If you are making a trip to the Sunshine Coast in the next couple of weeks pop by The Kube in upper Gibsons (across from the highschool) and see mine and Katie Earle's tapestry exhibition before it closes on January 31st. For more about the stories behind these weavings read some of our blog posts about them over at Everlea Textiles.
I have two one-day introductory tapestry weaving workshops coming up. One at the Kube in Gibsons on Sunday February 4th and one at Fibrewest (March 23rd-24th), which hasn't been announced yet (but will be soon).
I'm also holding a 12 week youth program at the Kube for children ages 12+ beginning Monday February 5th. Below are the details for both adult workshops. Go here for more on the youth series.
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
10am-5pm on Sunday February 4th
at The Kube, 875 Gibsons Way
FEE $95 Plus materials, $40-$110 depending on loom choice.
Spend a day learning traditional and contemporary tapestry weaving techniques and leave with a solid understanding of the process of warping up and weaving with multiple techniques like shape building, colour blending and textural techniques. We will talk about how to choose yarn for your projects, as well as finishing techniques and how to troubleshoot tapestry-specific issues. Students will leave with a good start on a project in colours of their choosing from a range of naturally dyed yarns made by Janna.
For materials students have two choices:
1) $40 materials fee which includes warp and weft yarn and a 14-page workbook and requires students to bring their own loom. A $20 PVC loom can be made by following Janna’s instructions here. If you're bringing another kind of loom please email Janna to confirm it will work for the workshop.
2) $110 materials fee which includes all the supplies in option one plus a 22” wooden tapestry loom with a 18” X 30” weaving capacity.
Email for call The Kube to register