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.
The Versatility of Hachures
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
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.
Fall Studio Workshop: Curves in Tapestry
Thursday, October 25 – Sunday, October 28. 2018 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Elizabeth Buckley's studio in Albuquerque, NM
Curves present unique technical challenges in tapestry. In this workshop we will explore several approaches to weaving curves as shapes, as well as lines. Participants can expect to become more familiar with empty and full warps, eccentric wefts, and shading techniques to depict shallow or steep curves, organic shapes, and meandering lines. This workshop will incorporate the use of shape-building and how to design weave-able curves in tapestry, working from either the front or the back.