Tapestry Weaving: The Next Steps with Joanne Hall

2.5 Day Workshop (Friday am thru Sunday noon)

Skill Level

Some tapestry experience is helpful

Class Description

A workshop for weavers who want to move further in their tapestry techniques and in designing their cartoons. We will work with design techniques with emphasis on value and creating clarity in the color choices. A sampler of techniques will be woven with emphasis on craftsmanship and control of the shapes. The following techniques will be demonstrated and woven in a sampler: color effects using two colors, pick and pick and wavy lines, smooth and stepped diagonals, forms of vertical joinings, geometric patterns, curves made from diagonals and eccentric wefts. Finishing and mounting will also be demonstrated.

Instructor Biography

To pursue my interest in weaving, I attended the University of Minnesota for my masters degree in Textile Design, followed by teaching at the University of Montana and Cal Poly in California.  In 1976, I wrote the book Mexican Tapestry Weaving.  Returning to Montana, I opened my tapestry studio.  Tapestry was my initial interest in weaving and has remained my emphasis.  My largest tapestry commission was 8′ x 20′ and it hangs in a hospital in Dallas.  Teaching is my other passion and to help new weavers, which resulted in two books, Tying up the Countermarch Loom and Learning to Warp Your Loom.

Materials Fee

$35 for warps, all weft materials, loom, tapestry needle, and handouts.

Materials Fees are not collected as part of registration.  They are paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Students to Bring

  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Plain paper
  • Pencil
  • Colored pencils
  • Felt tip marker