Tapestry Weaving Basics

Tapestry Weaving Basics with Tommye Scanlin

Have you wondered if tapestry weaving would be for you? In this course you'll be introduced to the process: from selecting a loom and materials to several techniques for handwoven tapestry.

Spend two hours each Tuesday evening for three consecutive weeks to learn basics including how to set up a loom and prepare to weave. Next, explore several methods from which almost image can be created. And finally, design and weave a small tapestry.

Materials, including the supplies to build a simple loom and yarns for weaving, can be found at most hobby shops. A list of suggested supplies will be provided after registration.

The capacity for this class is 15 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for three weekly 120-min live online sessions on Tuesdays at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 23:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on January 10.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Tapestry Weaving Basics
tommye scanlin

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date, with the exception of the materials kit fees which are non-refundable.

Tommye Scanlin

Tommye Scanlin

Professor emerita, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA. In the past twenty years I've taught in many short workshops and classes for art/craft schools, including Arrowmont, John C. Campbell Folk School, and Penland.

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