Textural Tapestry Weaving. Rachel Johnston is the tutor for this course. For more information about Rachel, please visit her website www.racheljohnstonart.com
Textural Tapestry Weaving will build on the sequential weaving (or another tapestry) course ideally you will have some basic skills to get the most from the workshops.
Taking an intuitive and spontaneous approach, the aim for the two days will be to use combinations of material and textural techniques to create woven surface textures.
You will need to bring an image or object to begin working from, using this as a starting point for your weaving. We will begin by making a few exploratory marks on paper, then, working on a large frame, you will build with weft onto a heavy warp using ancient traditional techniques such as soumak,ghiordes knots and wrapping. You will make a series of samples, but these experiments with visual and material processes could be expanded outside the sessions to create pieces at larger scale and with 3D potential.
A variety of fibres and yarns will be available for you to experiment with, but you could also bring materials that interest you, including organic material or strips of torn cloth, for example. During the course there will be a talk/slide show about the techniques on offer with examples of relevant artists and contextual background.
Student Requirements: Please bring an image or object as a starting point. This course is aimed at those who have some tapestry weaving experience.
Materials Fee £18 per person for two days
Dates, please take careful note
Dates for the course are as follows Tues and Wed 23&24 April 2024
Textural Tapestry Weaving fee is £160. A non-refundable deposit of half the fee, £80 should be paid to secure your place and the balance should be paid two weeks before the start of the course.
Each day will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Tea coffee and biscuits are available throughout each day, but you should bring your own lunch as there is no shop in the village.
A list of B and B ‘s in the village is available on request. Some of these people only do B and B for my students
For information about other classes held here at the Granary Studio please visit www.granarystudio.com/classes
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