I teach workshops and retreats throughout North America. See the schedule below for my live appearances.
I also lecture and teach remotely for guilds and other interested groups. If you'd like to have me present to your group over the internet including a live call with a Q&A session, click the button below for what I am currently offering in this format.
All done! I am finished with my teaching schedule for this year. Thanks to all the marvelous guilds and conferences that brought me in. I enjoyed working with all of you.
I will not be teaching any guild classes in 2018. I am taking a break from this kind of teaching to focus on my online students as well as weaving a large commission (follow that adventure on my blog!)
YarnFest, Loveland, CO. April 12-15, 2018
I'll be teaching two one-day classes:
- Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms on Thursday April 12
- Tapestry Answers: Is tapestry weaving for me? on Friday April 13
These tapestry retreats are in the planning stages. Make sure to sign up for my newsletter so you are ready when more information becomes available and registration opens. They almost always fill in the first few days although many of the waiting list people got lucky in 2017 and got in. You never know!
Vermont 2018: Good Commons, Plymouth, VT. May 17-21, 2018.
Registration will open January 20, 2018 at 10 am MST (noon EST). The retreat will be another design-oriented masterclass for advanced beginner to intermediate students.
Colorado 2018: CSU Mountain Campus, Pingree Park, CO. June 23-27, 2018
Registration will open February 10 at 10 am MST (noon EST). This will be a retreat focused on using environmental prompts to make sketch-type tapestries. Open to all levels.
Tapestry Foundations: I am considering adding another retreat (venue unknown) that is a sort of "tapestry bootcamp" for beginners and people who want a good foundation in tapestry weaving. I'll start at the beginning and we might even make our own copper pipe looms as part of the experience. Anyone interested? Contact me.
What happens in a tapestry retreat?
One of my goals as a tapestry instructor is to create learning opportunities that best encourage students to continue learning and improving their skills. I offer several tapestry retreats a year. For details of past retreats, see the links below.
Vermont 2016: A masterclass in color and design.
Vermont 2017: Line it up!
Colorado 2017: Building a new practice of creating: drawing inspiration from your surroundings.
Robbie LaFleur wrote two blog posts about the Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry workshop I taught in Minneapolis in March of 2016:
Molly Elkind wrote post about a class I taught in Atlanta in 2016: