9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $120 ($105 for WAC members)
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 workshop, participants will create a small wall hanging using simple frame looms to learn basic weaving techniques, starting with straight lines and interacting color, moving on to curving shapes. They will also learn how to warp the looms and different finishing methods.
Cost: $120 (plus $15 materials fee due at the door). Watermark member price for this workshop is $105. If you are a member, you must pay the full ticket price and then we will refund your card $15.
About the Instructor:
Kristin Majkrzak is the owner of Two Eyes Weaver in Bemidji, MN. She is a member of Watermark Art Center and the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail. In addition to weaving, Majkrzak is a poet who was recently featured in Watermark’s First City Poetry Reads series.
Tapestry remains my favorite means of artistic expression. The limitations of the weaving grid are freeing, as form can be for poetry. I like to feel the creative sparks as I work my way around those limitations. It’s also a slow and meditative process. At times I use my own photographs, “tweaking” them to enhance the image and paying close attention to what I’m actually seeing instead of what I “think” I’m seeing. I also play with geometry, illusions, what I find in the natural world, or just doodle. I have been exploring different facets of tapestry, including techniques from many parts of the world, facial expression, and 3-dimensional tapestry. I would also like to explore the intersection of woven image and poetry. The possibilities are endless!