In March 2014, “Stardust,” a six panel hand woven jacquard tapestry by fabric artist Bhakti Ziek was installed in Community Hall at Whitman College. Woven on her Vermont loom over the course of ten months, each of the sixteen foot panels is woven with silk, Tencel, and metallic yarns. This video captures the weaver’s process and her thoughts about the commission.
Thanks to Tracy Kaestner and Nancy Warren for the link!
Gerry Woodhouse’s April Tapestry class at Guild House produced some really nice work. Click on the small pictures to appreciate the work and talent these students put into learning many tapestry techniques. By popular demand, Gerry has a design class in the planning stages. Stay tuned for the announcement of that class and check out the other new classes just listed for the summer at Guild House.
We’ve just added some great new classes at Guild House! From floor looms to rigid heddle looms, tapestry weaving to tablet weaving, from learning to spin to art yarn, kids classes to dye days, our Guild House instructors do it all.
While some of us were otherwise occupied recently, this great group explored the great little cricket loom under the tutelage of D’Anne Craft:
Rachel and her variegated warp and weft
Closeup of rigid heddle with variegated warp and weft
Ann created interesting texture with her own thick and thin weft
Susan adjusts the tension on her warp
Upcoming Rigid Heddle classes include Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving (2 sessions), Rigid Heddle, Too: Plethora of Pickup, and Rigid Heddle, Too: Color and Weave. Check them out and join us in this popular class!
Spriggs Extra Large Cedar Navajo Loom
- 54 inches tall by 42 inches (Maximum weaving 72″ x 36″ )includes three 1-1/4″ hardwood dowels, plus two heavy-duty metal pipes
- Will include: drop spindle, 2 battens, “Working with Wool” and “Designing with Wool”.
Hand-made upright tapesty loom with 2 heddles
- 60 inches tall by 28 inches wide ( maximum weaving 38″ X 20″)
Schacht Single-end hand bobbin winder
call Mary at 281-347-1827