Online Learning

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Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry. A class in three parts.

This is a three-part tapestry techniques class intended for people new to tapestry weaving or people who have not woven a lot of tapestry and want to increase their foundational skills. Each part is a month long interactive experience, but you have access to the class for much longer than that. The dates are all below! There are also several different ways you can take the class: each part separately taught by me, all three together also taught by me, or a self-directed all-three-parts version where you get no interaction with me as an instructor.

The class is hosted on an online platform that is intuitive and easy to follow. It contains many videos, printable handouts, and discussion sections. I do intensive moderation and teaching during the first 4 weeks of each part so you can get a handle on these techniques, celebrate your successes, and learn from myself and the class in general. Please visit the Facts and Questions page linked in the box directly below for much more information about this class. I look forward to meeting you in the virtual classroom!

One note about the registration page on Pathwright. The start date on this page indicates a date in the past. This is because there is material that is available right from the moment you register and that is how the dates in the platform work! Just make sure you are registering for the correct part (1, 2, or 3, the all-inclusive version, or self-paced and you'll be fine. Contact me with questions!)

Make sure you watch the student work videos below!

Starting dates

Part 1

  • June 9 (access to Dec 9). Registration closed.
  • October 6, (access to June 30, 2015) Register now!
  • September 2015, (access to February, 2016)

Part 2

  • July 8 (access to Dec 9).  Registration closed.
  • January 5, 2015, (access to June 30) Register Now!
  • October 2015, (access to February, 2016)

Part 3

  • August 4 (access to Dec 9). Email me to register.
  • February 11, 2015, (access to June 30) Register Now!
  • November 2015, (access to February, 2016)

Take Parts 1, 2, and 3 as one class with instruction

  • June 23 to Dec 31. Registration closed
  • September 15 to Mar 15, 2015. Email me to register. It isn't too late to start this class.
  • January 5 to July 5, 2015. Register Now!

Take Parts 1, 2, and 3 as one class with no instruction

  • June 23 to Dec 31. Registration closed.
  • September 15 to March 15, 2015. Email me to register. It isn't too late to start this class.
  • January 5 to July 5, 2015. Register now!


Each part individually

Parts 1, 2, and 3 as one class
with instruction

Self-directed, Parts 1, 2, and 3
NO instructor interaction


Class dates. Registration status is on the right. Click the black square above to register for all classes.

Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry, Part 1:
Video titles and lengths... so you can get a better idea of the content of the class!

Introduction to Rebecca     6:23
Navigating the Workshop     9:15
Tapestry Tools     10:30  
The Sounds of Tapestry Bobbins     8:20
Warping your Mirrix Loom     19:04
Warping a Floor Loom     21:03
Making a half-hitch knot when warping  2:22
The Very Beginning     12:55
Explaining the Structure of Tapestry     5:29
Weaving the Header     12:06
Bubbling and Beating     13:20
Making consistent bubbles     5:13
Splicing     5:09
Splicing a yarn with more than 2 plys     4:50
Making Butterflies     3:45
When Butterflies go BAD!     1:17
Meet and Separate     13:23
Ways to do soumak in the header    12:35
Troubleshooting butterflies in the wrong direction     11:05
Meet and Separate RESET     4:42
Weaving Slits     18:32
Irregular Hatching     20:28
Troubleshooting Adding Butterflies 9:37
Regular Hatching     33:54
Regular Hatching from the Front     9:15
Keep Weaving, Let's Practice!     2:02  

The videos below contains images of a few of the many projects woven by students in 2014!

Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry, Part 2
Video titles and lengths

Introduction to Rebecca    6:23
Navigating the Workshop     9:15
Tapestry Tools and warping videos as in Part 1
Pigtails     9:00
Joins: Sewing Slits     13:53
Intro to Interlocks     1:32
James Koehler Interlock     8:28
Weft Interlocks     22:33
Dovetails     13:59
Introduction to Angles     13:07
Angles Challenge     11:17
Chevrons     9:38
Pick and Pick     28:53
Split Weft and Floating Bars     24:39
Swivel technique     7:55
Making dots in tapestry: demi-duites     8:54
Swivel Technique     7:55
Tapestry examples of these techniques
What do I do with the rest of my warp?     6:33
Part 2: Keep weaving     3:47

Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry, Part 3
Video titles (lengths coming!)

Introductory material as in other two parts
Weaving curves, basic     18:15
Cartoon basics     13:12
Weaving the first cartoon     47:19
Shape order in weaving     3:26
Eccentric Weft -- Shape Building     26:43
Meet and Separate with a variety of shapes     34:55
Building up shapes: blocks and angles     13:55
Straight diagonals     15:00
How do I fix the sinking fell line?     7:24
How to fix a weft float     6:57
Weft Tension     11:50
Troubleshooting ridges     5:27
Warp tension issues     4:43
Holy Toledo! I cut a warp!     13:35
Designing something you can actually weave     10:39
A short review of the top header     7:03
Cutting off a new tapestry     3:16
Finishing your tapestry     31:46
Mounting and hanging tapestries     7:08
Tapestry examples of Part 3 techniques
Keep Practicing, what else?     2:14
The practice of tapestry weaving     2:14
Conclusion     3:28

Once you register for the class there is a video you can watch which details what materials you will need. Here is a PDF you can look at now to give you an idea. CLICK HERE