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Workshops, Classes & Events

NOA Gallery Bracelet Class

Do you have a tapestry/bead weaving workshop or class (where Mirrix Looms are used/can be used) going on that you’d like to list here? Contact us!

  • Workshops/Classes

    Three tapestry classes with Elizabeth Buckley at the NH Institute of Art:

    In conjunction with the opening for The Art is The Cloth exhibition at New Hampshire Institute of Art:
    Synchronizing Tapestry Technique with Design:
    A Master Class Intensive taught by Elizabeth Buckley.
    Thursday, Oct. 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 7   9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    On NHIA campus, French 009
    Effective tapestry design entails coordinating tapestry technique with design principles around gradations, repetition, illusory space, line quality, color and value. Each day, we will focus on a different aspect of two-dimensional design, as well as incorporate drawing for tapestry, exploring the use of the pencil to create shaded areas, a sense of planes and three-dimensional form, and drawing as if we were weaving.  Students can expect to generate several designs, fine-tune one, make a cartoon and begin weaving.  We will visit The Art Is The Cloth exhibition to view and discuss the works, looking at the use of technique and design.
    Students need to have a basic knowledge of tapestry techniques, and come with a warped loom.  This is a workshop intended for weavers of different tapestry traditions, who work from either the front or the back.  Limited to 12 students.
    To Register:
    call 603-836-2564 x1. or email register@sharonarts.org for course # MAW040  B
    online:  www.nhia.edu or www.sharonarts.org in the Fall Community Classes Catalog,
    For additional Information:
    “Shading Techniques in Tapestry”, an intensive 4-day workshop, Friday, Oct. 31 – Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
    At Elizabeth Buckley Tapestry Studio in Albuquerque, New  Mexico
    Use of shading techniques can expand the yarn color palette without having to dye so many colors.  In this workshop, we will explore how to create value changes using woven techniques based on gradations of dots and lines. We will engage in a deeper exploration of how to create areas of transition in value, color, and shape. Whether weaving from the front or the back of the tapestry, the possibilities are endless for creating depth in space, three-dimensionality, and shapes merging into other forms.  Intermediate level.  Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques.

    Learn more here

    “Master Classes In Tapestry” a 6-week course meeting on Thursdays, Oct.16 – Nov. 20, 2014

    At Elizabeth Buckley Tapestry Studio in Albuquerque, New  Mexico

    The master classes provide the opportunity for in-depth study of tapestry technique and design, formatted to provide time at home in between sessions to weave and to develop ideas generated during each class.  Expanded to all day, to allow even more time for design explorations, group critiques and discussions as well as individual attention at the loom.  We will continue going deeper into how to synchronize technique with design principles around gradations, illusory space, line quality, as well as use of color.

    Accompanying the Master Classes will be two drawing classes, focused specifically on drawing for tapestry.  We will further explore the use of the pencil to create shaded areas, a sense of planes and three-dimensional form, and drawing as if we were weaving.

    Learn more here

  • Online Classes

    Craftsy: Bead & Tapestry Cuffs

    Craftartedu.com: Beginner Tapestry Class

    Craftartedu.com: Crystal and Bead Wrap Bracelet Class

    Rebecca Mezoff’s Online Tapestry Class: Learn more here.

    Kim Holowatiuk’s Basic Beading Class
    Sleepy Holow Leather & Custom Beading
    Alberta Canada

    September 21st, 2014
    Kim Holowatiuk will teach this class on the basics of beading and what you need to get started online through the LADG ~ Leather Artisan’s Digital Guild . You can learn more and sign up here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2772006613107889410

  • Private Lessons

    Seattle Private Lessons:

    If you live in or are visiting the Seattle area, you can make an appointment for a private beginning weaving or warping lesson with Elena Zuyok. Please email her elena@mirrixlooms.com to schedule a time to meet.

    Cost: $45 per hour

    New Hampshire Private or Group Lessons with Mirrix President Claudia Chase:

    Learn bead weaving or tapestry weaving on the Mirrix Loom.  Come for an hour or two or an entire day.  A course in either medium will take you through the basics of loom setup, planning and designing a pattern, weaving and finishing.  Spend a couple of days and explore either or both mediums in depth.

    Cost: $60 per hour

    Workshops will be held in Claudia’s studio in Francestown, New Hampshire.

    Francestown is a picture perfect New England town.  Claudia’s studio overlooks a pasture with a mountain range in the distance to guarantee inspiration.

    If you are spending the night, stay at one of the following nearby local Inns:

    The Greenfield Inn located in Greenfield, five miles away

    The Inn at Crotched Mountain located a few miles from Claudia’s studio in Francestown

    The Harrisville Inn in Harrisville, about 16 miles away.  This town is the home of Harrisville Yarns!

    Please email or call Claudia for more information and to schedule a workshop:  claudia@mirrixlooms.com or 603-562-8589