INTRODUCTION TO TAPESTRY WEAVING
Tapestry weaving can be done on a frame, rigid heddle, or harness loom. We will work on rigid heddle and harness looms to create a small tapestry. Using slit and diagonal techniques, we will weave a design based on a simple illustration. If you plan to use one of our looms, be sure to sign up for the loom rental and pre-threading listed below. You will need 1-3 colors of Lamb's Pride Worsted and Malabrigo Worsted yarn for your weft. By Bea Bonanno.
SIGN-UP FOR LOOM RENTAL AND PRE-THREADING HERE $25
CLASS SUPPLY LIST:
tapestry beater (forks and wide tooth combs can also be used) large tapestry needles (metal or plastic)
pick-up stick with eye
Warping Yarn and Threading Your Loom:
Your loom must be fully dressed before class.
Please bring a fully assembled rigid heddle loom in good working condition with an 8 or 7.5 dent heddle.
Using 8/4 carpet warp or 3/2 perle cotton (the color doesnít matter), measure a warp that is 1.5-2 yards long for 64 ends. Thread your loom one end per slot and hole (about 8 inches wide). Tie-on and wind the warp onto the back beam.
PARKING: The New Hampshire Parking Garage is located at 927 New Hampshire Street. Top level parking is free. Level 2 parking is $1.00 to park for the whole day. Street level and basement level parking is 2-hour free parking. Pay stations are located at each stairwell on the street level. Sunday parking is free downtown.