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Event Category: Classes / Workshops
Take your tapestry weaving to the next level and develop your unique style in this intermediate workshop. There are countless techniques to explore once you’ve mastered the basics of plain weave, fringe, and soumak braids. Let’s play with adding texture, designing pattern, working with negative space, and using color inspiration.
You’ll learn intermediate techniques on your tapestry loom, receive 3 hours of hands-on instruction, and plenty of ideas and encouragement.
Ages: 16 years and up – some experience required.
Materials: Bring your own in progress weaving or at least warped tapestry frame loom and weaving supplies. BYOY encouraged, but not mandatory (bring your own yarn – emphasis on using up your scrap bin yarn/ little balls leftover from finished/abandoned projects to have the best color selection). Pen to jot down ideas, beverage/snacks if desired.
You’ll have the opportunity to purchase various weaving accessories, including Tapestry Weaving Companion, wooden needles in several lengths, heddle bars, wooden shuttles, and additional warp.
Instructor: Vanessa Lauria of pidge pidge
Vanessa is the maker and artist behind pidge pidge. She weaves modern scarves, accessories and home decor that merge the craft of traditional weaving with a passion for modern color and texture. Her work is colorful and vibrant, and she loves to experiment with unique fibers and play with unexpected color combinations. Vanessa has previously taught weaving workshops in Buffalo and Joshua Tree, CA. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on Fibers from Syracuse University.
If you’d like to take a peek in Vanessa’s studio + learn about her process: bit.ly/pidgespacetocreate
Get to know this color and fiber enthusiast in a fun interview on the podcast, “Elise Gets Crafty”: bit.ly/pidgepidgepodcast
NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our class policies.