Wedge Weave Workshop w/Deborah Corsini/February 2017-One Slot OPEN!

Start:
February 23, 2017 9:00 am
End:
February 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue:
Mini Time Machine Museum
Address:
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson

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EMAIL MADDIE if you wish to register for this class at workshops@thsg.org.

Workshop: Pushing Boundaries: Exploring the Eccentric Wedge Weave 

Instructor: Deborah Corsini http://www.deborahcorsini.com

Date: Thursday, February 23 – Saturday, February 25, 2017 (3 days)

Location: Mini Time Machine Museum

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: $208* for THSG members; $283 for nonmembers

*Supported by a generous grant from the Sonni Wendt Memorial Fund

Materials Fee: No fee at time of posting

Level: Students should be able to warp a loom and have some weaving experience. This is a tapestry class and as the weaving is at an angle to the warp the wefts are packed in with a hand beater. Students should come to the workshop with a warped loom – either a floor loom or a tapestry loom.

Maximum # of students: 12

Instructor Information: Deborah Corsini is known throughout the world as a master weaver who explores Navajo-inspired wedge weave technique and eccentric weaves to create graphic, abstract pieces of woven art. Her works incorporate dynamic movement and vivid color. Deborah regularly exhibits her works in juried shows throughout the United States. She is also known as a writer, lecturer, juror and dynamic teacher. She was a curator for 8 years at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. 

Workshop Description: Instead of weaving perpendicular to the warp (the lengthwise or selvedge direction), as is usual for tapestry, these techniques are woven at an angle to the warp. By building up a small triangle on one edge and changing colors as the weft moves across the warp, an unending variety of stripes, chevrons and zigzags is created. A byproduct of this technique is the scalloped selvedges, caused by the skewing of the warps and wefts that adds another dimension to the work.

In this workshop, students will learn the unique characteristics, basic techniques, and design possibilities to create dynamic and graphic wedge weave tapestries. The workshop includes a variety of approaches to eccentric weaving, combining tapestry with wedge weave, slit techniques, curves, and unusual materials. Create a sampler or small piece or rug by incorporating various wedge weave techniques and styles and move beyond the expected. 

Materials and Supplies: Students will supply their own weft and prewarped tapestry or frame looms. Detailed lists of supplies will be sent as the workshop dates get closer. 

 

Participants may register at the monthly meeting, electronically from the website using PayPal, or by snail mail to THSG Workshops, PO Box 65413, Tucson, AZ  85728. Direct any questions to Maddie at workshops@thsg.org.