JULY 3rd-8th and AUGUST 3rd-8th Each Tapestry course takes place in my studio and outside under the pergola and runs for 6 days. The fee (420euros) includes yarns, an invitation to join us for lunches and a jaunt or two. Beginners are welcome as are Experienced Weavers (and Repeat Offenders) To book a place, or to ask about travel/accommodation, contact me on email@example.com or FB lynnecurrantapestry or Instagram stuffandnonsensestudios
We're planning TWO courses this year and the dates to pencil in on your new calendar are....SUNDAY 11th JULY to 16th (17th-18th should be our village festival) ...and SUNDAY 1st AUGUST to Friday 6th (Arezzo antique fair should be 7th&8th) .....If you are interested, we invite you to put your name on one of the provisional enrolment lists, to be confirmed nearer the time.
JULY 26th to 31st and AUGUST 14th to 19th Both courses last SIX days and include a half-day outing and a half-day 'Blue' time. We invite you join us for lunch (vegetarian) under the pergola each day, The courses takes place in my studio where I have a wonderful collection of fine wools, cottons, silk and linen yarns for you to use. Each course costs 420 euros. The places are limited and this allows for beginners and experienced to work alongside. To book a place or ask fo more information : firstname.lastname@example.org N.B. the July course is already fully booked (add your name to a mailing/waiting list) The August course coincides with the village TRUFFLE Festival, therefore booking accommodation in advance is recommended. IL CORSO DI ARAZZI di Luglio e gia al completo, e quest'anno voglio offrire un'altro corso in AGOSTO quando c'e anche La SAGRA dei TARTUFI . Il corso si svolge dal 14 Agosto al 19 Agosto (in inglese e in italiano) Si rivolge ai principianti e sono anche benvenuti i tessitori esperti. I posti sono limitati che consentono l'attenzione individuale. Tuttavia la prenotazione e essenziale. La quota di 420 euro comprende materiale e in più vi invitiamo a unirci con noi per un pranzo vegetariano fatto con prodotti locali. Per maggiori informazioni o per prenotare, contattare 0575 532010 o e-mail email@example.com ８月１４日 から８月１９日 タペストリーコース ２０２０。 メール firstname.lastname@example.org 電話番号 ＋＋３９ ０５７５ ５３２０１０
April 7th-12th West Dean, Sussex, UK ONE PLACE left. https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/tutors/lynne-curran https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/s5d08707-tapestry-weaving-revealing-your-own-weaving-style for more information TAPESTRY IN TUSCANY JULY 23rd to 28th SIX day course and AUGUST 5th to 10th SIX day courses HERE in my studio in TUSCANY. This year we have added an extra day to allow for either free time OR TWO half day outings to see special and inspirational places with Maestro David Swift as your guide. As usual a selection of yarns is provided from my shelves and you're also invite to lunch with us each day (vegetarian-local produce) SIX- day tapestry course with excursions 420 euros....(with free time instead of outings 350euros) Contact me on email@example.com for more information and availability...one course is already looking full ! SEPTEMBER 22nd to 27th TAOS, New Mexico 'DESIGN OUTSIDE THE LINES' hosted and co-taught by Diane Ericson at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. More details on this link https://dianeericson.com/…/copy-of-design-outside-the-lines… only a few places remaining
"The start of a journey of delight, with practical skills, spiced with rule breaking. We couldn’t have imagined how rich our week would be. X Rosie "
I have started taking bookings for a new course in SEPTEMBER this year . for information contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram@stuffandnonesensestudios | facebook LynneCurranTapestry
(due to a cancellation THERE IS ALSO SPACE AVAILABLE on the AUGUST course...scroll down to see below)
The 5 day tapestry course is suitable for BEGINNERS as well as EXPERIENCED. Places are limited and allow for individual attention. We invite you to join us for lunch...vegetarian and using local produce. Materials are provided and guidance is given with travel and accommodation arrangements ......you will be met at the nearest station where possible. We look forward to welcoming you
July 2018's Tapestry in Tuscany is fully booked, and so there will be a SECOND COURSE this year in AUGUST which will overlap with the village Black TRUFFLE FESTIVAL. Beginners as well as those with experience are welcome. Materials are provided in the 350 euro fee, and we also invite you to join us as our guest at lunch each day (vegetarian with local products and usually under the pergola) . Places are limited which allows for individual attention, however this means that booking is essential. For further information or to book a place, write to email@example.com
IL corso di Arazzi di Luglio e gia al completo, e quest'anno voglio offrire un'altro corso in AGOSTO quando c'e anche La SAGRA dei TARTUFI . Il corso si svolge dal 13 Agosto al 17 Agosto (in inglese e in italiano) Si rivolge ai principianti e sono anche benvenuti i tessitori esperti. I posti sono limitati che consentono l'attenzione individuale. Tuttavia la prenotazione e essenziale. La quota do 350 euro comprende materiale e in piu vi invitiamo a unirci con noi per un pranzo vegetariano fatto con prodotti locali. Per maggiori informazioni o per prenotare, contattare 0575 532010 o e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
８月１３日 から８月１７日 タペストリーコース ２０１８。
メール email@example.com 電話番号 ＋＋３９ ０５７５ ５３２０１０
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Tapestry Weaver Lynne Curran lives in a 900-year-old house on the sacred mountain of La Verna, somewhere between Florence and Arezzo. She moved from Edinburgh in 2006, where she studied in the 70’s and where she first developed her distinctive figurative style of ‘painting in miniature with threads’. Her imagery is sifted through sketchbooks which are part-scrapbook and part-diary, reflecting everyday subjects...dancing and singing, gardening, cats and chickens. With echoes of Coptic and Medieval tapestries, she has remained faithful to her unique vision and that passion has been appreciated by collectors all over the world, including Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art, The V&A and more recently, The Uffizi Gallery’s self-portrait collection in the Vasari corridor.
*I LOVE teaching tapestry! It’s a textile addict’s dream, using linen, silk, cottons and fine wool for their tactile qualities as well as their depth of colour in order to create . . . anything you really like. (this is a great excuse to hoard reels and skeins of beautiful yarn!)
Tapestry is a simple process, however there is a very clear set of rules to begin with in order to have a really good technique . . . . and after this good grounding, I’ll encourage you to play and experiment with the effects you get from different types of yarn, in order to reveal your own weaving style or ‘handwriting’.
We’ll begin making a sample piece, first making shapes, then adding ways of shading and pattern to use within the spaces. After that comes outlining and controlling lines and ‘floating wefts’ as they travel in all directions. Next comes texture, relief, 3D, uneven warping and irregular shaped pieces...(potential for sculptural, functional or wearable pieces)
At this point we break the rules! I particularly like using a curved weft known as ‘coptic’ or ‘eccentric’....(and I’ll share with you a ‘safety net’ of how to avoid things going wrong!) Weaving by hand (with a wooden bobbin), on a simple vertical frame (no heddles or peddles) makes it easy to place weft threads at angles to the warp and follow the sweeps and curves of the drawing.
Keeping notes, scraps and scribbles is all part of the designing process, as is looking at historical pieces to see why some things work better than others.
We’ll each aim to come up with a tapestry design or ‘cartoon’ that lends itself to the tapestry process as well as reflecting your personality and interests. This way, the final making stage is a creative and enjoyable experience, retaining plenty of freedom to improvise.
Places are limited and this allows for total beginners to work alongside those with experience.
I look forward to welcoming you to my world of Tapestry.
Don’t forget to bring a sketch/notebook, drawing things and colours, scissors and needle&thread. See you in France!