In this 2 day class you will learn how to warp a loom. Basic tapestry techniques will be taught which include weaving geometric and curved shapes and how to shade and blend colors on the loom. We will talk about tapestry terminology and the tools, equipment and yarns used in tapestry weaving. You will be weaving from the back of the loom in traditional Aubusson technique. You will take the loom home for a week and return for the 2nd day of class so we can review any new techniques you want to explore and also talk about designing a tapestry, making a cartoon and how to mount and present the finished piece. You should leave the class with the basic tools you need to further explore the wonderful medium of tapestry.
Non members: $240
Instructor: Betty Hilton-Nash bio
Materials fee: $20
Materials provided by instructor: Warp, weft, printed instructional handout, looms are available at Local Cloth, students will take the looms home for a week and return them on the last day of the class, a deposit will be collected on the loom rental for that week, and returned on the last day of class. If you have your own loom that you want to use it, please get in touch with Betty first.
Materials students should bring: Scissors, ruler, a tapestry beater (ie. a heavy kitchen fork), design ideas (photos, drawings, etc.)
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