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Tapestry Weaving Extension Workshop tutored by Marilyn Rea-Menzies

Saturday 31st July-Sunday 1st August 2021

New Zealand Bush Textures - From Design to Tapestry - suitable for participants who have some previous tapestry weaving experience. Beginners workshop see previous week listing.

In this workshop you will design a small tapestry inspired by the lush textures of our New Zealand native bush. The starting point will be a photograph of the bush. Then working through to a drawing of your own interpretation, similar to the one here that will be used as your tapestry weaving template, Marilyn will guide you through this design process.

Next comes learning the most successful way to warp a tapestry frame loom, then weaving the tapestry inspired by your design using beautiful dyed wool yarns. You will be taken a step further from the plain weave structures that you will have learnt in previous workshops into the textures created by new tapestry techniques such as soumak, French knots, and weft wrapping.

Everyone will work at the own level and pace and you will be able to complete the tapestry at home if you do not complete it during the workshop. A frame loom will be provided along with a selection of colourful yarns enabling you to continue weaving.


July 31
August 1


10am - 4pm


Nelson & suburbs


Broadgreen Historic House
276 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson
Parking available

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Two Day workshop $230.00
15+ or accompanied by a paying adult

Tickets from Ticketing Website


Additional Info

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