Workshops

by Marcella Reay

Learn how to weave

Learn to weave using a rigid heddle loom. We will discuss everything from choosing your yarn, planning a project and setting up a loom to weaving the fabric itself. Learn tips and tricks for successful weaving and how to troubleshoot.
The class will be offered Mar 10, 17 & 24; Sep 8, 15, & 22; Nov 10, 17, & 24.
The March calass is full. Contact Rosie at weavingclasses@gvwsg.com to be added to the wait list. Registration for the September class will open in July.

Line and Detail: Smooth Curves, Angles and the Geometry of Tapestry

This workshop is full. Contact  Myrna at  ml0808@telus.net to be added to the wait list.


Instructor:  Kathe Todd-Hooker is an experienced tapestry weaver who lives in Oregon. She weaves both large and small tapestries and has written several books sharing her technical skills, as well as leading workshops in her studio and for guilds. She will be coming to Vancouver in April, 2019 to lead a tapestry weaving workshop.

Date:  April 12 – 14, 2019

Price:  $300

Contact:  Workshop Organizer Myrna Lindstrom; email: ml0808@telus.net

Presented by the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild (GVWSG

Tapestries include lines, curves and angles. There is also a basic geometry in tapestry — the weft most comfortably passes over the warp at right angles. The designs we choose often challenge the basic right angles of weft over and under warps.

What goes into designing for a successful tapestry? What technical skills are necessary to achieve the ideas and visions we have for our weaving? How do we get smooth lines: vertical, horizontal, slanted, curved? What planning is needed for smooth curves & slanted lines?

This workshop will be held at the Art Gallery at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

To register, please visit the link below.

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