Tempestry Project Weaving Weather DataFairbanks Fiber Festival Class

2 Session Class

Instructor:  Bonni Brooks

Dates of the class: Sunday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Times of the class: October 8: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; October 18, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 (Click on the link for accessibility information.)

Learn the art of tapestry weaving while recording weather data from past spring months in Fairbanks.

Using basic tapestry weaving techniques, we will create a small wall hanging with Tempestry yarns – color coded yarns used to accurately record temperature data. You may be familiar with the striped Tempestry scarves knitters work one row at a time, recording each day’s high temperature as a row of knitting. In the weaving version, we take a few more creative liberties and work collectively and collaboratively with the temperature data to create a group installation reflecting the changing spring season in Interior Alaska.

In this class, each student will weave one month of spring weather data that has already been recorded. Participants can choose a month from the spring season (March through May) of any year in the last 50 that is significant to them.

Tempestry Project Weaving Weather DataAnyone from the workshop who wants to continue with the Tempestry project will be able to, and everyone from this workshop will be eligible to take part in the tapestry weaving skill building sessions coming up this winter at The Folk School.

A basic frame loom will be provided or you can bring your own loom.

Check out the Fairbanks Fiber Festival website.

Maximum number of students: 10

Minimum number of students: 6

Age range: 16 to adult (ages 10-15 welcome with adult co-learner also registered in the class)

Prerequisites:  None

Cost: $50

Materials fee: $10

Contact: Bonni Brooks: bonontherun@gmail.com or 907-980-3126

Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 2 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.



Tempestry Project Weaving Weather Data


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