Public Programs
Tuesday Artist Workshop
Weaving Time + Place
Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Family and Community Space
Free. Registration required.
Tuesday Artist Workshop


Learn the basics of frame loom weaving with a focus on manipulating natural and found materials as yarn, led by artist Alayna Rasile. Please wear comfortable clothing for changing weather conditions and moving around to make artworks, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle.

With an intuitive and exploratory approach to woven design, a simple frame loom can become a valuable record-keeping tool. This workshop teaches the basics of warping and weaving on a handheld tapestry loom and emphasizes the use of natural and found materials as fiber. The postcard-sized textiles that result are both a visual and tactile documentation of time and place.

Montana Artist Workshops

Tuesday evenings once a month adults can sign up for workshops to learn specialized art techniques and gain insight into artists’ processes through making and experimenting.

These workshops are free to attend, but space is limited so registration required to allow instructors time to prepare materials. To view project examples and artists’ works please visit the local artist display area in the Family & Community Space.

About the Artist

Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis is a textile artist who works with natural fibers, plant dyes, deep listening and hopeful worldviews. Originally from Helena, MT, she has been a resident artist at the Textile Arts Center, the Women's Studio Workshop, Rockland Woods, and Cabin Time. In addition to exhibiting artwork nationally and internationally, Alayna has done extensive costuming for the stage, for film, and for the site-specific operas produced by Mountain Time Arts. She is currently based in Livingston, MT where she runs a small fashion Atelier and is on the board of Montana Fibershed.