Multiple & Eccentric Weft Color Blending Techniques with Erin M. Riley : The Weaving Kind Makerie

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Multiple & Eccentric Weft Color Blending Techniques with Erin M. Riley : The Weaving Kind Makerie

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Taught by: Erin M. Riley

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Saturday, October 21 : morning
Saturday, October 21 : afternoon
 

In this class we will warp our Mirrix looms (generously provided by Mirrix for use during the workshop) with 8/4 cotton poly carpet warp. We will discuss plys and thicknesses of yarn perfect for specific setts. Prior to weaving we will prep the yarn for color gradients so as to get the perfect blend. Tapestry techniques that work best to create layers, transparency, gradients and shadows using multiple and eccentric wefts will be our focus. Additionally, for those interested we will discuss how to prepare a cartoon for weaving (bring ideas!) and tips for starting a large tapestry. 


Skill Level

Intermediate: Must be able to warp a loom and have a grasp on the concepts and language of weaving. 


Materials to Bring

sketch paper, scissors, pencils 


Materials Provided

. Mirrix loom will be provided to use during the class .
. assorted wool weft yarns .
. weaving hand outs .
. 8/4 cotton/poly carpet warp .
. weft wool yarn .
. mini beater .
. measuring tape .
 

About Erin

Erin M. Riley is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in fibers from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA in textiles from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Her tapestries have been exhibited nationally, internationally and published in American Craft, FiberArts, WSJ, Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose. 

Erin's workshop is sponsored by: