Shaping and texture for woven tapestry with Sara lindsay
This class will spread over consecutive Saturday mornings.
You will learn how to make shaped tapestries and explore a range of techniques to create surface texture, including whipping and knotting.
Program Outline: During the first part of the workshop you will refine your technique for warping your loom and learn how to create a shaped tapestry. You will also learn how to apply texture to the surface of your tapestry using knotting.
In the second session you will explore the many ways that a travelling weft can be used to create texture and fine line work and learn the technique of whipping. You will also learn how to finish off your tapestry.
Saturdays 18th and 25th of july 2015 10-1pm
Sara is an artist and master weaver. She was one of the foundation weavers at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop (now the Australian Tapestry Workshop) from its inception in 1976 until 1990, when she moved to Tasmania to teach at the Tasmanian School of Art. Her numerous awards and recognitions are a testimony to her brilliance and skills. Indeed, she's "a bit of a legend" on the frenetic tapestry weaving scene both here and internationally.