Weaving Landscape in Tapestry
About Weaving Landscape in Tapestry
Many of us are inspired to weave by the beautiful and meaningful natural places we know, by landscapes that move us at home and on our travels. How can we convey in tapestry the experience of being in a particular place? What does it mean to weave a landscape at this moment in history? In this workshop we will study tapestries inspired by landscape and look closely at various approaches to the subject. Will you weave an expansive vista or a close-up detail of your landscape? Will you tell the story of your place, or seek to convey your emotional connection to it? Realistic, stylized and fully abstract approaches will be considered. You will bring your own inspirational photos and sketches and be guided through the design process by questions, exercises, samples, and group sharing and feedback. Tapestry techniques will be discussed and demonstrated as they relate to specific design purposes. We will have two class sessions, and a check-in/help session between. Students will email photos to the instructor for sharing with the group.
This class is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
- Inspirational photos and sketches
- Tracing paper
- Pencils, colored pencils or markers
- Black fine-line marker
- Any other design tools you prefer including digital tools
For weaving studies:
- Small tapestry loom (frame loom ok)
- Warp and weft yarns
- Strips of mat board or index cards for making yarn wraps
- Your favorite tapestry tools
Teens and Adults
The class will meet for three 120-min live online sessions on the schedule below. The first session is on March 4.
Enrolled students receive 21-day access to the video recordings of the classes.
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. This class, and all lessons and classes on Lessonface, are covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
Molly Elkind's first tapestry lessons were with Tommye Scanlin and Pat Williams in 2010. While tapestry is Molly's focus now, earlier work included handwoven accessories, paper-making, quilt-making, embroidery and collage. Molly earned an MA in Studio Art with a focus on Fibers from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville (KY) in 2002, and in that year she was awarded an Artist Enrichment grant by the KY Foundation for Women. Exhibition highlights include two solo shows in Atlanta (2009, 2018) and juried and invitational shows nationwide since the mid-1990s. Molly has been published in Tapestry Weaver (Britain), Arts Across Kentucky, Needlearts, and Shuttle Spindle Depot magaz...
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