WOVEN GEOMETRIC SHAPES
Welcome to an introduction to weaving geometric shapes with artist Erin Barrett. In this workshop, Erin guides us through the creation of one of her iconic designs in a custom colorway curated for this project. Using color blocking and a geometric composition, we’ll be weaving together a beautiful handmade wall hanging for the home.
We’re pairing a handcrafted maple frame loom with our favorite Lana wool blend yarn to create stunning woven pieces. Features of our custom loom include a hardwood body and deeply grooved notches with a subtle setback for sturdy warping. As the most recent addition to our line of looms, we’ve added a small hole along each side arm for optional kickstand legs for tabletop weaving. A sword and shuttle are not needed for this style of weaving but are available as additional accessories in our Marketplace.
We are so excited to have you join us for this project as we dive into wall hangings with Erin. We would love for you to share your final product by tagging us (and our featured artist!) in your photos. Don’t forget to use #thecraftersbox to show everyone - and see what others - are up to. Happy making.
This workshop includes:
- An in-depth, digital workshop by Erin Barrett
- A live Maker Chat Q&A for our community to join in creative conversation
- Tools and materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you, by Erin
The tools & materials included in this kit:
- A handcrafted maple 16x20” frame loom
- 5 skeins of our favorite single-ply Lana wool blend yarn in a curated colorway
- Cotton warp string
- A curved tapestry needle
- Gold lame ribbon
- A dowel for hanging your finished piece
Materials Kits for More Exploration
We’ve created optional materials kits to support your continued weaving exploration. A new colorway inspired by the sand and blush hues of the desert, loom legs for those who would like to convert their loom to a standing tabletop loom, an accessories kit (NOT needed for this workshop but for different weaving techniques you might enjoy later).
Loom Legs for Tabletop Weaving
To complement the loom included in this workshop, we’ve created attachable legs to stand your loom up for easy tabletop weaving. (Psst… if you’ve decided to upgrade your loom to the 30″ instead of the 25″ we will be sure to include the correct size legs upon purchase of this listing.)
A Shuttle & Sword Set
To complement the loom and allow for continued creation we’ve created a shuttle and sword to continue your weaving exploration. Created by a local San Diego woodworking team, these sturdy maple tools allow for faster weaving.
More About Our Artist: Erin Barrett
Erin Barrett is the owner and creator of Sunwoven, a small business founded in Charleston, South Carolina where Erin lives with her family.
Erin grew her business out of hobby when searching for a creative outlet five years ago. Prior to Sunwoven, Erin was a professional ballet dancer for seven years and eventually settled down to get married and her daughter, Sunny. What began as creative exploration turned into a blossoming full-time business. Today she explores different styles of making in various textile and weaving formats. You can learn more about her commission work and her shop at sunwovenstudio.com. Sunwoven has created recognized brand collaboration work through West Elm and Anthropologie.
Five years into weaving, Erin loves it more than ever! We are incredibly honored to welcome Erin to The Crafter's Box studio to share her incredible work with us once again.