“Express Yourself”- with Mary Schwartz
13, 2010 - 9:30 at the Kimball House
This will be an informal small tapestry workshop with
Mary Schwartz. Small tapestries, made
on simple frame looms are a great way to experiment with
color and texture. The simplest looms
allow the greatest freedom. It’s a
great way to use thrums, odd and ends of yarn, and fibers
that “don’t go together.” Fancy knitting
yarns, beads and found objects, can all be incorporated.
Mixing fiber types is no problem.
The completed weaving can be further enhanced by needle
felting, embroidery, beading, and more.
Things to bring:
Any small frame loom or tapestry loom--a sturdy picture
frame will work, as will artists canvas stretchers--a small
tapestry fork or table fork, tapestry needles or yarn
needles, batten, small stick shuttles, pick-up sticks,
crochet hooks, afghan hooks or similar small tools, any
yarns that you want to play with.
Anything else you’d like to incorporate.
A small frame loom with wire brads
(small headless nails) set at about 1/4 inch intervals on
top and bottom of the frame can be used to make work that
has 4 selvedges and can be simply lifted off the nails when