Fundamentals of Handloom Weaving

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10 am-4 pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchock Tilton

March 24, 2018

Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included and you receive a complete weaving kit, including a loom, to take home)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our e-list for info on future sessions.

In this workshop we learn the basics of tapestry weaving on a handloom. Students will learn how to prepare the looms for weaving and techniques for planning and weaving their own tapestries. We will look at different examples of woven pattern-making as entry point to create our own personal designs. A variety of weaving yarns will be provided, as well as a loom and the basic tools needed for weaving. Because weaving is a lengthy process, your tapestry may not be completed during the workshop, but we will provide all of the materials and skills you need to finish it at home with confidence. No experience required. Please bring a lunch.

About Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Claire Hitchcock Tilton is an artist, designer, and grower from Milwaukee. She works in many fine art and craft media from weaving and woodworking to painting and gardening. Hitchcock Tilton’s work explores the different ways rural and urban landscapes affect her relationship to the land. She studied fibers, ceramics, and woodworking at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and received a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she has also taught fibers classes. Hitchcock Tilton’s time is split between managing the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and working in her Milwaukee homestead and studio.


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