The weaving studio is equipped with eight floor looms. Some looms are shared while others are set aside for individual projects. Artists are encouraged to design their own warp and decide what they want to make out of their weaving. Once the weaving is complete it is washed, cut, and then sewn into finished products. We produce a variety of woven items, including scarves, shawls, pillows, rag rugs, and wall hangings. In addition, artists embroider, draw on fabric, knit, and create soft sculptures.
Weaving on a floor loom is a very special process. It allows the artist to have a place to center themselves and create work that is unique to them. Artists have access to a variety of tools and colorful materials to choose from in the weaving studio. I am always inspired by the artists at Gateway.