4.6.24 Intro to Modern Tapestry with Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher
Saturday, April 6th - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Tapestry weaving is not a new craft form by any means, but the endless variations one can employ while weaving can lead to exciting, modern takes on this traditional art! In this class we will be making small wall hangings.
Students will learn (or review) the basics: fiber + yarn types and attributes, assembling a loom, warping, stitches and knots, shapes, space and finishing techniques.
Students of all levels are welcome.
Cost is $180 and includes:
10" x 12" Beka Tapestry Loom
- tapestry warping thread
Weaving materials can be purchased before class or during class. We're suggesting approximately 3 ounces of merino roving and one skein of Berwick Bulky yarn ($25 total).
You may choose to upgrade your loom to a larger frame; however, we'll all be setting the looms up to the same weaving width. If you would like to upgrade to a larger loom, please contact Bobbie at email@example.com. 20x24 inch looms are an additional $41 and 36x64 inch looms are an additional $216.
Please bring: scissors, pen and paper, a tote bag, and maybe a snack! If you wish to bring your own yarn, please only bring bulky or super bulky yarns, roving, or fabric ribbons – these weave up more quickly.
I found my voice as a weaver by only engaging in/with those techniques and fibers that I found pleasurable. And by manipulating or plain out ignoring some of the traditions of tapestry weaving, I have arrived at a style that is all my own – sculptural, vivid and flowing.
I work primarily in merino wool roving – it is soft, fluffy and a pleasure to hold. It can be finicky, so you have to be delicate with it. I’m drawn to saturated color and can find inspiration in almost anything. In fact, I often don’t realize how something has amused me until after I finish a weaving and stand back to look at it. Intuition is my guiding practice – I rarely have a clear vision of what I am going to create.
Today, I have dedicated my career to weaving and teaching others my craft. I have studios in Philadelphia and Thomaston, Maine. You can learn more about At Home Modern Weaving Studio at:
Class Cancelation Policy:
If you cancel more than 30 days before the beginning of your class, we will offer you store credit in the amount of your class. Cancelation with less than 30 days notice will result in the forfeiture of your entire course fee. However, if we are able to fill your spot, we will offer store credit in the amount of the class.
If we cancel a class, you can choose to receive a full refund or store credit.