Sculptural Knitting and Fiber Art with Lori
  • Sonoma, United States
  • 16 hours over 4 days

Sculptural Knitting and Fiber Art with Lori

Dive into the magical and meditative world of knitting with renowned fiber artist and knitter, Lori. Learn to transform yarn into sculptural or wearable creations in her old barn studio surrounded by vineyards, redwood forests, coastal trails and farm-to-table cuisine in Sonoma.
  • Breakfast, Snacks, Coffee, & Tea

Pricing

One Guest
USD $1410
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $1080

Accommodation

One Guest
USD $625
Additional guest(s)
USD $440

Meet the Artist

Lori is a knitter, fiber artist, and educator. Rooted in the universal textile traditions, Lori has been working with fiber since the age of twelve. Growing up in San Francisco, she was inspired by the flourishing textile communities of Fiber Works and Pacific Basin textile schools and mentored by revolutionary artists like Barbara Sharcroft and Lillian Elliot. After her degree in Textiles, she studied Sculpture and since then has been creating artworks, exhibiting, and teaching students to find their creative voice.

She works with classic knitting and experimental techniques and loves unusual recycled materials. The repetitive and meditative processes of knitting, felt making, crocheting, coiling, and hand sewing are her ways of manifesting her artistic voice and defining her artistic language. She is inspired by organic forms, nature, trees, birds, and the human body –that to her represent the entwined relationships between birth and death. She also feels connected to the millions of people who work with their hands to create something out of nothing.

She loves sharing her joy of working with yarn, exploring, and creating with the endless possibilities of knitting and crocheting. “It is always wonderful to work with kindred spirits and to encourage their innate creativity.”, says Lori.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Design a clothing, blanket, or free-form art piece inspired by nature, inner life experiences, and beautiful yarns.
  • Deepen connection by finding personal stories and meaning in working and a free way of mixing materials and traditional techniques.
  • Play by bending the knitting "rules" and a lot of experimentation.
  • Explore colorwork knitting techniques like Fair isle, Intarsia and Entrelac, as well as cables and textured stitches.
  • If time permits, create sculptural forms using an i-cord, making balls, picking up stitches and working in different directions.
  • All tools and materials. You can purchase needles and exotic fibers to take home for an additional fee.
  • Visit Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.
  • Visit local artist studios and yarn stores.
  • Hiking in the Sonoma regional park.
  • Possibilities for wine tasting with a curated list of local winemakers and yoga by the swimming pool if staying with Lori.

Stay at Lori's

Stay in guest cabanas in the middle of a vineyard on Lori's property. There are two cabanas, each with a queen bed. One cabana has an attached bathroom, and the other cabana's bathroom is outside the room but close. Relax in a gorgeous outdoor seating area by the swimming pool and in the company of Lori's dog if you feel comfortable. Light breakfast is included.

Explore Sonoma

Sonoma County’s wine country is a place to slow down, connect to the land and unwind with a glass of wine in hand and the redwoods as a backdrop. From orchards to tasting rooms, coastal towns, and wild places, Sonoma Country is known for its down-to-earth rustic vibes, celebrated farm-to-table cuisine, and beautiful hiking trails through vineyards and along the bays and beaches of the Pacific.

Lori lives in the middle of a vineyard and has a studio in an old barn, a perfect setting in this wondrous place. You can fly into San Francisco or Oakland and drive about an hour and a half to Sonoma.

Additional Details

The best time to visit Sonoma is March through May or August through October which is also the region's harvest season.

Kids and seniors are welcome. Being able to knit is useful but not required.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 5 days. Please ask when you send your booking request.
Lori's Availability 4 days