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Introduction To Tapestry Weaving Class

$40.00

Tapestry weaving is another textile art that we love at Maplerose and Sheleigh Peers is so excited to introduce you to this wonderful wooly artform.

What is tapestry weaving? A tapestry is created by weaving coloured weft (across) threads through plain warp (up and down) threads. The warp threads are stretched on a loom (which we provide, but also have for sale if you fall inlove) and act as a grid for weavers to create a pattern with the coloured weft threads.

The key feature of tapestry weaving is that you're working on a small loom and most of the weft threads do not run all the way across the warp creating a unique design.

Workshop Type: Weaving

Class Name: Introduction To Tapestry Weaving Class

Class Times: This class is 3 hours long.

If you’re interested in this class let’s do it when you’re available with your people. Please get in touch and let us know when you’d like to do it and with how many people you can gather. Classes are limited to 6 participants, but 2 participants are needed for the class to run. Small and cozy, just the way we like it.

Details:

  • Learn to weave a bookmark, coaster or small tapestry to take home.
  • Choose your favourite colours and textures from all the beautiful fibres at Maplerose.
  • All the tools and supplies you need - including the loom, warp thread and needles.
  • Expert instruction and support from our instructor, Sheleigh.
  • Plenty of opportunities for personalized assistance
  • Lots of time to ask questions.

Level: Absolute beginner, experienced felters and anyone who love mushrooms.

Recommended Age Range:  12 + up + UP! Chaperones are welcome and come for FREE.

Location: All Maplerose workshops take place in the shop at 669 Baker Street, upstairs from Zinnia Textiles. Just enter through Zinnia's front door and come on upstairs.

Questions: Jenn@lovemaplerose.com

Instructor Bio:

Sheleigh Peers taught herself to spin on a spindle when she was 12 years old and, except for the occasional tea break, hasn’t stopped since. Over the years she branched out into many different styles of fibre art including knitting, crochet, felting, and weaving. She continues to spin on her many historical wheels, as well as drop and supported spindles. When she isn’t fiddling with fuzz, she is working in her soil regenerative market garden with her husband and son in beautiful Balfour, BC.

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