Sun, Sep 24|
Small Space Art Collective
Squish Squares Weaving Workshop with Meg Spitzer
Are you drawn to fluffy roving? Have you ever wondered how to work with it? Come make your own squish square with fiber artist, Meg Spitzer. Squish squares are framed weavings filled to the brim with all the best fluff, woven in a cross stitch pattern.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Small Space Art Collective, 210 Calle de Los Molinos, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA
About the event
During this course you will learn how to create your own squish square using material driven design and basic cross stitch techniques. Meg will provide all of the ingredients, including the wooden frame, warp string, weaving needle, wool roving and multiple patterns for you to choose from. You will leave class with a finished 13”x13” art piece for your wall.
No experience? Perfect. Meg believes that fiber art is for everyone who’s interested, that its accessibility, community and diversity is a large part what makes it beautiful. Super versatile, affordable, and flexible to whatever timeline life allows for at the moment, fiber art is very conducive to life’s unpredictabilities.
About the Artist:
Meg Spitzer received a BFA from the University of Florida in 2005, moved to NYC and mostly fell out of her personal art practice until 2018, when she suddenly found herself on the other side of the country with two small children and a desperate desire to make art again. She had trouble finding a medium that fit her current life until she was gifted a macrame kit and realized she had never explored textiles or fiber art. Meg completed it within a couple hours and immediately ordered more rope. With seemingly endless techniques and possibilities to explore, fiber art immersed her, recentered and grounded her in her past as an artist, while gracing her with a flexible timeline. The patterns and knots became a meditation practice, a calm space just for her.
Meg is a Los Angeles based fiber artist known for her vivid and playful art deco inspired tapestries. Her pieces exist where macrame, weaving and fiber sculpture collide. Meg’s work is an exploration of color and is largely material based, as even the most intricate pieces were born from a fiber on hand that she wanted to showcase as thoughtfully as possible. Through her work, she explores movement and balance, and the push and pull that fiber is able to demonstrate so well. Each piece of hers is designed and created in her studio at home.
- Ticket type
Squish Square TicketPrice$125.00
Dana Point, CA
“This embroidery class was perfect! The space is inviting and sparks creativity. Cecilia is a skilled and effective teacher. She provides you a cute little kit with everything you need! Incredibly grateful for Cecilia to hold the space for some therapeutic making time, community, and skills that I can take with me. Thank you, thank you!
San Clemente, CA
"I have only attended the Fiber Club and Marbling Workshop so far am so inspired!! Small Space Collective is such a treasure in our town. San Clemente has been needing something like this for a long time. The two women who run this studio have an incredible vision. They are building a wonderful community of artists and crafters who can share and learn from each other."
San Clemente, CA
"Small Space Collective is such a gem!! I was so happy to find a place to go do small artsy projects. I love that you don't have to sign up for multiple weeks but that you can just pick the workshops that you would like to go and it's easier with me with my schedule that varies all the time. I am already signing up for the next fun workshop."