Friday, November 20, 2015

Workshop: Tapestry Traditions & Inspirations

Registration opens December 7th at 10am
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2016 Maiwa Spring Workshops
Workshop: Tapestry Traditions & Inspirations
Elaine Duncan

$350 includes $40 lab fee
June 2, 3, 4, 5 - Class Limit 12
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC


This workshop will introduce students to the world of woven tapestry. Inspired by textiles from many cultures and traditions, both historical and contemporary, students will learn to build on basic techniques to create both geometric and figurative imagery. Using portable copper-pipe looms and wool yarns dyed with natural dyes, each student will explore slit and weft interlock tapestry techniques to build areas of shapes, shading, and outlines. Students are encouraged to bring photos for inspiration in designing a small tapestry.

Copper-pipe looms will be supplied for use in class, or students may use their own portable tapestry loom. Warp and weft materials as well as loom plans will be supplied.


Instructor Bio

Elaine Duncan has been interested in weaving since she took her first course in 1969. In university she received both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Textiles.  She has been weaving tapestry almost exclusively for the past 23 years.  Born and raised in Canada, she currently lives in a casita in Lo de Marcos, Mexico where she shares her knowledge and love of textiles, plays with natural dyes, and immerses herself in the rich culture of the country.     

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