This weekend workshop will introduce you to the basic skills involved in creating a woven tapestry, from warping up a simple frame loom to exploring flat woven techniques creating shapes, lines and colour blending.
You will be working with a range of traditional materials of a cotton warp and wool weft. When you are comfortable working with these materials you can go on to explore the variety of surface qualities that can be achieved by using a wider range of materials such as cotton, linen, sisal and paper.
You will learn to
- Set up a simple frame loom
- Construct a woven tapestry exploring a range of warp settings and weft thicknesses
- Control your weft tension/how to keep straight edges
- Create shapes, lines and curves
- Dealing with slits/interlocking weft
- Develop ideas for design
- Finishing and presenting your work
Level: Beginners and developing weavers
The course is designed for beginners – 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 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 £175
Workshops run from 10am – 4pm. Selection of materials will be provided.
To book contact me at e. email@example.com or mob. 07877457332
All workshops are held in my studio at WASPS, Studio 114, Patriothall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AY