Freestyle Weaving

Santa Fe, United States

Experience hosted by Dayna

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

What you'll do

1. We will take a look at my woven fabrics and get ideas for techniques you want to try. We also look for color combinations that appeal to you.
2. Next, you fill a basket with your yarn choices. Choose your color and texture palette!
3. We will learn to wind yarn onto bobbins, so you can begin your creation.
4. We always start simple and learn the basic steps of weaving. Shuttle, feet, beat!
5. As you get comfortable, we can start adding texture, colors, and design with different techniques.
6. When you near the end of your time, we will take your piece off the loom and finish the ends by knotting the warp.
7. You will walk out the door with your woven creation!
Other things to note:
I am flexible, write me if you have a special time or another request. We might be able to work something out.
Eat or snack before you come, eating while weaving is difficult!
1. We will take a look at my woven fabrics and get ideas for techniques you want to try. We also look for color combinations that appeal to you.
2. Next, you fill a basket with your yarn choices. Choose your color and texture palette!
3. We will learn to wind yarn onto bobbins, so you can begin your creation.
4. We always start simple and learn the basic steps of weaving. Shuttle, feet, beat!
5. As you get comfortable, we can…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Loom, yarn, supplies

Meet your host, Dayna

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 96 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I weave fabric and design unique clothing using a free style method of weaving. Currently, I am a member of 7 Arts Gallery where I create and sell one of a kind clothing, accessories and traditional Rio Grande rugs. I studied Rio Grande weaving at Tierra Wools, a traditional weaving center in northern New Mexico and Saori weaving in Osaka, Japan. Textiles have been a passion of mine for over 30 years. I draw on all my experiences with textiles and weaving to create in a no pressure, easy style which I would love to share with you!
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Where you'll be

Come join me in my Santa Fe style home with a studio nestled in the piñon/juniper with views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
NOTE: My home is located less than 15 minutes drive from the downtown plaza. Be aware, the last 3/4 mile is a dirt road. It is no problem, but please drive slowly. When you are still 3 houses away your app may say "You have arrived", please continue down the road. We are the LAST house on the road. Bear right.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 96 reviews.

Evy
October 2021
I highly recommend this class. Having never weaved before I was surprised to take home a beautiful wall hanging. Dana and her husband are lovely hosts and super interesting people. As an extra bonus the studio looks out over the mountains.
Annie
October 2021
The weaving workshop was amazing! Dayna is a terrific host and the setup is wonderful! I am so excited with the piece I have made and to have it to remind me of my marvelous time here. I highly recommend it.
Nancy
September 2021
Dayna is super knowledgeable and skilled weaver as well as a thoughtful teacher. Her home weaving room overlooks the mountains.. we all came away with beautiful one of a kind scarves. She had 100s of yarns of all colors and types to choose from. so much fun!!! to enjoy each other's unique creation.
Pamela
September 2021
Weaving with Dayna was beyond expectation, and I had pretty high expectations! Her Studio filled with her work and looms and colorful yarns looks out on the mountains and hills of Santa Fe. I couldn't imagine that you could create something useful or beautiful the first time out in a 3 hour time frame, but with her help I did. I cannot recommend this enough to anyone curious about weaving or just looking for an authentic Santa Fe experience. Delightful!
Marah
September 2021
Such a fun experience! Dayna was so friendly and patient with me as this was my first time doing anything like this and I’m very happy with how my piece turned out!
Caitlin
September 2021
Weaving with Dayna was THE BEST! Can’t recommend this experience enough. She has so many beautiful yarns to choose from, and I learned some funky tips and tricks to give my weaving some extra texture. Her and her husband are lovely, and bonus that I got to meet her two adorable dogs - Edgar was a great “helper” when I was sitting at the loom :). What a special souvenir to bring home from my trip to Santa Fe - thank you Dayna!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Wed, 27 Oct
    13:00 - 16:00
    £109 per person
  • Sun, 31 Oct
    13:00 - 16:00
    £109 per person
  • Thu, 4 Nov
    13:00 - 16:00
    Join 1 other guest
    £109 per person
  • Fri, 5 Nov
    09:00 - 12:00
    £109 per person
  • Fri, 5 Nov
    13:00 - 16:00
    £109 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 3 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.