Predicting the Unpredictable: Color Play in Tapestry with Rebecca Mezoff (JUN 17-21)
Predicting the Unpredictable: Color Play in Tapestry with Rebecca Mezoff (JUN 17-21)
Predicting the Unpredictable: Color Play in Tapestry with Rebecca Mezoff (JUN 17-21)
Predicting the Unpredictable: Color Play in Tapestry with Rebecca Mezoff (JUN 17-21)
Predicting the Unpredictable: Color Play in Tapestry with Rebecca Mezoff (JUN 17-21)

Predicting the Unpredictable: Color Play in Tapestry with Rebecca Mezoff (JUN 17-21)

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June 17- 21 (MON-FRI, 9AM-4PM)

Color use in tapestry can be the thing that draws us in and also the thing that seems the most challenging! Join renowned tapestry instructor and author, Rebecca Mezoff, to experiment with color both as an abstract concept and functionally in the weave structure. During the process of playing with weft bundling, you’ll learn how mixing two colors of yarn in the weft can shift the color dramatically. You’ll build your tool box of color terminology and see how concepts like color harmonies and simultaneous contrast can affect a design. In addition, you’ll see inspiring examples from other tapestry artists, woven samples from Rebecca’s personal stash, create your own color play, and so much more during this energizing (and everything color!) workshop.

Skill level: Advanced beginner to intermediate tapestry weavers. Students must come to class with a warped tapestry loom. Please see below for a complete list of supplies. 

Materials needed:

  • Mirrix-type looms recommended but not required for this workshop. Smaller Saffron or Chloe looms are fine.
  • Warped tapestry loom. A table-top loom works well but any sort of loom you’re used to weaving tapestry on is ok. Please contact Rebecca with questions. Recommended warp is cotton seine twine appropriate for your sett. For advanced beginners, Rebecca suggests a sett of 8 epi warped at 6-12 inches wide with 12/6 or 12/9 cotton seine twine.
  • Weaving tools (tapestry bobbins, tapestry fork, scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape or ruler)
  • Notebook for notes and whatever you might like to use for designing. Blank paper and a few colored pencils are sufficient.


REBECCA MEZOFF is the best-selling author of The Art of Tapestry Weaving and a contemporary tapestry weaver with a studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her work is drawn from the colors, open skies, and symbols of the southwestern United States. An award-winning weaver and nationally- known teacher of tapestry weaving, she hand dyes her own yarn and continues to weave tapestries on her grandfather’s Harrisville Designs Rug Loom. Her work is held in various public and private collections. A former apprentice of James Koehler, she continues to inspire students annually through her popular classes in her studio, online, and at venues throughout the United States.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please note our 2024 cancellation and refund policy includes a non-refundable $100.00 registration fee per workshop. In the case must withdraw, you have 8 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund, less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable, no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding!

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Single Rooms, $70 Per Night

Please note, the boarding house is for class participants only.

With spectacular views of town from its third-story perch, our boarding house offers bright, airy accommodations just a few minutes’ walk from the studio, shop, and general store with cafe. Year after year, returning students remark upon the peaceful camaraderie they enjoy winding down after class in the spacious common areas, and the fun conviviality of cooking family-style dinners in the kitchen. In addition to a living room, dining area, and full kitchen, the boarding house has six bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Built in 1853, Cheshire Mills Boarding House provided lodging for workers at the mill for over 100 years. Today, Harrisville Designs is dedicated to maintaining an economical nightly rate to help ensure the cost of lodging is affordable during workshops and classes throughout the season.

Harrisville Designs is happy to provide towels, sheets, and pillowcases for an extra $20 per stay (please order ahead). However, students are more than welcome to bring their own linens. Pillows and blankets are provided. Reservations can be made while signing up for class. We do apologize, it’s an old building. There is no elevator and two flights of stairs. Please pack accordingly.

Family members or friends traveling together to attend classes should try to request one of the rooms that could accommodate two people: 1, 5 and 6. Only one person need reserve the room, but please call 603-827-3996 to confirm the two guests who will be staying.

Alternative Housing & Dining

Harrisville is a small village (pop. 1200) with a post office and general store/cafe across the street from the studio and Boarding House. Harrisville is a short drive from Peterborough (15 minutes away) and Keene (20-25 minutes away); both offer a nice variety of hotels, shops, and restaurants.

Additional accommodations in Harrisville are available at Aldworth Manor and the Harrisville Inn and at local Airbnb’s including the Harrisville Guest Suite. Peterborough accommodations are available at Cranberry Meadow Farm, the Jack Daniels Motor Inn, and the Little River Bed and Breakfast. Options in Keene include the Carriage Barn Inn, the Best Western Plus, the Fairfield Inn & Suites, the Holiday Inn Express, the Courtyard by Marriott, and Days Inn. We also suggest searching Airbnb and Vrbo.



We are located in the southwestern corner of NH off route 101 between Keene and Peterborough. We are approximately 2 hours from Boston, MA and Hartford, CT and 4 hours from New York City and Montreal. Our closest airport is in Manchester, NH (MHT) which is about a one hour car ride. You can rent a car at the airport or call us for information on transportation.

About Our Workshops

Nestled in the heart of a historic textile village, workshops at Harrisville Designs take place in the Bethuel Harris Mill. Built in the 1830s as a spinning mill for locally raised wool and located at the end of the canal, it originally operated on water power. Today, it’s home to our first-floor retail store and spacious second-floor workshop studio. Year after year students are greeted by sunlit windows, fresh air, and tranquil views of the mill pond and preserved industrial brick buildings.

Workshops vary in skill levels and lengths. Enrollment is limited to ensure each student is immersed in the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom. Most scheduled classes meet from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while their class is in session. Looms are provided in the weaving classes, and woolen yarn and other materials are included unless otherwise noted in the materials lists online. While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on HD items in our store, including looms! (Excludes sale and consignment items) 

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