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Tapestry 101


Price includes 6 hours of class. A kit is required for this class. $30 plus shipping.

A virtual class with Kennita Tully

June 12, 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm CDT
June 19, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT

Tapestry is a wonderfully creative medium requiring little in the way of overhead. Learn the basic how to’s from building a frame loom to finishing your first piece.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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We’ll start at the very beginning, by constructing our own simple frame loom from stretcher bars. Then you’ll warp the loom and learn the importance of tension and edge control while becoming familiar with tapestry terminology. After we separate the warp threads, we will begin to weave, sampling techniques such as simple horizontal stripes, vertical stripes, spots, blocks of color, slits, diagonals, and curves. What fun!

Kennita has a lot of experience to share. She’ll also discuss warp and weft choices, sett, materials sources, and finishing methods.

A $30 (plus shipping) kit is required for this class.
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Note: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States (see the list of supplies you will need below).

Supply List
• Scissors
• Measuring tape
• Note-taking materials
• The required kit
• Stretcher bars 1 package each (10″ and 12″)
• 12/9 cotton seine twine warp
• 4 colors weft yarn (such as Lanaloft or Lamb’s Pride Worsted from Brown Sheep)
• Weaving needle(s)
• Shed sticks
• Beater

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Margo L.
Learning something I'd wanted to know.

I enjoyed the class, learning how to replicate some of the shapes I've seen in tapestry rugs and other things for a long time. One thing to know is that the vocabulary is different from other fiber arts, so if you are collecting your own supplies, the "twine" is more like crochet cotton or fingering/sport weight cord. I made a mistake in obtaining supplies and paid for it in a poor result (shown in photo, but you can see I was getting the hang of some basic patterns), but since have re-warped with a different item and really feel that I understand how to make something useable. Learning the basics of how to create a cartoon and stitch to match is fascinating.