Learn the classic techniques of hand weaving with a wild new twist: high tech materials with interactive qualities. No experience? No worries. Levon Kafafian, our highly skilled and infinitely patient instructor will teach you what you need to know. All workshop supplies are included, all you need to do is register and show up.
This workshop series is recommended for ages 12 and up. The cost of the workshops covers materials.
Admission: $25 GA/$20 MOCAD members. Series pass $90 GA/$70 MOCAD members.
MOCAD Members: please call the front desk at 313-832-6622 for a promo code to receive your discount on tickets.
Reflective Bike Panels
Tuesday, September 13, 6-9pm
Work with highly visibility reflective material to weave stylish panels for night-time bike riding. Materials: cotton yarn, reflective yarn, and sew-on velcro.
Opalescent Patch Pockets
Saturday, October 15, 12-3pm
Make a sew-on patch pocket for your jeans, bag, or t-shirt with materials that catch the light and the eye in just the right way. Materials: opalescent yarns, cotton yarn, sewing thread, optional fabric for lining.
Tuesday, November 22, 6-9pm
Not your kids' glow in the dark — stay sharp in the dark without losing your eyewear. Even if you're not into the croakies look, use your strap as a lanyard, handle or necklace. Materials: Glow in the dark thread, mercerized cotton, elastic thread, eyeglass rubber attachments.
Thermochromic Mug Rugs
Saturday, December 17, 12-3pm
Caution: beautiful when hot. Weave a mini rug for your coffee mug that reveals its designs with heat. Materials: thermochromic ink, screen printing medium, cotton and wool yarns.