Beginning Tapestry Weaving workshop with Robin & Teresa Goatey of The Dancing Goats

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Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Spring Hollow Lodge, Franklin County Metroparks
1069 W. Main Street, Westerville, OH 43081
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Learn how to create a woven tapestry with techniques taught by an accomplished tapestry weaver. In this class, you will learn weft facing weaving on a tapestry sampler frame. True tapestry has a weft facing weave and the warp disappears in the structure and packing of the weave. The goal for this class is to warp the little loom in the class and begin learning the technique of weft facing then joins and color shifts will be added.

From @thedancinggoats on Instagram – “Student Tapestry on the Tayet Loom: Lots of fun now at shows seeing ongoing tapestry evolutions… #tayetloom #thedancinggoats #etsy #tapestryweaversofinstagram #tapestryweaving #americantapestryalliance #handweaversguildofamerica

Workshop cost is $130 – this includes a handcrafted tapestry loom for you to keep, warp thread, a beater fork and a tapestry needle.
Students are responsible for bringing a variety of yarn weights and preferred colors to the class. Dyed long wool locks also add interest and students are welcome to bring those as well.

Teresa and her husband Robin both retired from corporate-type jobs and bought a small farm in central Illinois. She has enjoyed fiber arts for most of her life: sewing since her teens, rug hooking since 1980 and spinning and weaving since 1994. Since retirement, her focus has been on expanding and improving on her fiber skills and learning to care for her flock of Finn and Shetland sheep.

Robin is an award-winning full-time festival craftsman working Fiber Festivals in the Midwest, having recently served as Instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Inspired by Tolkien’s Legendarium, he started carving Ents, Wizards and Castles after reading the Hobbit four decades ago. Woodcarving, Woodturning, Hand Built Ceramics, Hot and Cold Glass, Coppersmithing, Enameling, Broom Making, Tool Making, Spinning & Navajo Style Weaving are current specialties. Teaching the Traditional Crafts is a passion. He also conducts a lively online trade in ‘Heirloom Quality Hand Made Fiber Tools’.

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