TEXTILES | TAPESTRY WEAVING | SERIES
TAPESTRY SERIES | Catherine Hallam
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of tapestry weaving to create your own woven wall hangings. Over three weeks, you will start with the basics of warping up, weaving and creating designs on a frame loom. You will also learn how to create and work with shapes in your designs, as well as techniques for creating texture and experimenting with colours. Tapestry is a versatile craft that allows you to explore your own style, so once you get the hang of these techniques, the possibilities are endless!
What you will learn:
Which materials and tools are suitable for tapestry weaving.
Warping up a frame loom.
Tips for creating and working with shapes.
Techniques to creating texture, such as rya knots and soumak stitch.
Experimenting with gradients and colour.
Finishing techniques, and how to hang your woven pieces.
What students will take home:
Students will take home their own frame loom, shuttle, tapestry needle, booklet of notes, and finished piece at the end of the three weeks. Students will also be provided with all materials for the class, including yarn and warp string, and a dowel for hanging their piece.
APRIL 8TH - Week 1:
What is tapestry weaving?
Materials - what fibres can you weave with?
Tools - what tools can you use/free alternatives.
APRIL 15TH - Week 2:
Shape and Texture
Working with shapes.
What to consider with vertical shapes, e.g. different joins, e.g. interlocking, dovetailing, and sewing up slits.
Tips for creating circles and rounded shapes.
Texture techniques - soumak stitch, rya loops, and using rya knots to create texture.
APRIL 22ND - Week 3:
Colour and Finishing Techniques
Advanced colour techniques - half passing and colour mixing.
Finishing techniques - hem stitch.
Taking your piece off the loom.
Tucking/tying in ends.
Hanging your piece.
One shuttle per student.
2 tapestry needles per student.
Booklet of basic techniques.
Dowels for hanging pieces.
YOUR TEACHER | Catherine Hallam
Catherine Hallam is a Melbourne tapestry weaver and fibre artist. Having dabbled in textiles of all kinds from an early age, including crochet, sewing and needle felting, Catherine first tried tapestry weaving in 2015 and has been hooked ever since. Catherine's work combines traditional tapestry weaving techniques with a modern aesthetic and bright colours, often including a hint of humour and irony.
You can see her work on Instagram: @misscathelizabeth
What you will learn
- Which materials and tools are suitable for tapestry weaving, Warping up a frame loom, weaving basics , creating and working with shapes,
- Techniques to creating texture, such as rya knots and soumak stitch.
- Experimenting with gradients and colour, finishing techniques, and how to hang your woven pieces.
What you will get
- Students will take home their own frame loom, shuttle, tapestry needle, booklet of notes, and finished piece at the end of the three weeks.
- Students will also be provided with all materials for the class, including yarn and warp string, and a dowel for hanging their piece.
- Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
Unit 4, Level 2, 67-73 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.
You can opt to go to 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this parking option) for more parking space.
What to bring
- Bring your enthusiasm!
What to wear
Any one interested in learning Tapestry Weaving
Vendor since 2019
In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.
In recognition of this the Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens.
The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity.
Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.
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Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.
In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled.
If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within 4 days of your workshop and we transfer you to another class. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than 4 working days' notice is given.
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Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill. In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE
The Guild of Objects have put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Guild of Objects acknowledge the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.
The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.
At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.
We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.
If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.
For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you. If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.
While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.
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We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.