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Join us at Squam HQ for a day of making macrame
wall hangings with artist Michael Gabrielle.
Macrame is an ancient technique of creating beautiful geometric and organic shapes with nothing more than string and knots. This art form lends itself to freeform expression and Michael is setting the bar high with how he has pushed the edges of what you can create.
His signature style blends strength with fragility. There is something rather magical in how he can take simple rope and transform it into spectacular beauty. Best of all? Michael loves to teach and share his passion for this super fun way of bringing beauty into your home. As a self-taught macrame artist, Michael has developed his own brand of tips, tricks and as well as a unique approach that demystifies the complexity without sacrificing the exquisite results. After a day with him, you will be be looking at the string, yarn, thread and rope around you in a whole new way and, no doubt, ready to start creating pieces that reflect your personal style.
Another element of this super mojo day is that we will have EM FALCONBRIDGE with us! Em will be infusing some oil magic into the day and you can expect all sorts of creativity and fun woven into our time together as we will be making a nature mandala for inspiration, to get grounded and to clarify our intentions.
Mostly? This offering is all about enjoying a day
of ease, play and making in the heart of Providence.
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Saturday, August 5th
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Sunday, August 6th
We have designed this weekend so that you can take one day or both days. Each day will have 5+ hours of class time. There will be a beautiful catered lunch and an easy, chill vibe so you can sink into the spaciousness of the sanctuary that is Squam HQ.
BASICS and FOUNDATION
An introduction to the fundamentals and the structure of macrame. This class is ideally suited to someone who has never taken macrame or, for someone who has dabbled but wants to get deeply grounded in the elements of creating form. Using a piece of branch or driftwood as our base, we will be creating one-of-a kind wall hangings. Naturally, all the skills and technique you learn can be applied to all sorts of future projects when you get home.
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ADVANCED PLAY & EXPLORATION
Mikey has made a name for himself pushing the boundaries of traditional macrame. In this class, he will encourage you to follow your intuition and creative hunches to create a piece that is uniquely yours. He will show ways of incorporating beads, feathers, yarns, ribbons, colors and varying thicknesses of string or rope. And, he will help you to come up with new approaches that bring your personal style to this ancient technique.
Using a piece of branch or driftwood as our base, we will be creating one-of-a kind wall hangings. Naturally, all the skills and technique you learn can be applied to all sorts of future projects when you get home.
Class will be hosted at Squam HQ — which is in the heart of Providence’s East Side neighborhood. Lunch will be provided each day. And, for anyone coming from out of town, we will provide a list of great places to stay and fun things to do in the evening.
ONE DAY ONLY: SATURDAY, August 5th OR SUNDAY, August 6th
OR, if you sign up for both days:
FULL WEEKEND: SATURDAY, August 5th AND SUNDAY, August 6th
KIT FEE* (ALL MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED)
$15 if you are taking only one day of class
$25 if you register for the full weekend.
*to be paid directly to the teacher on the day of class
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Location & Travel InfoClick to view details
- Providence is 45 minutes south of Boston.
- SQUAM HQ is a 5 minutes drive from the train station (Amtrack + MBTA) and a 15 minutes drive from TF Green Airport
- There is plenty of parking at Squam HQ.
- (from GO PROVIDENCE): Rhode Island is easy to reach by air, rail or highway. Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport is just 10 minutes from Providence, and Amtrak and MBTA rail service is located in the heart of downtown. Once here, Providence and Warwick offer ample car rental, limousine and charter bus options. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (known as RIPTA) provides convenient public bus transportation throughout the state.
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FAQClick to view details
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I only want to take one day of class?
Perfect! We have set up the workshop as two stand alone days. Choose whichever one calls to you most.
I don’t live locally. If I come to Providence, where would I stay?
No worries. You have a number of options. Head to our LOCATION page where we have all that information laid out for you.
How many people will be in the workshop?
Class size is limited to a total of 10 people.
Do I have to bring any materials?
All materials will be provided for a kit fee. However, if you are a maker who has lots of bits and bobs– thread, ribbon, yarn, beads– or even elements from nature– feathers, twigs etc– you are so welcome to bring them so that you can weave them in to your own personal piece.
Can I bring a friend/mom/daughter, etc?
Of course! Provided there is room enough in the class– you can both register so that you get to share the experience and, keep practicing what you learned when you get home. However, please note that most people come on their own so don’t worry if you are showing up not knowing anybody– that is going to be the case for most of us!
I have food sensitivities and am concerned about the lunch.
We understand completely and are happy to work with you directly on that so that your food needs are met in full. Once you have registered, we will reach out to you to go over all that.
How do I get there and is there parking?
Directions will be emailed to you once you register. And yes, there is plenty of on street parking.
I am staying overnight. Can you tell me fun things to do for dinner, sightseeing, etc?
Of course! Please head over to our Location and Travel Info page where we have laid out the basics. And, once you are registered we can tailor in suggestions to your exact preferences.
PHOTO CREDIT: Forrest Elliott
Magical Macrame with Mikey Registration