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Explorations of Light and Dark - with Elizabeth Buckley

November 8 - November 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Value is the foundation to effective tapestry design. In this workshop, students will explore how the gray scale and level of contrast pertains to color blending, shading techniques, and the illusion of 3 dimensional space. The class will work with black, white and gray-toned papers to generate designs in values for tapestry. Elizabeth will discuss which tapestry techniques make the most sense for weaving specific areas. Students from all tapestry traditions are welcome.


Materials Students should provide: 

• Warped portable looms. Suggested warp width: 8 inches wide, 8 - 9 epi with 12/9 or 12/6 cotton seine twine:  (Recommended looms: Shannock, Mirrix, Hagen, Copper Pipe If using a Baby Wolf, warp at 8 epi with the 12/9 weight)

• sketches, own photos of ideas for tapestry

• examples of work (2 or 3 pieces):  these can be samplers, woven tapestries

• sketchpad or notebook

• a few colored pencils, regular pencils or pens

• scissors

• glue stick

• Sharpie markers

• yarn needle

• awl

• hand beaters

• bobbins, if you use them


This class requires a minimum of four students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $395 (Member $325)

Materials Fee: $30
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.