Exploring Warp and Weft: 3D and shaped tapestry.

The structure of tapestry weaving is very versatile and the warps and weft can be manipulated to create exciting and challenging possibilities. You will have the opportunity to experiment with pushing, pulling and distorting warp and weft, adding extra warps, creating shaped and 3D 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 a series of small samples on simple frame loom
  • Experimenting with multiple warping/multiple wefts
  • Manipulating weft tension to distort weaving
  • Adding extra warps
  • Shaping tapestry
  • Working with unusual materials

Level: Developing weavers and beginners

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 in small groups of 4-6 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 also teaches tapestry weaving and stitched textiles for department of Life Long Learning at Edinburgh University.

Weekend Studio Workshops £155
Workshops run from 10am – 4pm. Selection of materials will be provided.Book 2 more workshops/or early booking in full – 10% discount.To book contact me at e. fiona@fionahutchison.co.uk or mob. 07877457332
All workshops are held in my studio at WASPS, Studio 114, Patriothall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AY