Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Saturday 5 September | 11.15am – 4.15pm | £95


Led by master weaver Caron Penney this vibrant and lively one day tapestry weaving workshop will give you the confidence to develop basic weave techniques used to create a tapestry. These include plain weave, soft diagonals, hatching, blending and shaping. At the end of the workshop participants will take home a completed tapestry.

You will learn:

  • How to create shapes / diagonals
  • How to use blending techniques to create shading
  • How to create hatching techniques creating a change of colour from the left to the right of the work.

Beginner Level class
This class is suitable for participants with no weaving experience; all materials for the class will be provided. Tapestry frames will be available to purchase from the tutor.

Caron Penney is a master weaver and founder of Weftfaced, a small atelier in the heart of Sussex keeping the craft of hand woven tapestry thriving. Established in 2013 by Caron Penney the workshop has been making tapestries to commission for artists from British abstract painter, Gillian Ayres RA to the artist and musician Martin Creed. Weftfaced stands for quality, individuality and exquisitely crafted textiles which offer longevity and uniqueness. Penney trained at Middlesex University and coupled this with twenty years’ experience at the West Dean Tapestry Studio.

Price: £95 includes equipment and exhibition entry
Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch via our contact form.

Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our visitors and staff. We have made changes and introduced new measures to help keep you and our team safe during your workshop. We have also introduced safe visiting guidance throughout the Museum.

- On arrival you will be asked to queue outside the Museum in a socially distanced manner. Upon entry to the Museum foyer please present your workshop ticket on your device or bring a note of your booking reference – there is no need to print.

- Workshop group sizes have been halved to allow for social distancing in our workshop space. We ask that you observe social distancing wherever possible throughout your workshop.

- Each participant will have use of a single set of equipment for the duration of the workshop. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised prior to your arrival and following your departure.

- Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the Museum. Please sanitize your hands when entering and exiting the workshop space.

- Face coverings are required in all public areas of the Museum. For their safety and yours, our team are wearing masks or shields. Please ensure you bring a face covering to your workshop.

- Gloves will be available should you wish to use them.

- To avoid the need to gather round your tutor, additional technology will be in place to support demonstrations of techniques etc.

- As we are not currently able to provide water, we ask that you please bring your own.

- Your workshop ticket includes exhibition entry. To facilitate this safely we ask that you visit during your lunch hour, at which time capacity has been adjusted accordingly.

- All museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

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