tapestry weaving day
Tapestry weaving class - using Mirrix or frame looms.
- 6 hr6 hours
- 90 British pounds£90
- BBox Studio 34
*Important * - to choose a date click on Book Now and select the date with green dots on them. Dates (more will be added): 20 April (sold out) 18 May - 4 spaces ______ Starting tapestry can feel a bit daunting - all the different looms, words like 'sett', not to mention all the yarn choices etc. This class will cover the essentials of tapestry weaving and hope to give you a better understanding - learning about what warp/yarn to use, shapes, hatching, colour blending, different looms etc. There will be plenty of time to answer any weaving questions on a 1-1 basis. Looms - I will have a variety of looms you can choose to work on: Mirrix (specialist metal looms from the US): 5" Saffron pocket loom, 5" and 8" Chloe looms 12" Tall Loom 28" McKinley loom Wooden Looms: basic frame loom (I'll show you how I made it) Funem wooden loom Weavers Bazaar tapestry loom It's your choice!!! I love different looms as they have different purposes which I can discuss with you. It's good to practise on my looms before committing to a more expensive one of your own. Tools - I will supply the tapestry needles/yarn for the class. I can advise on where to purchase from if you'd like to continue your journey. You could also bring to future workshops. Level - beginner to intermediate. Class details: After an initial introduction, I will help you design a piece on a loom of your choice or you can just play and freestyle. I just want you to have fun!!! We can discuss shapes, hatching, colour blending, interlocking techniques etc (which I will have samples of). I can also show you how to mount and frame your finished tapestry. (I'm happy to frame for you too if you complete a piece.) Coffee/drinks will be provided throughout the day. We are next door to the lovely Biscuit Factory art gallery where you will receive a 10% discount voucher for lunch/drinks on the day. Feel free to bring a packed lunch too! There will be a maximum of four participants to allow some 1-1 tutorial time.
If you need to cancel your workshop please contact me 24 hours before. If you need to cancel due to ill health then I can arrange another date for you. Age Restrictions - under 18's can attend this class but must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you.