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Beginning Tapestry Weaving

  • 28 Sep 2024
  • 05 Oct 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 28 Sep 2024, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 05 Oct 2024, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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In this 2 day class you will learn how to warp a loom. Basic tapestry techniques will be taught which include weaving geometric and curved shapes and how to shade and blend colors on the loom. We will talk about tapestry terminology and the tools, equipment and yarns used in tapestry weaving. You will be weaving from the back of the loom in traditional Aubusson technique. You will take the loom home for a week and return for the 2nd day of class so we can review any new techniques you want to explore and also talk about designing a tapestry, making a cartoon and how to mount and present the finished piece. You should leave the class with the basic tools you need to further explore the wonderful medium of tapestry.

Level: Beginner 

Instructor: Betty Hilton-Nash  (Read Betty's bio) 

Members: $200

Non members: $240

Materials fee: $20 (to be collected day of class)

Materials provided by instructor: Warp, weft, printed instructional handout, looms are available at Local Cloth. If you have your own loom please get in touch with Betty first.

Materials students should bring: Scissors, a tapestry beater (kitchen fork will do), ruler, a small hand or stand mirror if possible. The instructor has a few.

Interested in a Local Cloth scholarship? Apply here!


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