july 28, 2022 (thurs) // 6pm-9pm // zero waste fabric wall hanging on driftwood
Macrame artists Sam Tower of Macrame by Monday, created the lovely wall macrame in our studio repurposing our naturally-dyed silk scraps and remnants. If you love the wall hanging in the studio then get excited because in this workshop you get to make your own!
In this workshop, guests will use a studio practice known as zero waste to create a macrame wall art.
Guests will learn six simple, but versatile knots used in macramé as you create a completely unique wall hanging made from recycled fibers. Knotted, wrapped, and twisted textiles drape romantically across a locally foraged branch, bringing forward the natural beauty of your materials. Guests are encouraged to bring loved clothes, fabric, and/or textiles to make their wall hanging special.
- Larks Head Knot
- Square Knot
- Half Square Knot
- Alternating Half Hitch Knot
- Half Hitch Spiral Knot
- Overhand Knot
Meet your textile educator
Philadelphia-based fiber artist Sam Tower (she/her) uses macramé knotting to create earthy decor and wall art, functional and charming home goods, and intentionally designed baby toys. Macramé has led her to rediscover the healing delight she feels when creating art with her hands. She enjoys sharing her fiber art practice with communities of crafters, makers, dyers, fabricators, and plant lovers. Her work often includes vintage ceramic beads and organic materials such as reclaimed wood, foraged driftwood, and other fibers like recycled silk, jute, and yarn. Made with cotton cord, beechwood rings, and colorful ribbons, her baby toys are designed to support the development of motor skills and inspire play in little ones. When creating macramé art, Sam is inspired by the natural world, her Lebanese and Irish culture, antiques, and colorful florals. Sam's small batch and custom-created pieces are knotted by hand in her home studio using consciously-sourced materials that have been recycled or purchased from other small businesses.
COVID-19 practices + safety
Please be advised our studio no longer requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend workshops, camps, and other events, effective 3.8.22.
In order to have a safe, healthy, and creative makers space we ask that you:
Wear a mask, during your visit. Please ensure your face mask covers your nose and mouth.
Maintain social distancing within the studio, we are limiting our in-store shopping to 4-6 customers at a time.
Stay home, if you're positive or sick. If you test positive, and recently visited our studio we ask that you contact us with dates of potential exposure so we can inform our staff and workshop guests. All information regarding the exposure will remain confidential.
All dye and fiber materials are included in the workshop price unless otherwise noted. All workshops, classes, and camps are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend a workshop, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member. Please let us know ahead of time by emailing us at email@example.com. In the event of a workshop cancellation, you will receive 24 hours advanced notice and a full refund.