About your course

This workshop will introduce you to the joy of working with colour in tapestry weaving. Yarn blending produces deep, rich, shimmering colours and when cleverly used can create the illusion of transparency. The course will cover basic colour theory: understanding the importance of hue, tone and colour relationships in blending yarns. You will be creating a series of small colours sample exploring a range of techniques for colour blending in tapestry. Multiple wefts, hatching, vertical shading and pick and pick are just a few techniques we will experiment with.

You will be working with a range of traditional materials of a cotton, linen and wool to discover how different materials affect the surface quality and intensity of the colour.

Using contemporary painting as our colour inspiration you will be encouraged to create “a splash of colour” in a small finished tapestry

Working in a professional tapestry artist studio you will have access to a range of materials and equipment and will learn to

  • Set up small frame loom.
  • Basic colour theory.
  • Experiment with a range of colour mixing and blending techniques.
  • Explore colour relationships and how to balance colour in design

Level: Beginners and developing weavers

The course is designed for beginners or weavers with little or no experience but is also suitable for students developing and building on existing skills. 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, West Dean College 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 £35).

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