Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry
Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry
Continue reading for more information on this beginning tapestry techniques class.
Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry. A class in three parts.
Join me for a three-part tapestry techniques class. The course is created for people who are either new to tapestry weaving or have some experience but need a solid review of the foundational techniques. It allows you to work at your own pace from home while having your own private instructor (that's me!) at hand to teach you the techniques, help you troubleshoot problems, and work with you to develop your own ideas in this expressive fiber medium. Students love the flexibility of learning when they have time and receiving feedback right when they need it. For some students, the interaction and learning that comes between students is also a great learning tool.
There are several different ways you can take the class:
- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3: each part separately taught by me allowing you to register for one part at a time
- All-Three-In-One: access to everything immediately allowing you to move as quickly through the material as you want and costing a bit less than registering for the parts separately
- Self-Directed: the same all-three parts version but you get no interaction or feedback from me as an instructor and with this version you can start the material immediately upon registration
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 throughout 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 for much more information about this course. 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. The start date shown there is the date I opened the class for registration. Just make sure you are registering for the correct part (1, 2, or 3, the All-Three-In-One version, or Self-Directed and you'll be fine. Contact me with questions.)
Make sure you watch the videos below to get an idea of what you'll be learning!
- May 11, 2015. Contact Rebecca for registration in the summer of 2015.
- September 14, 2015. Registration Open!
- January 4, 2016
- July 6, 2015. Registration still open!
- November 9, 2015.
- May 11, 2015.
- September 14, 2015. Due to lower enrollment in the May class, this will be a continuation of that class. You can register and start today. Registration Open!
- January 4, 2015
Take Parts 1, 2, and 3 as one class with no instruction
- This class is now open for any-time access. You can register and start the class immediately. There is no end date. It will be available to you as long as I am teaching online. Register Now!
Each part individually
Parts 1, 2, and 3 as one class
Self-directed, Parts 1, 2, and 3
NO instructor interaction
The diagram below may help you decide which version of the Warp and Weft class to take. The other courses referenced (Intro to Tapestry and The Mobile Tapestry Weaver) are currently only offered in in-person workshops but will be online sometime in 2016. One further benefit to the Self-Directed version that this diagram doesn't discuss is that you can start that class today (or any day!).
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 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
Joins: Sewing Slits 13:53
Intro to Interlocks 1:32
James Koehler Interlock 8:28
Weft Interlocks 22:33
Introduction to Angles 13:07
Angles Challenge 11:17
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
Warp Spacing and Weft Tension 5:30
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
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
Here are a few blog posts with more information about the online class. Browse away!