October 10, 2020 – Dena Gartenstein-Moses
Beyond the Rug: Explorations in Rags
Weaving with "rags" gives a wide range of opportunity to learn about color, texture, movement, and form. While making "good" fabric can have specific guidelines to follow, making a rug or wall hanging out of rags can be much more flexible and creative. In addition, while it can take many hours to make a small tapestry, rag rug weaving can be a relatively quick way to produce fabulous wall pieces. This workshop will include looking at samples and slides, demonstration and hands on exploration. We will talk about various tapestry techniques and how to use them with rags, how to create non-rectangular pieces, use surface embellishments, and create empty space within a piece.
Instructor Bio: Dena Moses has been weaving for over thirty years and sells her line of glorious scarves, shawls, hats, and home linens at highly juried craft shows around New England. Based in an old school building in Putney, Vermont, Dena runs Vermont Weaving School and delights in training weavers to make fabulous cloth on looms, with joy and ease. Originally trained as a scientist, her love of color, shape, and form integrate the mathematical and artistic sides of herself into the physical form of luscious fabric.