COURSES: HAND SPINNING | DESIGN | TAPESTRY WEAVING
TAPESTRY WEAVING COURSES
Certificate in Tapestry Weaving for Beginners
Mentor: Marilyn Rea-Menzies
Duration: Approximately 6 months per certificate
Course fee per certificate: $145.00 New Zealand member; $165.00 Overseas member
Tapestry Weaving for Beginners is divided into three separate certificates so that you can complete the assignments for a certificate within a six month period.
• encourage course participants to design and produce quality tapestries
• enable participants to study and practice the techniques involved in tapestry weaving in their own time and place
• provide participants with knowledge and practical skills to become confident in tapestry weaving
• pass on the tutor’s enthusiasm and passion for the craft
Each certificate comprises three modules. Stages I and II include a design element, practical preparation of the weaving frame, weaving techniques and how to finish and present your work. The Design certificate builds on Stages I and II and provides opportunities to show your confidence with and application of tapestry weaving techniques. Exercises for each module include:
Module 1 Diagonal shapes, curves and lozenges
Module 2 Circles and half circles
Module 3 Hachures and hatching
Module 4 Pick and pick, half passes
Module 5 Colour blending, tonal values, stripes
Module 6 Textures, soumak, ghiordes knot, rya, thick and thin yarns.
Module 1 Design using collage
Module 2 Design from drawings and paintings
Module 3 Follow your heart
Participants are expected to submit a sample for each module to demonstrate their understanding of each technique. A minimal amount of written work is also required.
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