WORKSHOP: Creative Tapestry Weaving (with Claudia Husband)
DATES: Sunday, 18 September 2016
TIMES: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Weaving is a method of textile production consisting of two distinct sets of yarn - the warp and the weft - which are interlocked to form a stable piece of fabric or cloth. Tapestry is a form fo woven textile art traditionally made on a vertical loom, and is made for creative or aesthetic display purposes. This workshop will introduce participants to the basic techniques of weaving on small tapestry looms. Students will be shown various weaving stitches in order to create their own tapestry creations.
In compliance with Workshop Health & Safety regulations, all participants must bring their own aprons and wear closed-in shoes.
Tea and coffee will be provided.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP TUTOR
Claudia Husband is a Brisbane-based artist, textile designer and printer, working with lithography and intaglio printmaking. She currently holds a degree in Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art, and has studied lithography at the Tamarind Institute in the United States. Claudia has tutored in lithography at the Queensland College of Art Printmaking Department, and works as an edition printer and art educator in Brisbane.
Students will be shown how to warp their loom (as well as other types of looms available), as well as all the basic stitches and techniques needed to weave a tapestry. Students are strongly encouraged to experiment and allow their creativity "in the moment" to determine the result - there are no rules! Participants can use their own handspun yarn alongside a huge variety of yarns and wools supplied by the tutor. Students will be able to take home all materials to continue working at home.