Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tapestry Workshop in Maine

This three day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from two long standing students of Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei. 
Some of the techniques that will be covered are

Dressing the loom with a continuous warp
Working with a cartoon
How to keep your selvages straight 
How to control the warp as you weave 
Working with highs and lows 
Basic half circle 
Transitioning in and out of curves 
Sewing slits and more 
Evenings offer the opportunity to share ideas with your fellow weavers, spend more time at the loom if you wish and participation in an optional critique session.

Level and Prerequisites: Beginning to Advanced - students should have some tapestry weaving experience. Where: The workshop will take place in Barbara Burns’ large studio located in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine. Meals and housing will be provided on site. There will be a meet and greet Thursday evening with dinner and a lecture. 
Housing: Students will be staying in Barbara’s guest cottage and a rental cottage across the road. Both cottages have working kitchens and heat. (It can get nippy on the water).
Instructors: Barbara Burns and Don Burns are members of The Wednesday Group and studied with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei for 10 and 14 years respectively. Barbara also studied at West Dean College in Sussex England with Pat Taylor, Haystack Mountain with Marcel Marois and with numerous other teachers. She has taught private students and workshops in NY and Maine. Barbara has been exhibiting internationally since 1996 and has received awards from as far away as Serbia. Don has an MFA in Tapestry from University of North Texas. He has taught tapestry technique and design for 12 years both privately and at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia. Don has exhibited nationally and internationally for 18 years. Two Museums represent Don 's work: Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, France and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

Workshop fees: Three days $510
All meals, housing and use of looms, bobbins (if needed) and warp and weft yarns are included.
To register: A 50% deposit of $255 is required to hold your place. Balance due March 15th.
Contact Barbara Burns  
bburns174[at] (use the @ symbol - this is formatted to prevent spammers)