I’m pleased to be teaching a short seminar at the Handweavers Guild of America biennial Convergence conference next summer in Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s not a full-on long workshop, but a morning of study through slides and examples.
Frida Hansen’s Transparency Technique
The session begins with an image-rich lecture on the life and work of famed Norwegian tapestry artist, Frida Hansen. What materials did she use and what contemporary yarns can we use to achieve the play of light and dark in her beautiful transparent tapestries? How do you create a design to work well with open warps? This session is part art history, with immersion into the life of a talented artist and consummate weaver. It is also a hands-on session, with tips on the best materials to use and how to adapt a design to suit the technique.
During my stay in Stavanger I wove several small samples; they looked so silly and insubstantial compared to the beautiful large pieces I was studying. I’ve shared them with a few weaving friends, but not through any social media. I think this bag can squeeze in my suitcase for student viewing, don’t you?
Session Category: 3-Hour Seminar
Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Perhaps I’ll see you there!