Tapestry weaving is a medium of artistic expression that is both ancient and modern. It is a way of ‘painting’ with yarn that uses texture, color and line in the design process; and your style can be anything from realistic to abstract. In this class you will create a small wall hanging using simple frame looms to learn basic weaving techniques. Starting with straight lines and interacting color and moving on to curving shapes and distorted weft. You will also learn how to warp the looms plus some different methods of finishing your tapestries.
About Kristin Majkrzak:
When asked ‘what about medium of fiber appeals to you’, Weaver Kristin Majkrzak replied texture, color and the way light bounces of fiber. It has a dimensionality other mediums don’t have. Tapestry weaving is Kristin’s first love because the limitations of the warp grid encourage creativity the way form does in poetry. Taking daily walks provides Kristin with an endless amount of source material from the natural world’s own geometry, color combinations, shape and illusions. Kristin’s studio is located in downtown Bemidji.