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#BLUBIRDTEACHES: MODERN FIBER

As the daughter of a farmer and artisanal weaver, I've grown up with fiber my whole life. I'm still connected to the larger American cottage wool industry in a professional capacity. As such, I have first hand perspective at the slow decline in accessibility of fiber arts, and the recent post-pandemic resurgence is exciting - it makes me think of the "Return to the Land" movements of the 1970s and all of the things that we now know grew from that reconnection to the land gives me hope. BlubirdTeaches works to discover new ways to apply fiber as a medium in fine art and encourage new interest in the fiber arts. All public workshops and single lessons are focused around small projects that can be accomplished in two hours.  Longer curriculum is open to students who want something more or are hungry for more advanced skills and need help.

The schedule is currently full. Accepting private students and single session bookings for spring 2023. Full schedule of public workshops are running in the East Aurora and Rochester area. 

Any public workshop is bookable as an individual studio session, or a cocoon for 5 persons or more. Can handle groups up to 20. Booking reservations for May 2023 and beyond.


Most topics can be modified to suit youth age groups 11-15 upon request.  For youth under 10 or for homeschool groups, please send a message to receive information on private kids bookings.

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NEW: WEAVING INTENSIVE SERIES

BUILDING BASICS: ABSTRACT WEAVING
EAST AURORA

A weaving series- three dates. Learn the basics and build up. Loom included.

MARCH 16, 23, 30 
MUSELOFT

An in-depth weaving series for those who want to Learn to weave and work with deliberate techniques.
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Learn the basic building blocks of weaving, including warping, materials, tools and basic techniques, then upgrade these basic skills and learn to how to work with deliberate shapes using tapestry weaving joinery and templates, and appropriate use of color to create interest in woven work.

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STUDIO LEARNING

PRIVATE WEAVING AND SPINNING LESSONS

(ADULT) SINGLE LESSON OR SERIES CURRICULUM: ROUND, TAPESTRY OR RIGID HEDDLE

Private One on One Instruction focusing on the use of tapestry technique, or the next step up, how to weave simple textile and garmentry using rigid-heddle.

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ACCEPTING PRIVATE DYE STUDENTS

(ADULT) IN-STUDIO SINGLE LESSON OR SERIES CURRICULUM IN ACID-REACTIVE OR NATURAL DYEING

One-on-One instruction in the world of fiber + color. Lessons in acid-reactive protein dyeing and natural plant based dyes using local and native plants.

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PUBLIC CLASS SCHEDULE

Monthly workshops are geared towards exploring fiber as a creative medium, and are focused around small projects that can be accomplished in two hours. 

All topics rely on some basic fiber skill set that can be used to explore new ways to create, and are developed for beginners, unless specifically noted. Modern, rooted in heritage technique.

Any group concept can be tailored to fit individual private groups, or private one-on-one instruction, either in studio, or as a "cocoon" for 5 or more participants. Inquire for group rates, or book a consult.

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