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Tapestry Weaving Masterclass with Rebecca Mezoff – “Color”

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Tapestry Weaving Masterclass with Rebecca Mezoff – “Color”

September 5, 2019 - September 9, 2019

Join renown artist Rebecca Mezoff for her 4th Annual Vermont tapestry weaving retreat at Good Commons. This year’s focus is on the importance of color in tapestry design.  Color in yarn can be deep and complex but understanding how colors interact to create an image is important if you’re going to weave tapestry.  Yarn reflects light differently than other surfaces and the characteristics of materials are an important consideration.

In this retreat you’ll experiment with color both as an abstract concept and functionally in the weave structure. We’ll enjoy playing with weft bundling to see how putting different strands in the weft can shift the color dramatically. We’ll play with value and gain some understanding of how important this particular color concept is. And we’ll build our tool box of color terminology and see how concepts like color harmonies and simultaneous contrast can affect a design. We’ll use examples from other tapestry artists, woven samples from my stash, and you will create your own color play during the retreat.

We’ll look at the secrets of color gradation and shading and Rebecca will present both color theory-based and tapestry technique-based ways of mixing colors. She’ll send you home with further inspiration and ideas of how to expand your skills through exercises in yarn and paper.

Skill level: Open to advanced beginner and intermediate tapestry weavers. You must have basic tapestry weaving skills such as completing the first two parts of THIS online class or similar evidence of weaving experience.  If you’re worried about whether this retreat is for you from a skills perspective, please email Rebecca and ask! Please attach a photo of your recent work if you’re not sure. If you’ve taken any of Rebecca’s prior retreats, you’ll be fine.

This retreat, due to space limitations, is only open to weaving participants. Spouses are welcome only if they are participants in the workshop.

Mary Camilleri
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