Free Event - Maryanne Moodie Book Signing & Weave-Along

  • The Black Squirrel 651 Addison Street Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States

A weaving movement is upon us, and now there’s a new book to get makers started! Bring your weaving projects along (or purchase supplies in the shop) for a free evening of hanging out and demo-ing with Maryanne, and pick up a copy of her beautiful new book while she's here to sign it! Complimentary snacks and coffee/tea will be provided, as always.

Weaving’s hottest instructor, Maryanne Moodie, shares her signature techniques in On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a lush guide filled with step-by-step tutorials, gorgeous photography, and bohemian projects for both the new and experienced maker.

The 20+ projects include Moodie’s popular wall hangings, rag and Moroccan boucherouite rugs, a plant cradle, fringed placemat, wrapped lampshade, knotted cushion—all fresh designs for the modern home that instill a nostalgic quality from the use of vintage textiles. There are also beautiful artisanal garment accessories, like a chunky scarf, festival hair tapestry, and woven necklace.

Projects are divided by loom type—circular, rectangle, or found—and each includes instructions for making your own loom. In addition to the how-to, On the Loom is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium. Readers will learn everything from which materials to use to create different effects, to how colors work together.