Freestyle Weaving

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Experience hosted by Dayna

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

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
  • 105 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 105 reviews.

Hannah
January 2022
I had so much fun learning to weave! Dayna was very welcoming and is a great teacher. Her class is set in her home with gorgeous mountain views. She has a vast array of materials to choose from for your woven piece. Her sweet dog Edgar greets you upon arrival. It was very easy to learn and I would definitely take this class again. Highly recommend!
Ted
December 2021
I went to this experience without any knowledge about weaving (or any kind of fabric works really), mostly motivated by my friend to try some new things; but Dayna's class was such an amazing experience! I learned a bunch about the practical and historical parts of weaving, and just working the machine was really fun! Dayna is a great host, knowledgeable and accommodating to our experience levels :) in the end we each had made something to take home, so that is super cool too!
Bonnie
December 2021
My mom and I loved our weaving experience! We enjoyed meeting Dayna! It was relaxing and creative and we couldn’t believe we were able to create something usable in such a short time!!
Nina
December 2021
I had a wonderful time at Dayna’s weaving studio. I have always wanted to try weaving and this was the perfect place to explore this craft. Dayna is a great teacher and made this space really special. She has an array of beautiful yarn to choose from and I will definitely be going back!
Maddie
November 2021
It was wonderful to work alongside Dayna in her beautiful studio space. She was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout our time together. I had never done any kind of textile work, and she really helped to get me well acquainted with the magic of it. I felt so happy upon finishing my wall hanging (yes, you will finish a project in this class! Amazing!) and cannot wait to place it somewhere in my home. Her home studio is also set in such an idyllic space that helps draw further inspiration. I highly recommend this class!
Stephanie
November 2021
I really enjoyed this experience! I’ve always wanted to try weaving, and this was such a great introduction! I left with a beautiful wall hanging and really enjoyed learning something new! The studio is beautiful – it overlooks the mountains, and the day I was there, the weather was perfect so the door and windows were open for a nice breeze. Dayna was a great instructor. I was the only student booked for my class, so she was able to give me plenty of tips, and sat on the loom next to me showing me new techniques as she worked on her own project. I would absolutely do this experience again!

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Fri, 28 Jan
    10:00 - 13:00
    £112 per person
  • Fri, 28 Jan
    13:30 - 16:30
    £112 per person
  • Mon, 31 Jan
    10:00 - 13:00
    £112 per person
  • Mon, 31 Jan
    13:30 - 16:30
    £112 per person
  • Tue, 1 Feb
    10:00 - 13:00
    £112 per person
  • Tue, 1 Feb
    13:30 - 16:30
    £112 per person
  • Wed, 2 Feb
    10:00 - 13:00
    £112 per person
  • Wed, 2 Feb
    13:30 - 16:30
    £112 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 up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.