Loveland, CO

Tapestry 101
Instructor: Kennita Tully
 
Thursday, April 30, 2020
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Embassy Suites Loveland
 
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $235.00
Learn how to warp a simple frame loom and the importance of tension and edge control and become familiar with the terminology of weaving tapestry. Beginning with a heading and Soumak to separate the warp threads, we will cover techniques such as simple horizontal stripes, vertical stripes and spots, blocks of color, slits, diagonals and curves. We will also discuss warp and weft choices, sett, materials sources, and finishing methods. Tapestry is a wonderfully creative medium requiring little in the way of overhead to get started. Besides being an outlet for creativity, tapestry weaving also uses up odd bits of yarn!

  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Weaving, All Levels
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Homework: None
  • Supply List: 12" and 10" stretcher bars to make a 10 x 12" frame loom (can be found in an art supply store, tapestry beater (plastic hair pick will do), 50g sport weight mercerized cotton such as Cotton Classic from Tahki yarns, 2 colors of worsted weight yarn. Firm yarns are best for tapestry weaving, but softer can be used. Small amount of sport weight yarn. Tape measure, sharpie, scissors, tapestry needle.
  • Kit: None
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