Sculptural Tapestry - On & Off the Loom  - Thursday 24th March 2022

This will be an exciting informative tapestry weaving workshop for those interested in making sculptural tapestry for the first time.


There are a number of ways you can create tapestry which has a sculptural element. In Part One, this workshop explores how to make shaped three dimensional tapestry starting with a flat woven tapestry on the loom. Part Two ends this workshop by moulding and reshaping our tapestries creating a three dimensional object off the loom.

Please refer to the images for the type of work you might make during and after this workshop.


Level: moderate beginners to intermediate


3:00 - 4:30pm

Part One will demonstrate how to make the woven element of your sculptural tapestry.


6:00 - 7:30pm

Part Two will demonstarte how to turn flat woven tapestry into a three dimentional tapestry.


Times stated are UK only.


This is one course, which is delivered in two stages. One starts at 3pm and the other starts at 6pm.


This workshop will take place via Zoom. Handouts and a link with instructions on how to connect will be sent to you when you purchase your course.


Before the class and if you are going to join me and weave during this workshop you will need the following:

(Please note: you can watch my demonstrations and weave later.)


• A warped up frame in 12/9 from George Weil (medium/fine warp, 3 epc), at 10cm wide, (30 warps over 10cm).

• Weft yarn from Airedale Yarns, Axminster Rug wool yarns-fibres-for/rugmaking.html (this is a thick weft for speed and structure)

• 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.

Sculptural Tapestry - On & Off the Loom - Thursday 24th March 2022

£60.00 Regular Price
£48.00Sale Price