Tapestry Workshop. Splash of Colour 4-5th Nov 2017

Fiona Huthison Tapestry

Deadline: 03 November 2017 at 17:00

Weekend workshop
A Splash of Colour
4-5th Nov 2017 10am to 4pm
About your course
This weekend workshop will introduce you to working with colour in tapestry weaving. Yarn blending produces deep, rich, shimmering colours and when cleverly used can create the illusion of transparency. The course will cover basic colour theory: understanding the importance of hue, tone and colour relationships in blending yarns. You will be creating a series of small colours sample exploring a range of techniques for colour blending in tapestry. Multiple wefts, hatching, vertical shading and pick and pick are just a few techniques we will experiment with.
You will be working with a range of traditional materials of a cotton, linen and wool to discover how different materials affect the surface quality and intensity of the colour.
Using contemporary painting as our colour inspiration you will be encouraged to create “a splash of colour” in a small finished tapestry
Working in a professional tapestry artist studio you will have access to a range of materials and equipment and will learn to
• Set up a series of small samples on simple frame loom
• Experiment with a range of colour mixing and blending techniques
• Explore colour relationships, balancing colour in your design
• Develop a colour design inspired by contemporary painting
• Finishing and presenting your work
Level: Developing weavers and beginners
The course is suitable for beginners and weavers with a little experience of tapestry weaving who wish to explore the technique further. The workshop is structured to provide individual tuition in small groups of 4-6 students.
About your tutor
Fiona Hutchison graduated from the tapestry department, Edinburgh College of Art in 1985. She exhibits regularly in the UK, Europe and internationally. As well as teaching many independent workshops and mentoring emerging artists she also teaches tapestry weaving and stitched textiles for department of Life Long Learning at Edinburgh University (Edinburgh College of Art).

Weekend workshops £125. Selection of materials, tea and coffee included.
Book 2 more workshops/or early booking in full - 10% discount

At present information is not posted on my web page due to technical issues so please contact me at or mobile 07877457332 for more course information and booking.

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact (Fiona Hutchison), or call 07877457332, or visit

The deadline is Friday 03 November 2017 at 17:00.

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