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Gualala Arts Workshop
Introduction to Weaving
Instructors: Jennie Henderson & Gerda Randolph

Saturday - Sunday
November 2 - 3, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To register
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Arts Center

Register by:   October 25, 2013
Tuition:   $100 members; $120 non-members
Materials fee:   $20
Materials list:   Weaving materials

weaving Weaving samplers on the small tapestry loom provided, you will learn the basics of weaving. You will have an opportunity to experiment with many weaving techniques including creating lines, diagonals, diamonds, stripes, and more. In addition you will become familiar with the equipment used in weaving and the different types of looms.

About the Instructors

A native of California, Jennie Henderson has made her home on the Mendocino coast for the last thirty-five years and is a familiar face at local craft fairs. Her weaving experience spans four decades, several continents and a myriad of styles and techniques. She began weaving with a small inkle loom making belts, then a small floor loom making scarves and shawls; today she has over a dozen looms of varying sizes and purposes in her studio. Jennie has shown her work both locally and nationally and is the recipient of the American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence.

Gerda Randolph is now a fiber artist mostly making pine needle baskets and needle felted wool sculptures, but her introduction to fiber art began with tapestry weaving about 14 years ago. She loved the process and still "dabbles" with weaving. She has taught it to children in the Gualala Arts summer program and is looking forward to working with master weaver Jennie in introducing this wonderful process to you.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.