Hi, I'm Judith!
I’m a modern maker and weaving teacher based in Manila, Philippines. I started The Art of Yarn in October 2018. Earlier that year, I learned how to knit and crochet, then pursued discovering more yarn and fiber art. I have then practiced macramé, embroidery, punch needle, and weaving.
I started teaching the art of modern weaving in March 2019 when I was receiving questions on how to start with weaving, which was self-taught to me, after a lot of research and trials. My first workshop was in Ganstilyo Guru's Yarn Studio in Pasig.
The idea for the workshop was simple: I need to cover the foundations for weaving, and the fee already comes with the kit in hopes that they can continue working on it and grow their love for this craft. I have been constantly growing the community of modern weavers I meet through workshops or by buying my kit and I'm proud to say a lot of them have really found the craft therapeutic and helpful in expressing themselves, and some were able to sell their handmade pieces as well.
As of today, I have hosted 30+ workshops to over 400 participants. Notable ones were the following:
- Welcome to Weaving workshop hosted with Craft Story Cebu (June & October 2019)
- Welcome to Weaving hosted with KUBO by Piopio (July 2019)
- Welcome to Weaving at BGC Arts Center (July 2019)
- Grandparent's Day at Ayala Circuit, Makati (September 2019)
- Weaving Workshop with the Interior Design students & faculty of School of Fashion & Arts/SoFA (September 2019)
- Likhang HABI Fair 2019 (October 2019)
- Little Weavers Workshop hosted with Papemelroti (November 2019)
- Welcome to Weaving hosted with Frankie & Friends (November 2019 and February 2020)
- Little Weavers Workshop hosted with Art Bar ATC (March 2020)
- Dare to Struggle, Dare to Weave: A stay-home weaving workshop (April 2020)
- Cardboard Loom Weaving with ArtAtHome (August 2020)
All the looms I bring to workshops and sell in the website are handmade by my partner carpenter, Kuya Mike, a part-time woodworker in Pateros, Manila. The looms are made in small batches and materials are sourced in Pateros as well.
Since the COVID-19 lockdown, I started holding online workshops for adult beginners and little weavers and have partnered with different organizations/institutions as well.
Aside from teaching the craft, I also work on commission pieces of woven tapestries—from wall hangings to wearable designs.
I would love to mix different fiber arts together and there are so much to explore. I advocate for more people to learn different handmade crafts, especially the kids who can hone these skills in their early age.