The Northern Needle Co

Need a unique gift idea for the stylish, artsy person on your shopping list? Looking to up your DIY game? At Verge Center for the Arts’ upcoming Holiday Weaving Workshop, taking place Dec. 14-15, you’ll learn how to create stunning, texture-filled, woven wall-hanging art, one of the biggest crazes in the DIY world. No experience is necessary and you’ll be in good hands, as the course is being lead by local fiber artist and owner of The Northern Needle Co., Jessica Filip. Get hands-on instruction on how to dress the loom, start the weaving, create your design, and how to tie it off to finish. The registration fee ($115) includes a small lap loom and weaving tools that you will take home at the end of the workshop, so you can build upon the basics you learn here and continue to hone your skills! Space is limited, so sign up soon at Learn more about the instructor and take a peek at some of her amazing work at


This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #227 (Nov. 21 – Dec. 5, 2016). We originally reported that the workshop was taking place Dec. 7-8, but organizers have since pushed it back to Dec. 14-15, 2016.