Explore colour and geometric and organic form while designing and weaving your own 8 x 10 inch wall tapestry. This workshop will guide students through the warping of a basic frame loom and introduce them to techniques such as plain weave, soumak stitch, rya knots, and slit joins. I will teach foundational weaving skills and over the course of the workshop student will get a strong start on their first tapestry weaving. The aim of the workshop is for everyone to leave with a basic understanding of the tools, techniques and terminology of tapestry weaving and the confidence to continue exploring the craft on their own.
Johanna Thompson is a multidisciplinary artist based in Kitchener, Ontario. She holds an MFA from York University and a BFA in photography from NSCAD University. She has exhibited work in Halifax and Toronto. Thompson’s work explores memory that is felt in the body and considers the ways the past is carried with us into the future. She has been weaving since 2015.
Tickets $35/person, all materials included. Space limited.