This recent workshop proved to be very popular and we were delighted to welcome some non guild members as participants on the day as well. How fortunate we were that Joan Baxter was once again able to offer us her expert tuition, given her busy schedule of both teaching and exhibiting throughout Europe and beyond!
Joan had brought along a selection of her beautiful hand dyed yarns for use on the day.
Our theme involved working to produce small landscape tapestries and Joan encouraged us to blend several strands of yarn together to create our colours.
She offered plenty of one to one tuition in a very supportive manner, and encouraged us to experiment with shapes and techniques such as soumak. It was very helpful to watch Joan working and demonstrating. We all gained confidence in setting up a tapestry frame, selecting and blending yarns and creating shapes, patterns and textures in our own work.
As can be seen from the photos, this workshop was a very happy event and some lovely pieces were produced on the day. Joan reminded us all that tapestry work is a slow process. Seeing some of the extraordinary and beautiful examples of Joan’s own work during the day inspired us all to continue with our tapestry work in the future.
Once home I was eager to complete my tapestry image and have already started on another small landscape. I think I might be hooked!