TAPESTRY WEAVING • Beginner Frame Loom Weaving, August 19 (12-5 pm) Saturday

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Weaving has been practiced all over the world, having begun many thousands of years ago on looms similar to the ones we will be using. I started weaving on this type of loom more than 40 years ago and love to experiment. There are so many ways to create beauty using these processes and this class is the prefect way to start your weaving journey! In this afternoon class, we will learn to do tapestry weaving using a small, wooden frame loom. The loom is yours to keep after the class and is included in the class fee. In our class, we will warp your loom, design a neck piece or wall hanging, and then create a pictorial weaving using the varied tapestry methods, such as soumak, slits, interlocking wefts, etc., plus many fun finishing techniques. This is more than a basic weaving class! 

SKILLS LEARNED • warp your loom, designing, soumak, slits, interlocking wefts, finishing techniques

MATERIALS • All required materials are included in the class fee. Each participant will get a wooden frame loom to keep. 

TIME • 5 hours


TEACHER • Carol Shaw-Sutton is a sculptor and installation artist specializing in fiber and textile processes. Shaw-Sutton has been exhibiting her work in museums in the United States and internationally since the 1970's including museum exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and Canada, as well as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her work is included in major museum, corporate and private collections worldwide such as The Oakland Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Lausanne, Switzerland, The Charles A. Wutsum Museum of Art, New York, The Mint Museum, North Carolina and Jean Lucrat Center for Tapestry, Switzerland. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships, The Young American Award from the American Crafts Council, The United States / Japan Fellowship and The United States / France Fellowship at the La Napoule Foundation. She was also been awarded The Fine Art Award from the International Textile Biennale in Kyoto, Japan. Locally she has been awarded the Public Corporation for the Arts Fellowship from the City of Long Beach, CA and The Outstanding Professor Award from the California State University, Long Beach. Carol Shaw-Sutton has been a Professor of Art at California State University for 23 years and has been the Chairperson of the Fiber Program for 15 of those years. She currently works and lives in Ojai, California.