Sat, Apr 18|
1900 N Brevard St
Weaving Intentions Workshop and Lunch
A powerful workshop using weaving as a tool to amplify your intentions.
Time & Location
Apr 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
1900 N Brevard St, 1900 N Brevard St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
About the Event
Artist/Advocate, Elizabeth Palmisano, invites you to join her in learning to create Intentional Weavings on handmade branch looms. She will guide us through the process of mindful intention setting and how to bring focus to the work at hand. Following mindfulness, Elizabeth will share her process of creating organic weavings woven onto handmade branch looms. In this small group workshop, we will cover how to use organic, free flow weaving as a tool to set and amplify your intentions. You will leave with a completed, organic weaving ready to hang in your home or work space as a symbol of your intentions for your space and your life.
Elizabeth begins the process by choosing an already fallen branch and selecting yarn and fibers that she feels drawn to. She explains,
"As, I weave, I do it with intention--thinking of what I am trying to reason out. Each weaving has a story to tell or a job to do. Just as a dreamcatcher is intended to catch bad dreams, my weavings have a purpose as well. It may be to convey a story or idea, but often it is to protect my thoughts from self doubt, or if intended as a gift for a friend, it may be created as a good luck charm of sorts. Similar to a prayer shawl, the weaving is meant to bring peace to the home it hangs in."
Elizabeth is happy to provide the materials needed for this class including a handmade branch loom. However, you are most welcome to bring yarn, beads, feathers, or ribbon of your own to add to your weaving.
A catered lunch is included with the workshop. There will be both vegan and gluten free options available.
Who Should Take This Class?
This class is a great option for everyone! No experience required. The only requirement is an interest in using weaving as a tool to amplify your intentions.
Class size is limited.
About The Artist
Boundary-pushing fiber artist, Elizabeth Palmisano combines abstract painted surfaces with textiles and collage, creating rich, multilayered compositions. Experimentation, exploration, and play are key to her creative process. Each piece serves as a visual prayer, an affirmation, an intention. Her work is in private and public collections and has been exhibited at galleries and museums such as The Mint Museum, The McColl Center for Art & Innovation, and Bliss Gallery.
"Let all work be rooted in empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and love. May it promote healing. My approach is experiential and invitational; allowing space for uncontrived and inevitable self-reflection and expansion of perspectives, through the process of creating meaningful art. I am on fire for the power of creative Flow and I truly love what I do." -Elizabeth Palmisano
This ticket includes a catered lunch. There will be both vegan and gluten free options available.$77.00