needlecraft was part of my upbringing. Since moving to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where I earned an MFA in painting, I have become obsessed with the delicious fresh foods, food culture, and beauty of Northern California. In 2015, I decided to pursue my passion and founded Jenny Lemons, a playful collection of sustainable women’s clothing and textiles inspired by the natural world. All of my products are block printed, hand painted and sewn in my San Francisco-based studio. Teaching others how to slow down and create a piece of textile art by hand is a passion of mine. I love helping my students make items to beautify their homes and give as gifts while learning traditional craft techniques. I am a formally trained artist, and bring this perspective into my teaching- I encourage students to experiment, express themselves, and have fun! View my work at www.jennylemons.com
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