JULY 29 // FUNDAMENTALS OF BACK STRAP WEAVING

Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.14.47 AM.png
Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.13.29 AM.png
Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.13.44 AM.png
Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.14.47 AM.png
Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.13.29 AM.png
Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.13.44 AM.png
sold out

JULY 29 // FUNDAMENTALS OF BACK STRAP WEAVING

220.00

9A - 6P

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of Guatemalan backstrap weaving. This enriching ancient art is done with wooden sticks and a belt the weaver is strapped into; using their body to tension the yarns. The course will have students comfortable in their looms, with a broad understanding of how woven structures function. Students will learn about body awareness, selvedge correctness, adding yarn to weft stick, and efficiency in the loom. Class includes back strap loom, weaving belt, yarns, and anchor lasso that will be yours to take home at the end of the workshop. Ages (16+) All levels - beginners welcome! 

ABOUT RACHEL CRUZ

Rachel left the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York as a senior in the Textile Development Department to experience and work in the ingenious village in the highlands of Guatemala. Her neighbor taught her back strap weaving, an ancient and incredible art and she continued to study in the area for over a year. Rachel interned at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca in Mexico, and studied ikat dye methods in Indonesia under the incredible women's cooperative Lepo Lorun. After traveling around the world for the past 5 years, she strongly believes that the preservation and relevance of this incredible craft should be passed on to her community. 

Add To Cart