WOVEN DREAMS

Online fiber art Mini workshop

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Self-paced class with Instant, Lifetime Access 

 
 

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37 EUR / 44 USD

INSTANT, LIFETIME ACCESS

Self-paced class with instant, lifetime access: reserve your seat now and start creating TODAY... or whenever you're ready!

 
 
 
 

Get ready to play!

In this delightfully whimsical fiber project, we will be working with beautiful, unusual and recycled materials (yarns, ribbon, leaves, book pages, grasses and even metal!).

We're going to weave exquisite mini abstract artworks that can be framed or displayed as wall-hangings, and can also be turned into the yummiest journal covers!

"Woven Dreams" Online Fiber Art Workshop with Laly Mille
 

I will guide you step by step as you:

  • Create a simple, portable loom (super easy!)
  • Gather your materials
  • Find inspiration for textures and color schemes from photographs and natural elements 
  • Get started with basic weaving techniques
  • Become daring and creative with more techniques and materials to add dimension and interest (weaving paper, steel wool, feathers and more!)
  • Bring your piece to completion with lots of ideas for finishing touches
  • Safely take it off the loom and tie it all nicely together
  • Choose how you wish to mount your woven artworks: wall hanging? journal cover? mounted on a canvas or a plaster substrate? The sky's the limit!

This online workshop has around 2 hours of highly informative videos. If you've ever taken a class with me, you know I like to explain everything in detail while keeping it clear and super inspiring!

* Lifetime Access means you can watch the contents as long and as often as you like. *

 
"Woven Dreams" Online Fiber Art Workshop with Laly Mille
I am in the “hunter/gatherer” stage of my much anticipated weaving - making sure my bundle is filled with things that are meaningful. It feels like I’ve been waiting for this workshop for a long time - prayer flags and bunting hangings just don’t suit - but your project is a framable piece. Love it to death! You stand accused of bringing entirely too much beauty and joy to the world.
— Judy Mack
 
 
 
 

A timeless process

Weaving is such an ancient, universal process. It can be done by anyone, including children, and it is actually one of my earliest memories of making art as little girl! It is such a gentle and intuitive process, with a soft, meditative rhythm that makes you slow down and invites day-dreaming...

"Woven Dreams" Online Fiber Art Workshop with Laly Mille
 

It's all about touch

Texture is one of the most important aspects of art... and one of the most enjoyable! I love "touchable" art. Art that involves more senses than just sight, dimensional pieces that are so intriguing and yummy you can't help but want to touch them... And fiber art takes this to a whole other level! When I look at my woven pieces, I see small abstract artworks with a tactile quality that I couldn't create any other way.

 
Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.
— Margaret Atwood
 
 
 
 

Sustainable Art

For this class, you won't need any fancy supplies or "art" materials: it all starts with looking around you, collecting textures and colors and using what you already have in new ways...

 

Here are some great sources for weaving materials:

  • Old clothes: that lovely dress that no longer fits, those baby clothes that are so soft but stained, the lace on this pretty night gown you never wear...
  • Knitting left-overs: You wouldn't believe how many balls of wool await in dusty cupboards around the world, especially the tangled ones that no one will ever bother sorting out... If you don't have any yourself, ask around to friends and family for left-overs from their knitting and crochet projects, to a nursing home or your local community center. You could even gift them one of your creations!
  • Nature: get outside and open your eyes to the beauties of nature as you collect twigs, leaves, flowers, seeds, feathers and grasses to incorporate into your weaving.
  • Found objects: lots of discarded materials lend themselves so well to weaving! Look for plastic bags, bubble wrap, burlap bags and other interesting packagings, plastic mesh, mismatched pieces of string, steel wool, paint-stained rags, old jewelry (that broken necklace... weave it!)
  • Paper: book pages, tissue paper, tea bags, wrapping paper, natural fiber paper such as mulberry... any kind of paper that's not too stiff will work great, and you can even decorate them before incorporating them into your art!
 
 
The Woven Dreams class is exceptional. Laly shows ways to use low cost materials to build a loom and with skill and excellent videos, she explains the process, step by step. You never get lost in her explanations. Highly recommended.
— Lynne F.

join the classroom!

 

37 EUR / 44 USD

INSTANT, LIFETIME ACCESS

Self-paced class with instant, lifetime access: reserve your seat now and start creating TODAY... or whenever you're ready!

 
 
 
 
Laly Mille Artist

I walk my artist’s path in bare feet with my face toward the starry sky. I create from a place of lightness, ease and not-so-ordinary magic. Following the soft voice of my inner guide has shaped the artist I am today.

As a child, imagination and creativity were my sanctuary, and it was always that which I made with my hands that delighted my spirit and made me the most proud.

Today I find joy and a sense of true purpose in not only bringing beauty into this world through the art that I make, but also in nurturing the creative longings of others. As an online art instructor and certified creativity coach, I’m grateful to be able to share the gift of inspiration each and every day.

Through all extensions of my work, I aim to capture the whispers of fairytales, the lighthearted beauty of imperfection and myriad emotions through layers of light. It’s my heart’s desire to connect to that deep place that resides within you and is simultaneously in every one of us—that inner knowing of the soul which you can’t put into words but feel is more true than anything else you know...

I love connecting with creative souls all over the world on a daily basis. When I’m away from the studio or my computer, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, William, and our two children in the Loire Valley of France where not a day goes by that I’m not inspired by the sheer beauty of my surroundings.

Laly Mille, Artist
 
Laly Mille Artist painting
 
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
— Louisa May Alcott

 

© 2018 Laly Mille, Mixed Media Artist, France