DRAW WHAT YOU WEAVE! WEAVE WHAT YOU DRAW!
Studio Workshop in Albuquerque, NM Friday, April 28 - Monday, May 1, 2017 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
This workshop combines drawing and weaving, focusing on the relationship between drawing and tapestry: how the pencil can be a way of putting thoughts on paper in a manner that assists in tapestry design. We will explore different approaches to describing shape and form, quality of line, and shaded areas, and look at how these translate to tapestry technique and design. At the loom, we will weave different types of woven lines, 3-dimensional forms, and shaded areas. Through out the workshop, we will work with how drawing is a way of fine-tuning the eye to see in terms of shapes, angles, curves, positive and negative space—all of which the tapestry weaving process entails. Come get acquainted with what your pencils can do, and then apply this to tapestry technique. This is a playful class. No previous drawing experience is necessary.
Students need to have a basic knowledge of tapestry techniques, as we will be relating the drawing with tapestry technique and design. This is a workshop intended for weavers of all tapestry traditions: Rio Grande, French, Mexican, and the spectrum in-between, weaving from either the front or the back.
This workshop is now full. For more information, or to be put on a wait list
Seattle Weaving Guild Programs: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Morning Lecture at 11:00 am From Idea to Woven Form: The Tapestries of Elizabeth Buckley
Afternoon Lecture at 1:00 pm The Element of Light in Tapestry
St. Mark's Cathedral, Bloedel Hall 1245 Tenth Ave. E Seattle, WA 98012-4398
Exploring the Visual Heartbeat: The Use of Rhythm in Tapestry Design
May 26 - 28, 2017
Seattle Weaving Guild
in conjunction with The Textures of Earth Memory Solo Exhibit:
Opening Workshop: Landscape in Tapestry
Thursday August 24 - Sunday, August 27, 2017
The landscape is about one’s relationship with the earth. It can take many forms, inspired by a particular shape in weathered wood or a shell, a grove of trees, the shadow in a cliff, or the panoramic sunset sky. 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.
Held at Elizabeth Buckley's studio. We will make several field trips to the Open Space Visitor Center, not only to see The Textures of Earth Memory show, but also to view, draw, and photograph inspiration from the vistas of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande Bosque,