Explore a range of techniques that can create surface and texture in tapestry weaving. Whether it is in the subtle surfaces created by varying the warp setting and weft thickness, or the richness of tufting, knotting, whipping. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials, creating small woven samples, before going on to plan your own tapestry inspired by texture in the landscape and natural world.

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 simple frame loom.
  • Work with a variety of warp sets.
  • Explore the creative possibilities of Knotting, Tufting, Whipping and Twining techniques.
  • Working with unusual/less traditional materials.
  • Finishing and presenting your work.

Level: Beginners and developing weavers

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 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 (Edinburgh College of Art). Currently teaching short courses at West Dean College, Gartmore House 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 £45).

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