Woven Tapestry Hanging with Plant Materials

Tutor: Averil Otiv

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Learn from Averil Otiv, how to harness the potential of frame based tapestry weaving techniques to showcase the beauty and versatility of plant fibres, and produce a gorgeous woven fibre wall hanging. Averil is an expert in fibre basketry, and by the end of the day you will have used this highly accessible weaving technique to create a small decorative wall hanging incorporating dried elements like leaves or pods that give your hanging a sculptural feel.

Using fibres and other natural materials gives your work a strikingly different feel. Averil will guide you through a range of materials and you will learn how to assess their potential for weaving using this method.

Please note that the materials charge will be £5-£10 depending on the materials you select on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

You will also need to bring with you:
Notebook and pencil
Included in the materials charge Averil will provide items for the warp and plants materials but please bring some of your own garden foraged finds to personalize your work.
In addition you will have the option to buy the canvas stretcher bars used as your weaving frame at the end of the workshop for a small charge.

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