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“Knotless Netting with Wire and Soft Materials” with Polly Giacchina

The workshop will introduce the handweaving technique of knotless netting. We will weave with both wire and twine. This looping process that can take many shapes. We will knotless net: flat, circular, layered, and around found objects.


Materials fee: $15, payable to the instructor.

Students should bring:


Small wire cutters
Small needle nose pliers
Large eye tapestry needle
Stronger yarn scraps
Small to medium smooth stones
Found objects

About the teacher:
Polly Giacchina is a San Diego-based sculptor whose work incorporates basketry and handweaving techniques. Visit her website here.

Artist's statement:
Passion, creativity and imagination drive my work.


For me there is inspiration in nature, life’s experiences, and words. Choosing fiber to build my sculptures enables me to find the flexibility, undulation and the tactile nature of both natural and man-made materials.  Woven shapes and forms are made to convey and suggest relationships.  Sculptural wall forms communicate experiences of materiality and the environment.


I use a multitude of handweaving techniques that are ancient practices and yet they guide me to contemporary expressions.  There is the sense of completion with reinterpreted natural materials, conveying my design ideas.


Saturday, January 14, 2023, 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Health Education Center
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA  91405
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Virginia Postrel
Programs co-chair
Guild Workshop
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