Introduction to tapestry weaving

19th – 20th January 2019

About your course

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.

Weekend Studio Workshops £140
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. or mob. 07877457332
All workshops are held in my studio at WASPS, Studio 114, Patriothall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AY