Weaving and Nature Walks Discover the magic of Continuous Strand Weaving, an ancient yet little known method that requires only a simple frame loom. Yarn comes alive as it transforms into your project requiring much less quantity and time compared to other fiber arts. We will balance the focus of weaving with foraging trips on the trails around the pond and perhaps a swim, weather permitting. What will you make: The choice is yours- a lovely herb filled sachet, a small handbag or a pillow cover. Tools and yarn provided for your project. (Looms, tools and yarn available for purchase if you love and want to continue at home.) The profits from this workshop will be donated to the Forest Society of New Hampshire. Itinerary 1:30-3:30 weaving workshop 4:00 Refreshments 5:00 Departure Cottages and Glamping tents available if you wish to make a weekend of it. See listing for Private Pond Cottage
When I first bought Faraway Pond, I thought-this place is magic-I'll need to share it! This is a secluded spot where nature meets luxury. It is my pleasure to combine this serene setting with my years of experience as an artist and chef -offering my guests a chance to explore their creative side. Tracey Bowman Kallman, craftswoman-in-residence, will share her knowledge of a unique weaving technique that is simple, easy to learn and fun. Tracey first began her interest in all things fiber as a 7 year old when she learned to knit. She studied weaving, spinning and natural dying, producing rugs and blankets as a young woman. Her current fascination is with simple frame loom weaving and would love to share this experience with you. All profits will go to the Forest Society of New Hampshire.
Afternoon refreshments provided.
Faraway Pond is easy to get to, only a mile and half from Whitefield, NH center.
Looms, yarn and extra bits will be provided for your use. Looms are available for purchase if you fall in love with weaving.
The workshop is held in the Dragonfly Barn, a new post and beam barn crafted from cedar and fir, sited above the pond. A light-filled and inspiring setting for our weaving lesson. FarAway Pond has kayaks, paddle boards, floats, a dock and lots of room to swim in clear water. Explore the 68 acres of trails through fields, woods and around the pond.
Weaving in Nature