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BASIC TAPESTRY WORKSHOP with Robin Reider
Participants will weave a small, self-designed tapestry. The designing process will begin on graph paper using geometric shapes. This design will then be woven into a tapestry offering the opportunity for students to learn verticals, angles and curves, depending on ability. Vertical color grading techniques will be applied to control the smooth blending of the many colors that will be available from Robin's hand-dyed collection of 3 ply wool. Students will learn slit and dovetail joints and the appropriate angle progression to apply to create various shapes.
Materials students should provide: Warping will be addressed in the morning of the first day. We will be using EVFAC’s floor looms or bring your own. Assigned looms will be yours to use for one week following the class. Please warp 1.5 yards long, 15 to 18" wide, and 6 epi. Double end threads at each selvedge.
Robin Reider is a nationally recognized tapestry weaver who has won numerous awards for her tapestries. Robin was originally trained in the traditional Rio Grande Style and has been working out of her home studio in Chimayo, New Mexico for over four decades. She is inspired by the varied natural forms, shapes and colors of Northern New Mexico, and interprets what she observes into abstract and pictorial designs and tapestries. Her tapestries are woven with hand-dyed wool.
This class requires a minimum of 3 students for the class to run. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
Non-Member: $285 (Member $250)
Material Fee: $20
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.