Wild Weavings | Mingei International Museum

Explore the craft of tapestry weaving under the guidance of exhibiting textile artist Sarah Myriam Winston. Inspired by the exhibition Over/Under, this two-day workshop invites attendees to unravel the secrets of this ancient art form. Weavers will learn:

  • How to warp a tapestry loom
  • Plain tapestry weave
  • Weft interlock and slit weave
  • Weft-faced color blending

Weavers will utilize a vertical tapestry loom (18”×24”) which can be borrowed between classes to practice and continue weaving the work. A variety of natural hand-dyed yarn will be available. Participants will each weave 4 mug rugs each representing a different technique learned in class. All materials and light refreshments included. Workshop is limited to ten participants.

This is a two-day workshop taking place on Saturday, February 3rd, and Saturday, February 10th (9am - 12pm).

Sarah Myriam Winston, a textile artist with over two decades of experience, discovered her passion while pursuing a graduate program in Applied Design in Textile at San Diego State University in 2000. Her work has graced group exhibitions, including those at the San Diego Visual Art Museum and the San Bernardino College Art Gallery, earning accolades at events like the Northern California Weaver’s Conference. With a 12-year museum career and formal training at CSU Long Beach and the International Preservation Studies Center, she manages textile collections expertly. Drawing from her Swiss-Nigerian heritage, Sarah's hand-dyed, handwoven creations celebrate nature's harmonious colors and textures, influenced by traditional weavers from South Asia, Japan, and West Africa. She crafts elegant, wearable pieces from natural fibers like linen, silk, hemp, and alpaca, using natural dyes to infuse them with subtle radiance and traditional techniques.


Shannon Foley

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