Navajo Tapestry Weaving with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 10 am-4 pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

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Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving using a Navajo-style loom. We will explore traditional Navajo weaving, and use Navajo rugs as an entry point to create our own contemporary designs. The looms, which we provide along with a variety of yarns and the basic tools required for weaving, are made from sticks sourced from Lynden's grounds. You will learn how to prepare your loom for weaving, as well as techniques for planning and weaving our own tapestry. Because weaving is a lengthy process, it is likely that your tapestry will not be completed during the workshop. All of the materials (including the loom) and skills you need to finish your piece with confidence will be provided. 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 the rural and urban landscapes affect her relationship to the land. She has studied weaving traditions with Navajo master craftswomen, and fibers, ceramics and woodworking at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She received a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. 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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