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Tapestry weaving at Cambridge Art Makers

Tapestry Weaving

Duration: Friday mornings for 6 weeks

Price: £190

Book with: Susannah Bangham
at Cambridge Art Makers

6 Lintech Court
CB21 4XN

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About the Course

Tapestry weaving is a colourful and tactile method of creating a beautiful and unique textiles. It is a weft based weaving technique which can be used to create pictures varying from realistic, representational designs, to minimal and abstract pieces.

During this course you will explore the structure of weaving, which is essentially a grid; a vertical warp stretched over a simple frame with coloured weft woven horizontally. You will also learn how to break free of the grid! The many ways in which the weft yarns are joined to build the surface fabric constitutes the fascinating potential of this wonderful craft.

You will learn to make textures through knotting, weft wrapping, and whipping, to add interest and three dimensionality to the weaving. Curiosity and exploration and experimentation is encouraged!

Each week will examine different aspects of colour mixing and how to blend yarns to make an expressive weft. You will experiment with various visual effects to build a picture. By the end of the course you will have created a personal ‘weaving vocabulary’ to share and inspire.

This is our first run of this particular course. If it is a success we hope to continue running it termly. The cost includes a loom that will be yours to keep.

This course is suitable for those with no previous experience.

Please note that this is woven tapestry, not sewing/embroidred tapestry

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, Hot Numbers coffee, biscuits, tools and materials. You will get a custom built loom to take home with you.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 24th January 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners

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