Children enjoy creating with their hands and will be excited to discover the rich and varied world of fiber arts. This class can be flexible to meet the needs of your group.
Come try tapestry! This basic technique of weaving cloth starts with very simple beginnings. In this class you will learn the basics of choosing yarns, warping the loom and weaving basic shapes. The sample piece you create may be kept as a future reference, used as a small mat or sewn into a pouch or pocket. Small looms and basic materials will be provided.
Still life is often used by artists to practice technique and in this class we will focus on desserts. Students in this class will weave a small still life of a cupcake using tapestry technique. The emphasis will be on shape making, both geometric and organic, and connecting those shapes to create a new shape, a cupcake shape. All levels can gain knowledge from this workshop, but you should have a basic working knowledge of weaving.
Enjoy learning to construct a woven face using tapestry technique; once you begin weaving the unique expression it may remind you of someone you know. We will focus on a few key elements that play a part in creating expression such as yarn choices, use of slits and creating shapes in tapestry. All levels can find this class valuable, but you should have a basic working knowledge of weaving.
Do you want to develop new ideas that give your weaving, quilting, garment making, or felted pieces more personal meaning? This class will help any fiber artist look at ideas in a new way. The class will explore the use of metaphor to investigate a theme and connect those ideas to our own work. We will use existing images and drawing materials to create designs as a group and individually. The elements of art will help guide you as you link these ideas to your chosen media.
After we discuss your idea and look at photos and colors I will draw a basic sketch. I won’t start the tapestry until you are fully satisfied.
My smaller tapestries will be mounted on board and placed in a sectional frame. Larger tapestries will require other solutions. We will discuss this while planning your piece.