Surfacing – texture of the land.

Weekend workshops 18th/19th March 2023. 10am to 4pm

About your course

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 richness of tufting, knotting, whipping. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of techniques and materials through small woven samples before going on to create your own design inspired by texture in the landscape.

Working in a professional tapestry artist studio you will have access to a range of materials and equipment andwill learn to

  • Set up a simple frame loom
  • Experiment with a range of traditional materials
  • Multiple warping/multiple wefts
  • Texture techniques: knotting, tufting, whipping, twining
  • Working with unusual materials
  • Develop a design inspired by the natural world
  • Translate designs/images into tapestry.
  • Finishing and presenting your work

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 has taught tapestry weaving and stitched textiles at Edinburgh University, West Dean College and at the Dovecot Studios.

Weekend Studio Workshops £195
Workshops run from 10am – 4pm. Selection of materials will be provided.

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