Weaving Your First Towel with Mari Macmillan

  • 07 Jun 2022
  • 12 Jul 2022
  • 6 sessions
  • 07 Jun 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 14 Jun 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 21 Jun 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 28 Jun 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 05 Jul 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 12 Jul 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Weaving Your First Towel with Mari Macmillan

"Why would anyone want to weave a towel?  Here is my answer," says Mari, "A colorful hand towel in my kitchen (or bath) brings me joy even if it is just there to be beautiful at the end of a hard day." 

Come weave a towel in your favorite colors. Learn how colors meet and interact, and how the rest of the world looks at you in disbelief and says, "You MADE that?  You REALLY MADE THAT? WOW"; and how your towel wipes out dirt and grime, and makes you happy.

Gain confidence in basic weaving skills.  Warp will be about 20 inches wide and three yards long. You should be able to weave two towels and one small sampler. Wet-Finishing and hemming will be covered in the last class.

By the end of class weavers will have one-of-a-kind handwoven towels to take home.

Participants should be able to wind a warp, dress a floor loom (wind, thread, sley and tie on a warp) and weave plain weave.  

There will be a supply fee of $20 for 8/2 cotton in colors, handouts, and color wheels, that is paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

What to bring: 

  • Supply fee $20
  • Notebook with sheet protectors for handouts
  • Paper and pen/pencil if you are a note-taker
  • Photographs or magazine pages with colors that make your heart sing
  • A kneeling pad to use on floor for loom tie up
  • Camera (cell phone) for pictures
  • Wear layers. The room can be hot or cold

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE

MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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Instructor Bio

Mari Macmillan has been weaving for 30 years. Early on, someone told her about "Hi-Tech, Hi-Touch" and she balanced a highly technical medical career in pharmacy with the high touch need to make things completely by hand.  She likes to create functional items that show her love of color. Two of her non-functional pieces have been purchased by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  Many towels have been purchased at the Hui booth at the Kalama Fair in December. Mari also paints.

For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org



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