Are you drawn to fluffy roving? Have you ever wondered how to work with it? Come make your own squish square with fiber artist, Meg Spitzer. Squish squares are framed weavings filled to the brim with all the best fluff, woven in a cross stitch pattern.
No experience? Perfect. Meg believes that fiber art is for everyone who’s interested, that its accessibility, community and diversity is a large part what makes it beautiful. Super versatile, affordable, and flexible to whatever timeline life allows for at the moment, fiber art is very conducive to life’s unpredictabilities.
During this course you will learn how to create your own squish square using material driven design and basic cross stitch techniques. Meg will provide all of the ingredients, including the wooden frame, warp string, weaving needle, wool roving and multiple patterns for you to choose from. You will leave class with a finished 13”x13” art piece for your wall.
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024
About the Artist:
Meg Spitzer received a BFA from the University of Florida in 2005, moved to NYC and mostly fell out of her personal art practice until 2018, when she suddenly found herself on the other side of the country with two small children and a desperate desire to make art again. She had trouble finding a medium that fit her current life until she was gifted a macrame kit and realized she had never explored textiles or fiber art. Meg completed it within a couple hours and immediately ordered more rope. With seemingly endless techniques and possibilities to explore, fiber art immersed her, recentered and grounded her in her past as an artist, while gracing her with a flexible timeline. The patterns and knots became a meditation practice, a calm space just for her.
Meg is a Los Angeles based fiber artist known for her vivid and playful art deco inspired tapestries. Her pieces exist where macrame, weaving and fiber sculpture collide. Meg’s work is an exploration of color and is largely material based, as even the most intricate pieces were born from a fiber on hand that she wanted to showcase as thoughtfully as possible. Through her work, she explores movement and balance, and the push and pull that fiber is able to demonstrate so well. Each piece of hers is designed and created in her studio at home.
Our Terms: By signing up for a workshop or attending a function which we are hosting, you agree to the terms and conditions stated herein. You do hereby release THESE HANDS, LLC. or any person or persons acting on its behalf from liability for any bodily injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of any personal articles while on the premises or while participating in any activity sponsored by THESE HANDS, LLC. Furthermore, the undersigned agrees that in the event medical attention is required due to accident or illness, THESE HANDS, LLC. shall, without accepting fiscal responsibility, seek such medical services as it deems necessary and appropriate through EMs/911 and/or local hospitals.
Media Release: I hereby allow THESE HANDS, LLC. to take photographs, video, or audio of me and to use such materials for promotional and archival purposes only. If you wish to opt out, please make the instructor aware of that prior to the start of class.
Class / Workshop Etiquette: All scheduled classes and workshops start and end on time. Please be prompt in your arrival and departure, as we often have other classes starting after yours. Arriving 30 minutes late to a class counts as a no-show, and no make up class will be offered. Teachers are subject to change.
Refund policy: THESE HANDS, LLC. reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment or unforeseen teacher conflicts. If a class is cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule the session. If you are unable to attend, you will be issued a refund.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel a class for a full refund 21 days in advance of class/workshop start date. After that, the class is non-refundable. This applies to all regular workshops. We treat transfers the same as we do with cancellations. Transfers are only possible if you let us know 21 days in advance. The only exception that we make is if the class is sold out and has a waiting list. We can then try to fill your spot with a student from that list.
COVID policy: If you test positive for COVID, please do not attend your scheduled workshop. Instead please contact us and let us know that you cannot attend. If you would like to receive a credit towards a future workshop, please email us your Positive PCR results (it must be a valid test with your name included) or a doctor's note. No refunds will be issued.
Gift Cards: Gift certificates can be applied toward all workshops, labs or These Hands Makers Collective merchandise. Gift Cards can not be redeemed for cash. Gift Cards do not expire.
Parking: Valet Parking