In this online Transparency and Overlay Tapestry Weaving workshop participants can explore the difference between these techniques and develop their powers of observation. Transparency allows you to create the appearance of seeing through one colour or shape into another. Participants will confront their perceptions and develop their skills in blending, and mixing of threads to create this illusion in tapestry weaving. Developing these skills will give you confidence and combining this with Part two Hatching could increase your application of them in future work. Please note: Some knowledge of Colour Blending is required.
The workshops are on Zoom and they start with an introduction to the techniques, this is followed by demonstrations. Transparency and Overlay are suitable for a novice to advanced learners.
1. Colour Blending: 1.5 hours £30
Sunday 13th June 2021
14:00 - 15:30
We will explore colour blending, moving from the bottom to the top of the tapestry.
2. Transparency & Overlay: 1.5 hours £30
Sunday 13th June 2021
17:00 - 18:30
We will explore how to create transparency. This will be followed by how to create an overlay effect in your weaving.
Times stated are UK only.
If you are only studying one course, start with Colour Blending. The courses are delivered in sequence.
This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link with instructions on how to connect will be sent to you when you purchase the workshop.
You will need:
- A warped up frame in 12/9 from George Weil or a medium/fine warp, a minimum of 8 or 10cm wide (the tutor will be using 3.5 epc or 8.5 epi which is 28 warps over 8cm width of weaving.)
- Weft yarn 18/2 from Weavers Bazaar or fine worsted wool for blending.
- One or more tapestry bobbins
About your tutor:
Caron Penney is an independent artist and artisanal tapestry weaver who works from her own studio in West Sussex. She was formerly the Director of West Dean Tapestry Studio. Caron has tapestries in collections and exhibits her work across the UK and Internationally. She has been teaching tapestry weaving since 2001 after studying for her PGCE (Post 16). Caron teaches at Morley College, West Dean College, and many other institutions, including from her own studio. She runs Atelier Weftfaced.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a live event and is not recorded.
The course will not explain how to warp up a frame or any basic weaving instructions. These workshops are as explained above.