UPcoming  Workshops


Landscape in Tapestry

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC)                325 Paseo de Oñate                                           Española, NM 87532                                                  (505) 747-3577                                                         Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30, 2018                     9:30 am - 4:00 pm each day

The landscape is about one's relationship with the earth.  It can take many forms, inspired by a particular shape in weathered wood, a grove of trees, the shadow in a cliff, or a panoramic sunset sky. The possibilities are endless! 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.

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  The Blessing of Rain      8” x 8”    ©2001 Elizabeth J. Buckley

The Blessing of Rain    8” x 8”    ©2001 Elizabeth J. Buckley

  Mesa Strata      10” x 10”       Mounted and framed       ©1999 Elizabeth J. Buckley

Mesa Strata    10” x 10”   Mounted and framed       ©1999 Elizabeth J. Buckley

  The Veils of Time  detail   60" x 50"   ©2017 Elizabeth J. Buckley

The Veils of Time detail   60" x 50"  ©2017 Elizabeth J. Buckley


The Versatility of Hachures

  Ocean Memory      20" x 25"  © 2014 Elizabeth J. Buckley

Ocean Memory    20" x 25"  © 2014 Elizabeth J. Buckley

Southern Califonia Handweavers Guild                      San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center        18312 Oxnard Street                                                Tarzana, CA

Guild Program:  An Articulation of Light             Saturday, September 8, 2018  10:30 - noon

Workshop:   Explorations of Light and Dark:  The Use of Value in Tapestry Design                                         Saturday, September 8th  1:00 - 4:00 pm and     Sunday, September 9th 9:00 - 4:00 pm

Hachures 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-dimensionality.  In this workshop, we will explore different types of hachures and their applications.


The Visual Heartbeat:  Creating Movement in Tapestry

  Molten Beneath Strata  detail  84" x 28"    ©2017 Elizabeth J. Buckley

Molten Beneath Strata detail  84" x 28"   ©2017 Elizabeth J. Buckley

Tapestry Weavers In New England (TWINE)         Sun. October 14 - Thurs. noon, October 18, 2018  Miramar Retreat Center                                                      121 Parks St.                                                            Duxbury, MA 02331               

Rhythm is not only integral to the world of music and dance, but also to effective tapestry design. Repetition of motifs in layers helps to create the sense of visual movement as well as three-dimensions. The act of weaving in itself is filled with rhythmic gestures.

In this workshop, we will explore different approaches to visual rhythm through the use of:  repetition, progressions, gradations, and contrast in shape, line, value and color. We will look at how use of the techniques themselves also can contribute to a sense of movement. These underlying principles behind rhythm will help you go beyond the flat background to creating a dynamic flow.