Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tapestry Studio Happenings, 2014

Dreams for the new year are many. Some will be realized, some probably won't be as I
run out of time and energy
overestimate my abilities
spend all my time weaving tapestries.

Wait! Maybe this year they will all be realized. I have dreams of being able to hire someone to help me make that happen. Now there is an idea.

Running a tapestry studio that is not part of my home was a huge undertaking in 2013. I love my time in the studio and hope for a lot more of it in 2014.

I am busy creating here in Santa Fe. I love to make things with my hands and I also love to create with my brain... which mostly ends up as classes I teach. There are many new opportunities coming up in 2014. Here are some of them. Stay tuned, there will be more!
  1. January 19-23, 2014: Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry, 5-day class in my studio in Santa Fe. This class is full but let me know if you want to get on the waiting list.
  2. February 8, 2014: lecture about my work and my experiences weaving tapestry in the southwestern US, Las Tejadoras Weavers Guild Meeting, Santa Fe. Contact me for details.
  3. March 24-26, 2014: Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry, 3-day class in my studio in Santa Fe. There are still a few spots left in this beginning tapestry class. More information is on my website HERE.
  4. June 10-13, 2014, Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry, 4-day class at The Recycled Lamb in Golden, CO. More information HERE.
  5. Convergence 2014, July 14-19, Providence, RI. Classes I am teaching are: 
  • Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry in a 2-day format 7/15-16
  • The Mobile Tapestry Weaver: Weaving Tapestry on a Hokett Loom in a 1-day format 7/17
  • Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists in a 3-hour lecture on 7/19. 
  • See HGA's website or the teaching page on my website for more information.
And here are the things that are in the works and are definitely going to happen, but I don't have all the details yet... just so you can marinate about them for a bit.
  1. Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry will be offered as an online class.
  2.  September 13-14: 2-day lecture and class in Southern California
  3. Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists will be offered as a lecture at Convergence 2014 (for sure--see above) and in e-book or video form by the end of the year.
  4. Many more blog and video projects sharing the fun world of tapestry. 
Check out my YouTube channel if you have missed some of my videos. I am shooting more every week for the online class and a few of them will make their way to YouTube for all of you to see. (Did you know you can subscribe to YouTube channels so you get an email when a new video is posted?)

You can sign up for my newsletter HERE. In 2014 I will be sending out two newsletters a month with updates on my classes and with information about the world of tapestry.

I also offer private classes in my studio. You can find more information about that on my website HERE. If you want to come to Santa Fe for a few days or a week and you want to get in some tapestry time in my studio, let me know! It doesn't have to be a scheduled workshop.
And the big dreams:
Weave a lot of tapestries! Because I love messing about with yarn.


  1. Always love ur blogs and looking forward to utube! spiral bound and flipped technique pics. Must be a practical book by a practical weaver. The best kind. Sorry about the passing of your best friend. I thought for a minute u had gotten a new companion, but no, it's a baby! best wishes for 2014.


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