Basic Tapestry Weaving
Saturday 3rd August, 10am – 4pm

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Where and When?
4 Bond Street, Wellington CBD
Saturday 3rd August, 10am – 4pm

What you will learn
– Basic tapestry weaving techniques using simple cardboard looms

What to bring
All materials are provided, BYO lunch

Appropriate for
Beginners and experienced people alike. Minimum age of 11 unsupervised

About The Loom Room
The Loom Room’s Jackie Campbell started weaving as Maureen Lorimer’s apprentice in 1986 in her shop called ‘True Colours’ on Coromandel town’s main road. Jackie worked for her full time for over two years and wove fabrics from hand dyed warps, which was then cut up and sewn into garments. Her life long interest in weaving and textiles began at this time and lead her to buy her own loom and start developing her own product lines.

While she has continued to weave on and off for the last 30+ years specialising in fabrics, Jackie have always had a special interest in tapestry weaving. Tapestry weaving is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area.” Tapestry is also a little like painting by numbers but with fibre and is commonly used for wall hangings, floor rugs and other furnishings like cushion covers.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to some basic tapestry weaving techniques using simple cardboard looms. We will use this workshop time to create a small sampler to your own design while experimenting with several different tapestry methods. All materials will be provided and sample textiles and books will be available to help provide inspiration.

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