Learn how to 'paint with fiber,' and develop the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art.
Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!
Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater.
Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided.
Kat Howard is an artist/poet with a background in fiber and paper arts, based in Kingston, New York. She has shown her artwork in galleries from Oakland to New Zealand, and her tapestries have been featured on DesignSponge* and in Darling Magazine. Kat has an MFA in Book Art + Creative Writing from Mills College. You can learn more about her here.