Tapestry Weaving with David Johnson VIA ZOOM & In Person - HYBRID format
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Tapestry Weaving with David Johnson VIA ZOOM & In Person - HYBRID format

In this tapestry class students will learn to use various technical processes (plain weave, soumak, knotted pyle) to produce a 
sampler and then apply these techniques to a small finished piece of their own design. Registration for this class includes a 
warped loom that is yours to keep and a selection of weft yarns to get you started. Zoom students will have looms shipped to 
them. For more information on Davie go to his “website” arachneweaving.com 
This class will be offered in a Hybrid format, meaning that students can choose to participate in person at Longmont Yarn Shoppe or via Zoom. Please note on your registration how you plan to attend. A non-downloadable recording of each class will session will be sent to students within 24 hours of the class to review for 1 week after receiving it. 

Session one will include a discussion on the historical and cultural traditions in tapestry weaving and the methods used to produce imagery and pattern. Class two starts with a review of the sample weavings and a conversation on designing and using a “cartoon” to control imagery and pattern allowing participants to come up with their own unique designs. Finally in class three we will continue to weave as well as cover finishing techniques and warping.

The sample photo is an example of David's work, not the class project.  Students will do their own design, after learning the techniques.   

Included in the tuition for the class is a warped loom made by the instructor that students get to keep as well as wool weft yarn (Brown Sheep Lanaloft Worsted) in 0.5 oz balls of primary, secondary, black/grey/white, and three browns of different values to equal 12 colors.  Loom/yarn kit will be available for pick up.  If we are shipping your loom please allow 1- 2 weeks for shipping.  Shipping is an additional fee of 25.00.  Please note in your registration if you  are picking up your loom, or if you would like to have it shipped for an additional fee.  

Looms will be shipped the week of April 8th to those who are not participating in person.  

If you would like your loom shipped visit the website here to pay the 25.00 shipping fee. 
Otherwise your loom will be available after April 10th for curbside pickup or you can get it the first day of class.  

Student provides:  Scissors and a I-Pad or computer for logging in to zoom for the class.  We have learned that using a phone is too small of a screen for effective learning.  A phone to allow for a 2nd log in with zoom to share progress with the teacher is helpful! 

Class begins at 3 eastern, 2 central, 1 mountain, 12 pacific and lasts for 3 hours with a stretch break at the midpoint of class. 


Just wanted to say that I took David Johnson's class is wonderful.  He is a truly amazing talent and a wonderful teacher!  Christy C. 

This class was exactly what I hoped it would be! Learning from David was an opportunity not to be missed. My appreciation for tapestry has grown under his instruction and my skills have grown too! Thank you for this great experience! Deb L. 


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: We welcome all skill levels! Students MUST be comfortable using Zoom technology to participate in this class. The entire curriculum is taught via Zoom.
Instructor Bio: David Johnson is a tapestry weaver with extensive professional experience employed at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts as well as the Appalachian Center for Craft. More recently David has taught for the Tucson Weavers Guild as well as the Intermountain Weavers Conference in Durango, CO. Upcoming workshops include The Weavers Guild of Rochester, NY and the Sedona Weavers in AZ. In 2021 he will collaborate with the Spanish Peaks Tapestry Weavers in presenting "Crossovers in Tapestry: a Southwest Conference" in Pueblo, CO. David is currently president of the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild.
Includes Tapestry Loom, warp and weft and instructional handout.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.