Rags In Transition


with Jo Britton

June 1,2, 2019  and  June 8,9, 2019
24 hours + week of open studio

Saturday and Sunday June 1,2, 2019
9:30am – 4:30pm (1 hours lunch break)
Saturday and Sunday June 8,9, 2019
9:30am – 4:30pm (1 hours lunch break)

Open studio for students to weave during week between weekend classes

Tuition: $400  plus $10-20 materials fee for warp, depending on size and type of project
NOTE:  If taking all 3 rug weaving classes this year, tuition is $350

To enroll send $50 non-refundable deposit with contact information and class request to:
Pacific Textile Arts 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437
OR … use our online registration form and optionally pay deposit with paypal.

Reclaimed materials transformed into… anything you can imagine!   Your old clothing and fabrics can be woven into anything from heavy floor rugs, soft, pliant throws or blankets, window coverings to art for the wall.   This class will cover the basics of creating  your own specific warp chain, dressing your loom, processing the rags and construction (or, if you will, the “reconstruction” )  of a 12 to 30 inch wide weaving.   The freedom of working with virtually free materials is enriched by the use of fabrics enhanced with your own personal history.   Start compiling your weft today!

This class is suitable for absolute beginners as well as more advanced weavers.

Jo Britton got her first loom in 1967 and soon apprenticed with weaver Augusta Oliver in Santa Barbara, CA.   In 1969  she got a scholarship to study at the Instituto D’Allende, Mexico, and came back to California to be studio technician at The Yarn Depot, San Francisco, CA.  She moved to Mendocino in 1971, continued to weave and sold her work through private commissions as well as at Ayers-Britton Gallery and Britton-Long Studio in Mendocino Cnty.   She gives private instruction and has taught adults and children at The Mendocino Art Center and through the schools.  Check out her website BraveNewRugs.
2004 – Present Established BRAVE NEW RAG / Willits, CA
1990 – 2004 Director BRAVE NEW RAG
Promoting the art of recycled fiber products / Albion, CA
1985 – 1990 Co-owner BRITTON-LONG STUDIO / Mendocino, CA
1980 – 1985 Co-owner Ayres-Britton Gallery / Mendocino, CA
1977 – 1980 Exhibitor American Craft Enterprises / San Francisco, CA
1972 – 1977 Private Instruction/Free Lance Production / Mendocino, CA
1970 – 1972 Studio Technichian, The Yarn Depot / San Francisco, CA
1970 Textile Scholarship, Institution Allende, University Guanajuato, Mexico
1968 – 1969 Apprenticeship with Handweaver Augusta Oliver / Santa Barbara, CA
1967 Introduction to Weaving, University of Hawaii / Honolulu, Hawaii
For more information, Contact JBritton@pacific.net