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!
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- Workshops/ClassesFoundations of Tapestry Weaving with Nancy McRay
Explore different ways to create shapes though the practice of slits, interlocks and other types of joins, and more!
Tapestry is among the oldest forms of fine arts. Originally created for cathedrals and castles, they were used to insulate big stone halls, illustrating battles, parables and metaphors. While the techniques employed have not changed for centuries, the imagery has. Smaller, portable personal sized looms are now available, making it easier to more people to enjoy this art form. In this introductory class, weaving instructor Nancy McRay will show you how to warp a tapestry loom correctly. From there, students will explore different ways to create shapes though the practice of slits, interlocks and other types of joins. Finishing and mounting techniques will also be covered. Students will leave the workshop with an understanding of the tapestry making process, some foundational skills, and a small, completed (or nearly completed) tapestry. Students must bring their own 10″ wide tapestry loom, preferably one with a shedding device and a way to control tension, along with a tapestry folk. If new to weaving, participants may contact [email protected] regarding tapestry loom sources. The supply fee will cover the cost of the warp and weft yarns that the instructor will provide for each student. All skill levels welcome.
Monday, July 11, 2016 to Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Registration Fee: $285/ Supply Fee: $20
For more information visit: http://college.interlochen.org/tapestry#
- Online Classes
Craftsy: Bead & Tapestry Cuffs
Craftartedu.com: Beginner Tapestry Class
- 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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] or 603-562-8589