Develop the skills to design and weave a tapestry using a range of techniques that demonstrate your powers of expression. Experiment in 2D and 3D techniques both on and off the weaving frame. For those interested in textiles, surface pattern, colour and texture.
As a beginner you will warp up a frame and hand-knot the warps progressing to weave a sampler. As a more advanced student you will be encouraged to weave a tapestry on a larger scale, perhaps using more unusual materials and techniques. All students are encouraged to develop their own creativity, and since all levels work in the same studio they benefit from each others' shared advice and skills.
No previous experience of tapestry is necessary but an interest in drawing or design is helpful.
This course takes place in the textile studio, sitting on stools. The class is situated on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building. There is partial disabled access via a stair lift. Please contact ALS on: 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design Admin on: 0207 450 1934 before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs
It is useful to have a sketchbook or notebook, and an A4 file for information sheets. The course fee includes most consumables (warp and weft) but you may want to buy your own bobbins and bring yarns of your choice. Further requirements will be discussed in class.
Further courses in Textiles at Morley College day-time or evening or weekend courses in Textiles