Friday 02/21/2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 02/21/2020, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
No skills required
*Weaving Skill-building basics
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Tapestry 101: Beginnings with Kennita Tully
Learn how to warp a simple frame loom, learn the importance of tension and selvedge control and become familiar with tapestry-weaving terminology. You will begin weaving heading and working Soumak to separate the warp threads, then try simple horizontal and vertical stripes, spots, blocks of color, slits, diagonals, and curves.
We will also discuss warp and weft choices, sett, sources for materials, and finishing methods.
Tapestry is a wonderfully creative medium requiring little overhead and equipment costs. Besides being another outlet for creativity, tapestry weaving also uses up odd bits of yarn!
__12" and 10" stretcher bars to make a 10 x 12" frame loom (can be found in an art supply store
__Tapestry beater (plastic hair pick will do)
__50g sport-weight mercerized cotton
such as Cotton Classic from Tahki yarns
__2 colors of firmly-spun, classic worsted-weight yarn.
__Small amount of sport-weight yarn.
__Tape measure, Sharpie marker, scissors, and tapestry needle