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 of 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.
So come and unwind, and spend an evening with us mastering this ancient craft.
What you'll get
- Tapestry loom
- Yarn – cotton, wool, coloured, textured, roving 3 balls per person plus extra to take home
- Tapestry needle
- Batting comb
- Dowel/sticks for hanging
what to bring
- All materials will be provided, but if you want to add some extra personal touches to your wall hanging, feel free to bring along: Beads, ribbons, scrap yarns, or a small stick from your favourite tree (approx 20-30cm)
- Imagery of any wall hangings you would like to mimic
- drinkie-poos (if you’d like a wine or beer while you craft)