***Zoom Colour Blending Workshop***          13th June  2021 14:00 -15:30
  • ***Zoom Colour Blending Workshop*** 13th June 2021 14:00 -15:30


    In this online colour blending workshop participants can explore the wonders of colour theory and blending for tapestry weaving.  These beautiful weaving techniques allow you to create the most subtle of transitions of colour from dark to light or red to orange without any obvious line or shape. The blending technique can be used with other techniques like hatching or to create effects like transparency and overlay.


    You will explore blending techniques and splicing threads together. The following workshop will be in Transparency and Overlay.


    Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which you can achieve colour changes. 




    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. Transparancy and Overlay 1. 5 hours £30

    Sunday 13th June  2021

    17:00 - 18:30


    We will explore the effect of transparency and overlay in tapestry weaving. 




    Times stated are UK only. 


    If you are only studying one course, start with Part One.  The courses are delivered in sequence. 


    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 medium/fine warp, a minimum of 8 or 10cm wide. 

    • Weft yarn 18/2 from Weavers Bazaar or fine worsted wool

    • Scissors

    • 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.