Tapestry Weaving with David Johnson ( in person)
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Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday 10- 5 pm
Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Tapestry Weaving with David Johnson ( in person)

In this class students will weave tapestries using plain and soumak techniques.  A minimum of 6 students will be required to run this class.

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.

To see some of David's work, visit his website:  Arachneweaving.com

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 at your first class.  Supplies will be available the first day of class. 

Student provides:  Scissors. 

PLEASE NOTE: For all in person classes students must show proof of being fully vaccinated at the start 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.

What an incredible opportunity to learn with David!  His depth of knowledge is amazing and he is generous in sharing his wisdom and skills.  Jill P. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No previous weaving skills required. We welcome all skill levels!
Instructor: David Johnson
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.
Price includes your loom, weaving yarn and class handout.

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