Sunday, June 22, 2014

Golden weaves!

I taught a beginning tapestry techniques class in Golden, Colorado last two weeks ago. This store, which has been there for more than 30 years, is a great new find for me. They have a marvelous stock of both weaving and knitting yarn and they have outstanding teaching facilities. The Recycled Lamb just moved to the top of my "great places to teach" list!

It is one of those places that sucks you in. The yarn is beautiful, there are patterns and samples everywhere, and in every corner of the store there is another inviting space to sit and knit or weave or take a class.
They have a great front porch complete with yarnbombed pillars which I greatly enjoyed sitting on every day for lunch.

The class I taught was Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry, my in-person (and much shorter) version of the online tapestry techniques class.

The students worked hard and they did a great job with all of the techniques.
We did a lot of work on bubbling and weft tension and hatching and meet and separate.

My drawing skills might not be the best, but they did figure this one out.

The people who rented looms from me had to cut their pieces off before we could leave. I was unsuccessful in convincing the rest of the class to cut their pieces off and they went home with their work still on their looms.

One of the students in the dye class which was going on at the same time brought her James Koehler piece for us all to look at one day. Amazingly, not only was it the day we were learning the particular weft interlock join he used the most, but it was one of the few pieces of his pictured in my Powerpoint presentation.
James Koehler, Harmonic Oscillation XL

I'll be teaching at The Recycled Lamb again October 16th to 19th. This time around the class will be Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry. Contact the shop to sign up as it isn't on their website yet and it is filling fast.

1 comment:

  1. I love the piece by James! I often tell people to look up his work if they think working in one color is boring.


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