If you are making a trip to the Sunshine Coast of BC in the next couple of weeks be sure to pop by The Kube in Gibsons (across from the highschool) and see our tapestry exhibition before it closes on January 31st. For more about the stories behind these weavings read some of our blog posts about them.
Janna will be holding classes at the Kube in February including one adult introductory tapestry weaving workshop on Sunday February 4th as well as a 12 week youth program for children ages 12+ beginning Monday February 5th. Below are class details.
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
ADULT WORKSHOP 10am-5pm on Sunday February 4th
FEE $95 Plus materials, $40-$110 depending on loom choice.
Spend a day Learning traditional and contemporary tapestry weaving techniques and leave with a solid understanding of the process of warping up and weaving with multiple techniques like shape building, colour blending and textural techniques. We will talk about how to choose yarn for your projects, as well as finishing techniques and how to troubleshoot tapestry-specific issues. Students will leave with a good start on a project in colours of their choosing from a range of naturally dyed yarns made by Janna.
For materials students have the choice between
1) $40 materials fee which includes warp and weft yarn and a 14-page workbook and requires students to bring their own loom. A $20 PVC loom can be made by following Janna’s instructions here. If you're bringing another kind of loom please email Janna to confirm it will work for the workshop.
2) $110 materials fee which includes all the supplies in option one plus a handmade 22” wooden tapestry loom with a 18” X 30” weaving capacity.
Email for call The Kube to register