Our Geometric Pattern Workshop is an online weaving experience, which will be fun, exciting and engaging.
Creating geometric pattern is quite simple but does require a basic enjoyment of counting / maths. During this workshop we will explore through description and demonstration how to create pattern in tapestry weaving. I have taken my inspiration from ancient Peruvian textiles and architecture and you can use one of my designs or make a new one. This online class will last for two hours and you can weave along with me or watch, take notes and weave afterwards.
Date: Saturday November 27th
Time: 3pm - 5pm (UK time)
Times stated are UK only.
LEVEL: This workshop is for students who have some expereince of weaving tapestry already, from Beginners to Intermediate.
This workshop will take place via Zoom. Handouts and a link with instructions on how to connect will be sent to you before the class.
You will need:
• A warped up frame in 12/9 from George Weil or a fine warp, 7cm wide with 28 warps, 14 on the front and 14 on the back.
• Weft yarn 18/2 from Weavers Bazaar or fine worsted wool
• 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. You can buy a 'Warping up a Tapestry Frame' video from this website.