Let’s Twist and Loop, Like We Did Last Summer
August 5, 2018 – August 11, 2018
In this workshop students learn the basics of ropemaking, spinning and plying, followed by learning the familiar looping techniques (crochet and knit) to organize their strings. Examining the possibility of material allows participants to rediscover what their fiber ancestors did last summer, and during the last several millennia. You will also learn that twisting, the most elemental textile gesture, lengthens fibers into longer lines. Being acquainted with spinning, knitting and/or crochet is helpful but not necessary to participate in this course. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Jerry Bleem is an artist, teacher, writer, Franciscan friar and Catholic priest. He earned his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his M.Div. from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and writes a monthly column for the US Catholic magazine.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.