Tapestry Weaving April 2018

Tapestry Weaving with Emma Weale

Emma will teach Tapestry Weaving on Wednesdays
from 10 – 12.30  in the Mill Building on the Second Floor

The course is eight weeks (20 hours) starting 18th April (additional dates to be agreed with class after registration)


A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 1998, with a First Class BDes (Hons) in Constructed Textiles.

I have lived in Edinburgh since 2001 and have a studio in St. Margaret’s House on London Road. I have been teaching my Introduction to Tapestry Weaving course from here for the past 3 years.

Colour and texture is extremely important in my weavings. I use photography, drawing, painting and paper work as inspiration. More recently I have been designing digitally which brings a whole new dimension to my weavings. I equally enjoy working closely with clients for commissioned pieces and on my own projects.

Some of Emma’s work can be seen below.

Course details

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving, suitable for complete beginners

Learn the basics and create a piece to take home

Loom will be provided, Yarns available at £20 per student

The course will basically cover the following:

  • Brief history of Tapestry and look at contemporary weavers
  • Create a design
  • Setup a warp on the loom; including knotting to space and secure
  • Investigate different colours and textures of yarns
  • Basic weaving techniques; introducing new colours, creating shapes and patterns
  • Finishing the top & back of the weaving and cut off the loom
  • Look at hanging options

To join this class please click HERE which will take you to enrolments on the main PACC website

Enrolment for Term 3 opens 21st March

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