DIY Woven Art

Little known fact about me: I have a list for almost everything. My favorite list that keeps expanding is my ‘learning list’. This comprises all of the classes and things I want to learn how to do. One of the many things on this list is weaving. Here is where Level Up Lexington comes in. Level Up is a small company based in Louisville, KY who recently expanded to Lexington. I had the extreme pleasure of winning their most recent instagram contest to attend a class to learn how to weave a wall hanging. I enjoyed the experience so much I decided to write a small post about it. This is in no way, shape, or form sponsored… but I did win the tickets. <yay for instagram>

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The incredibly talented Maddi of West Domestic taught the class and did a fantastic job. Weaving is at its root very forgiving, and it was fun to do something new that I have always wanted to try without having to figure it all out on my own.

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She taught us three techniques, provided the looms as well as the yarn, needles, and her experience. I can’t say enough good things about her. She was so sweet, answered questions, and provided assistance in order for the class to get the hang of what she was saying.

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The ability for creative people like me, without a specific hobby or passion, to be able to experience and try out different art forms is awesome. Not only did I have a great time hanging out with my mom during class, but I learned something new, was instructed by a pro, and had no crazy trial-and-error that comes with attempting a craft for the first time. I actually enjoyed it so much that I decided to go pick up more yarn to make another.

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Although I still have a lot to learn when it comes to weaving, I really loved this introduction and would totally recommend Level Up if you are near Lexington.

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What workshop style class would you suggest? I am always looking for things to add to my list, leave a comment below!

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