Taking inspiration from the work of Louise Bourgeois, this exciting tapestry workshop is suitable for intermediate students and complete beginners. The daylong course is a chance to get a taste for weaving, learning how to use tapestry as sculpture. The workshop will have a flexible approach and students can pick from a range of options, from weaving a pattern to be made into a 3D object after the weaving is complete, to weaving holes or shaping tapestry. Students can also learn embellishing techniques. This workshop is for all levels of ability. The group will work on a pre-warped tapestry frame.
*We will supply the following materials for use on the day:*
Wooden tapestry frame (these are also available to buy for £20.00)
One bobbin (also available to buy from the tutor at £22.00)
Warp and weft yarn
Students should a bring pen and paper for taking notes. There will also be handouts so you may want to bring a folder for these.
ABOUT THE 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 is a member of the Contemporary Applied Arts, London and is represented by the Zimmer Stewart Gallery, West Sussex.
*This course is only available for adults over the age of 18.*