RUG + TAPESTRY WEAVING
Tapestry is the technique used for creating hand woven imagery and shapes in textiles. This is a 6 session, beginning class in tapestry and rug weaving techniques on floor looms. In this class you will learn what structure and yarns to use, how to set up a floor loom and weave a sampler of stripes, twill color and weave patterns, and how to create shapes such as squares, diamonds, crosses and circles.
The instructor learned the techniques taught in this class while working in a tapestry studio in New Mexico for two and a half years. The techniques are a hybrid, combining the Rio Grande Style of that region with techniques used in the European tapestry weavings of Aubusson and Gobelin.
Skill Level: Open to both beginners and experienced weavers. This class may be repeated as often as desired.
Supplies to bring to class:
Folder for handouts and notes, pen, scissors, sharpy permanent marker, blunt tapestry needle #13, and a ruler
All materials included. Looms will be available to use during shop hours to complete work and weave between classes as desired.
Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 2, 9
Instructor: Tari Kerss