Saturday 25 May | 11.15am – 4.30pm
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.
*The fee includes entry to the current exhibition Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution plus all materials.
Numbers are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about this workshop please complete our enquiry form.