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Introduction to tapestry weaving. 3rd/4th October 2020

Introduction to tapestry weaving  3rd/4th October 2020 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...

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A Splash of Colour 31st Oct /1st Nov 2020

A Splash of Colour 31st Oct /1st Nov 2020   This workshop workshop will introduce you to 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...

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Surfacing – texture of the land. 21st/22nd Nov 2020

Surfacing – texture of the land. 21st/22nd Nov 2020   This weekend workshop will explore range of surface qualities that can be achieved in tapestry weaving. Whether it is in the subtle surfaces created by varying the warp setting and weft thickness, or the...

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Introduction to tapestry weaving. 16th/17th January 2021

Introduction to tapestry weaving 16th/17th January 2021   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...

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Exploring Warp and Weft: 6th/7th February 2021

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...

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Introduction to tapestry weaving. 6th/7th March 2021

Introduction to tapestry weaving 6th and & 7th March 2021 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...

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Winner of the Cords Prize for Tapestry 2019

 The winner, Brita Been of Norway, was announced during the opening party on 15 March. Her tapestry celebrated the folk art embroidery of Telemark, where she  lives.  The Cordis Prize for Tapestry was initiated by Miranda Harvey and her husband, the crime writer Ian...

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Artist mentoring.

American – Italian tapestry artist Dorina Scalia travelled all the way from the USA via Venice to study with me at Patriothall studio. The 3 day program of study has introduced her to a range of new techniques in 3D weaving. We also managed to fit in a quick visit to...

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Cordis Showcase Exhibition 2018

"Thankfully the sun came out". Woven tapestry by Anna Taylor.  Very proud of my student Anna Taylor the winner of this years Cordis Tapestry Showcase prize This wonderful collection of small tapestries is on show in The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, National...

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