The Versatility of Hachures
Thursday - Sunday September 26 – 29, 2019 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Elizabeth Buckley’s studio in Albuquerque, NM
Hachures, as a technical category of repeated marks or patterns, can be simple or complex. Many medieval and gothic tapestries exemplify their use in the drape and folds of fabric, depictions of animals, and botanical details. Contemporary tapestry applications of hachures can range from creating transparency or the feel of ripples on water to gradating color blends, or shaping and shading forms for a sense of volume. and three-dimensions. In this workshop, we will explore different types of hachures, their applications, and how to incorporate these in tapestry design, be it representational, abstract or somewhere in between. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their own loom.
Landscape in Tapestry
October 11 – 14, 2019
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
This workshop will draw inspiration from the beautiful, autumn setting of Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The landscape is about one’s relationship with the earth, as well as a sense of place. It can take many forms, inspired by: a particular shape in weathered wood or a shell, leaf patterns, a grove of trees, the panoramic sunset sky, etc. The response in tapestry can be small and intimate, or large scale; abstract, representational, or somewhere in between. In this workshop, we will explore the varied aspects of the landscape, how to distill and simplify into the language of tapestry. Students can expect to go through the process of articulating an idea, developing a design, making a cartoon, and beginning weaving a small tapestry or a study of a larger design, which they will complete at home, after the workshop.
This workshop is now full. Wait list available.
Explorations of Light and Dark: Use of Value in Tapestry Design
Friday, November 8 - Sunday, November 10, 2019 Española Valley Fiber Arts Center
325 Paseo de Oñate
Española, NM 87532 (505) 747-3577
Value is the foundation to effective tapestry design. In this workshop, students will explore how the gray scale and level of contrast pertains to color blending, shading techniques, and the illusion of 3 dimensional space. The class will work with black, white and gray-toned papers to generate designs in values for tapestry. We will discuss which tapestry techniques make the most sense for weaving specific areas, and each student will begin weaving on a design, applying these techniques. Students from all tapestry traditions are welcome,