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Bag Weaving

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September 7 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm Eastern

This six-week class meets online on Saturdays: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, and 19 (Skip October 12). Each session is 2 hours. All supplies are provided and will be shipped to you.

In this class, participants will learn how to create a bag from just yarn and cardboard. The teaching artist will guide the group through weaving a bag, with tips for how to customize it with closures, straps, and more. We will weave to relax, to express ourselves, to find community, and with the philosophy that there is no such thing as a mistake! Everyone will walk away with at least one finished woven bag.

About the Instructor

Bennie Krause is a Seattle-born artist and poet currently residing in Maryland. An Alumni of Maryland Institute College of Art, they graduated in 2018 with BFA in Fibers. Working primarily with tactile processes of making, such as dyework, felting, and embroidery, Bennie Krause’s pieces often utilize the meeting of poetics and the human form. Informed by their identity as a disabled and LGBT person, much of their work is tinged with themes of nostalgia or longing, and explores the complicated nature of intimacy, desire, and bodily relationships. Currently, Bennie Krause is working as a teaching artist at Intertwine Arts, a New York Nonprofit founded to teach and share weaving with disabled communities.