• Image of Tapestry Weaving One-to-One : Texture
  • Image of Tapestry Weaving One-to-One : Texture
  • Image of Tapestry Weaving One-to-One : Texture

Now taking bookings for May 2018!

Appointment Only- email christybalfour@hotmail.com to book
Peckham, London

The Texture One-to-One is a three-hour class exploring the use of texture in tapestry weaving. It’s suitable for both beginners and more advanced weavers.

Over the course of the class we’ll look at how to introduce texture to your weaving. We’ll cover the use of different weights of yarn and how adjusting the balance of warp and weft can alter the look and feel your woven work. Depending on what you want to focus on, we can explore weaving patterns such as diamond twill, play around with unusual fibres and structures such as free weave, floating wefts and surface embroidery, or concentrate on traditional techniques such as soumak and rya knotting.

We’ll also discuss tapestry structure and strength, making sure that your weaving is sturdy and durable. Whether you’re aiming to weave for decoration or function, we will cover what materials to use and how to produce tapestries that stands the test of time.

Each class is carefully planned and structured but overall very much directed by what each student wants to learn. Through a mixture of verbal discussion, demonstration and personal practice, each student is guided towards an in-depth understanding of the specific focus of the class and tapestry weaving as a whole.

Students will get their own frame loom, weaving tools, warp thread and wool to take home with them, along with a copy of my booklet- “Tapestry Weaving: An Illustrated Guide” and detailed class notes.

Classes are held in my studio in Peckham, south east London and can take place during the weekdays and on weekends. You can also book all 3 of my one-to-one classes together at a discounted price! Email me at christybalfour@hotmail.com to schedule a class.