What is Freestyle Weaving?

Freestyle Weaving for Everyone!

Zen and the Art of Freestyle Handweaving

Freestyle handweaving is the art of weaving in which a person can express themselves freely, regardless of age, gender, disability, or intellectual aptitude.

Freestyle weaving is more than just a technique. It is also:

  • A philosophy that all people are artists: each of us has a latent intuitive power that freestyle weaving can awaken
  • An aesthetic that embraces the natural beauty of unintended “mistakes” and encourages exploring the unknown
  • A social movement aimed at bringing diverse people together to learn from one another, with a special focus on building a community of people who may be isolated or marginalized because of age, disability, income, workload, race, or any other life circumstance
  • An artistic yet practical approach to meditation, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery, stress reduction, identity-building, community-building, economic self-reliance, and holistic human development

Want more?

Read more about Denise’s thoughts on freestyle weaving, life, the universe, and everything (as well as news about the studio), on the HanDen Studios Weaving blog!