A line in weave.

About your course

How can you draw lines and make marks in tapestry weaving? This workshop will teach you how to weave a variety of marks and lines, from clean sharp edges to soft broken lines. A woven line, a floating weft or a line whipped on the surface are just a few ways to draw in tapestry. Taking inspiration from drawings and mark-making in contemporary art we will develop a woven sample using a range of traditional and experimental techniques, taking into consideration character, energy and movement of line.

You will learn to

  • Warp a small frame loom.
  • Consider the impact of warp set on the quality of lines and marks.
  • Work with a variety of weft bundles and weft thickness.
  • Outlining with Soumak and Ressaut
  • Work with eccentric weft

Level: Beginners and developing weavers.

The course is suitable for beginners and weavers with a little experience of tapestry weaving who wish to explore tapestry technique further. The workshop is structured to provide individual tuition within a small group of students.

About your tutor

Fiona Hutchison graduated from the tapestry department, Edinburgh College of Art in 1985. She exhibits regularly in the UK, Europe and internationally. As well as teaching many independent workshops and mentoring emerging artists she has taught tapestry weaving and stitched textiles at Edinburgh University (Edinburgh College of Art). Currently teaching short courses at West Dean College, Gartmore House and at the Dovecot Studios.

Weekend Studio Workshops £215. Workshop fees include all materials, tea and coffee (please bring lunch) and the used of all equipment. A weaving frame and bobbin will be provided for your use. If you wish to continue weaving you can purchase the weaving kit (frame, bobbin and portfolio bag for £45).

Workshops run from 10am – 4pm. in my studio at WASPS, Studio 114, Patriothall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AY

To book contact me at fiona@fionahutchison.co.uk or mob. 07877457332