With Lucy Poskitt
$395 [Includes $180 lab fee] Class limit 14. Oct 2-4 (Tue-Thu) 10am-4pm.
Rethink textiles and think tapestry.
Historic tapestries are some of the largest artworks ever made, yet the essence of this technique can fit on your kitchen table and requires only a small portable frame and some imagination.
This workshop will ground students in proper technique so they can confidently create and explore individual styles of weaving. With the basics in hand, we will expand the fundamentals of tapestry weaving into more exploratory and contemporary weaving practices.
Working on individual frame looms, students will learn how to set up a loom for tapestry weaving; classic weaving techniques that create shape, texture, and colour variations; and how to finish and remove a woven piece from the loom. We will then move on to experimental weaving techniques, using intuition and alternative materials to create unusual textures and pattern, permitting students to develop their own stylistic approach with confidence.
At the end of the class, students will have several samplers of their in-class work—a great reference tool for future projects. Students leave with their own wooden tapestry loom.
Lucy Poskitt is a contemporary weaver who works in both traditional image-based tapestry and yardage weaving (but with a looser and more experimental hand).
She studied within the interdisciplinary program of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and the New York Studio Program, focusing on several disciplines: weaving, art history, printmaking, and installation art—all of which inform her tapestry work and teaching philosophy today. Lucy’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. She has taught tapestry workshops across Canada. Her website is lucyposkitt.com