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    March 14 and 15, 2015 with Tom Jipson - Tapestry Weaving on floor looms

Tom Jipson’s brother gave him the Navajo loom that lured him into weaving. Tom says he thinks he fell in love with weaving during his first project, and it wasn’t long before he quit his job and began weaving full time.

Jipson now teaches tapestry weaving at Harrisville Designs in addition to weaving at the studio he made in his New Hampshire farmhouse. His two-day workshop will teach participants a variety of tapestry weaving techniques. Each student will be able to choose from the techniques to suit their own interests. The techniques fall into several different categories including technical joining, color blending, surface design, and weaving from a cartoon. The joining techniques will include seeding and blending, hatching, hachure, pick and pick, and blending with multiple butterflies. The surface techniques will be pile and soumak.

Students will be working on an all wool fabric. Jipson will provide a worsted wool warp yarn in advance for class members to warp their looms prior to meeting. Students should bring their own weft yarns, such as Harrisville Designs Highland wool or comparable. Students should bring a kitchen fork and tapestry beater (Jipson recommends a Schacht tapestry beater either single or double ended, which are carried by Webs and Halcyon, as well as other weaving suppliers).

Materials fee for warp yarn $2.50 plus shipping.
Printing fee is $3.00.

The workshop will begin at 1:00 on March 14. It will be continued on March 15, from 9:00 - 4:00.




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