Jan 3 2024 - Jan 3 2024

June 14-16 Quirky Tapestry: Exploring the Eccentric Wedge Weave

Date
  • Jan 3 2024 - Jan 3 2024

Location

Quirky Tapestry: Exploring the Eccentric Wedge Weave with Deborah Corsini

Tuition: $400/Membersl $420/Non-Members
Class Dates: Friday – Sunday, June 14, 15, 16, 2024
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Place: Pacific Textile Arts classroom
Number of Students: Minimum:4  Max:10
Materials fee: $5

Class Description:
Bold, graphic line, zigzag stripes and scalloped selvedges are striking characteristics of wedge weave. Instead of weaving perpendicular to the warp, as is usual for tapestry, wedge weave is an eccentric weaving technique where the wefts are woven at an angle to the warp.

In this workshop, students will learn the unique characteristics, basic techniques, and design possibilities to create dynamic and graphic wedge weave tapestries. The workshop includes a variety of approaches to eccentric weaving, combining tapestry with wedge weave, slit techniques, curves, and unusual materials. Create a sampler or small tapestry by incorporating various wedge weave techniques and styles and move beyond the expected.  Students should be able to warp a loom and have some weaving experience.

List of items students need to bring
1. Students may work on floor looms (provided by PTA) or bring their own small tapestry looms.
2. Looms should be pre-warped with either a 12/9 or 12/6 cotton seine twine sett at 6 or 8 epi. (For floor looms make a 2 yard warp about 10″ – 15″ wide. Tapestry or frame looms should be warped according to loom.
3. Bring wool yarns for weft in a variety of contrasting colors and values. Keep the weft yarns a similar type. I recommend Swedish Matt yarn, Paternayan yarns, handspun and mill ends. The yarns should be smooth, not textured or soft like knitting yarns.
4. Bring the usual tapestry supplies: tapestry beater or heavy fork, scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle, tapestry bobbins (if you use them). I simply use hand wound butterflies.
5. Notebook / sketch book / drawing materials like crayons or markers
6.For warp & weft supplies I recommend: http://www.glimakrausa.com/cotton- warp-seine-twine https://www.glimakrausa.com/matt-garn

 

BIO

A lifelong weaver, textile designer, teacher, and curator, Deborah Corsini, is known for her dynamic wedge weave tapestries. Her work is exhibited in national and international venues and her tapestries are in U.S. Embassies, museums, corporate and private collections. Deborah maintains a studio practice in Pacifica, CA and continues her fascination and experimentation with wedge weave.

Questions: Email classes@pacifictextilearts.org

 

REGISTRATION

TUITION:
Pay in full Now: $400/Members $420/Non-Members Full tuition includes $50 non-refundable deposit

PAYMENT OPTION:
You may pay a $50 Non-refundable deposit now to hold your space with the agreement to pay the balance due by May 14, 2024.  
Your balance due amount will be:
$350/members  $370/Non-Member

*In the event that Pacific Textile Arts needs to cancel the class, all deposits and payments will be refunded.

 

If you are not a member and would like to take this and future classes at the member price you can become a member for only $15/yr. Visit our website to join today: https://pacifictextilearts.org/members/

Tuesday 1-4pm
Wednesday 10:30am-noon
Thursday 1-4pm
Saturday: 11am-1pm
& by appointment
707-409-6811

450 Alger St. Fort Bragg CA 95437 707-409-6811