Natalie Novak

Natalie Novak is a visual artist in Portland, OR. She studied drawing and painting at the University of Wisconsin and the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Natalie first started weaving in 2011 when she learned on a Navajo style loom from Audrey Moore and then tapestry from Terry Olson at the Damascus Fiber Art School. Natalie has since taken workshops with a variety of teachers and is always working to expand her skill set and connect with weavers from around the world. Working primarily in tapestry, she draws from ancient and contemporary weaving techniques to explore color relationships, modern mysticism and the (super) natural world. Currently Natalie maintains a dedicated practice at her home studio and teaches this meditative craft to students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through weaving Natalie has cultivated so much joy; through teaching she is honored to share that magic with others. Natalie shares the belief of her mentor, Audrey Moore, that weaving is universal and is meant to be shared with anyone who seeks it out. You can what Natalie’s been weaving here: http://combedthunder.com/

Natalie Novak will be sharing Busy Hands, Quiet Minds: Weaving As Meditation