Metis Fingerweaving is a fun traditional past-time that results in beautiful belts, bags, bands and bracelets! Finger-weaving is a method of thread-twining that creates solid shapes of color including arrowheads, diamonds, flames and lightning bolts that can’t be created on a loom. Each piece is unique and can be used for a number of decorative purposes, and the methods range from simple to mind-bending-ly complex as you advance.
There is enough to learn as a finger-weaver to keep you happily challenged for the rest of your days, should you choose to progress through all the levels and patterns. This workshop starts out with level 1, which is suitable for people ages 9 and up (kids tend to pick it up more readily than their parents, in fact!). In a short evening or afternoon of colors and tales, we will learn to make 2-3 beginner’s patterns that you can use to create bracelets, bag straps or hatbands. The tradition of finger-weaving will be presented and some of the lore of this Metis craft, as well as a few choice stories, will be told.