Tapestry Weaving Class with Tom Jipson
Date: June 5-9 (Mon- Fri)
Instructor: Tom Jipson
Students will begin with a sampler to learn a number of different joining techniques, ways to blend colors, various surface effects and to work from a cartoon. You’ll learn to weave curved shapes as well as geometric forms. Once past the basic elements, students can work on a more complex piece. This tapestry combines more challenging technical aspects with a wide range of possible color effects. You can choose from several different suggested designs or work on an original design of your own. This will allow students to focus more closely on their own interests. Students will weave on a 4-harness loom and must know how to warp a floor loom.
About the Instructor
Tom Jipson’s professional career has been as a handweaver of beautifully designed and impeccably constructed shawls, scarves, blankets and throws. He has also been a long-standing member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. He is known for his uncanny ability to coalesce students of varying skill levels into a unified and mutually supportive group and has a reputation for a high level of individualized attention, and a warm, easy-going manner.