Woven Tote Bag Workshop | Wednesday, August 21, 6-9:30pm

Woven Tote Bag Workshop | Wednesday, August 21, 6-9:30pm

  • Craft your own woven shoulder bag or market tote! Designed for beginners and enthusiasts alike, this hands-on session offers an opportunity to learn essential techniques in 3-dimensional weaving to create a form. Under the guidance of textile artist and educator Jessie Mordine Young, you'll master the fundamentals of weaving while bringing your vision to life, resulting in a personalized art object that reflects your personal style.

    Light snacks & beverages will be provided as well as a 10% discount off everything in our shop :)

    Instructor: Jessie Mordine Young is a Brooklyn-based artist who researches, writes about, curates, makes and teaches textile art. She believes that textiles can be carriers of empathy, memory, and lived experience and that they are evidence of humanity. This sentiment is at the root of her art practice. In one of her more recent bodies of work, she embarked on a project of creating daily artworks, which she calls “woven drawings” or “thread sketches.” These pieces directly connect to her experiences in nature, where color and texture become tangible references to sites, sounds, and forms she finds when immersed in the landscape. Jessie is also enamored by the alchemy of the dye vat; she often paints her yarn and woven fabrics through a natural dye process, where she creates her own visual language with color by thoughtfully sourcing plant matter.

    She earned her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies and Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and an MA in Material Culture, Design History and Object Study from the Bard Graduate Center in NYC. She is a part-time faculty member in the Fashion, Interior Design, and Textiles department at Parsons School of Design. Through extensively researching various craft histories in her academic and former curatorial practice, she has developed an appreciation for slow, thoughtful acts of making as an act of autonomy.


  • When: Wednesday, August 21, 6-9pm (please arrive 5 minutes early)

    Location: Love Fest Fibers HQ! 3300 Judah Street, San Francisco

    Instructor: Jessie Mordine Young, Fiber Artist

    - Workshops are intended for adults; youth 13 and up are also welcome

    - Masking is now optional but please feel free to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable. Please stay home if you're feeling under the weather or have a positive COVID test result (even if past the 5-day guideline).

    - A reminder email will be sent one day prior to the workshop

    - Workshops are refundable up to 10 days before the workshop date

    - Discount codes cannot be used on workshop purchases, but feel free to use a Love Fest gift card!