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Learn to Weave with the Australian Tapestry Workshop

The ATW offers two levels of tapestry weaving class; 'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving' and 'Advanced Tapestry Weaving', which are taught by leading Australian tapestry weavers. To receive information on future classes, please subscribe to our eNews here.

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at the ATW

Led by master-weavers, Introduction to Tapestry Weaving is an intensive two-day class where participants will learn the basic skills to produce simple tapestries on a small scale using the weft faced French Gobelin technique. You will learn how to warp a loom, weave simple shapes and lines and explore colour, pattern and texture using high-quality ATW dyed yarn in our light-filled studio in South Melbourne.

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Online Course

Developed by master-weavers, our Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Online Course is a remote learning workshop in which participants will learn the basic skills to produce simple tapestries on a small scale using the weft faced French Gobelin technique. Through instructional videos, downloadable handouts and live teaching sessions you will learn how to warp a loom, weave simple shapes and lines and explore colour, pattern and texture using high-quality ATW dyed yarn from the comfort of your own home.

Advanced Tapestry Weaving at the ATW

Our advanced classes are perfect for participants who have completed our 'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving' course, a similar alternative or advanced weavers who wish to improve their skills and learn new techniques. Each advanced class is uniquely developed by a master weaver to address a specific set of techniques, approaches to designing for tapestry or investigations into colour and interpretation. These classes provide dedicated time explore your tapestry practice while supported by a master weaver.

Advanced Tapestry Weaving Online Course

Developed by master-weavers, our Advanced Tapestry Weaving Online Course is a remote learning workshop in which participants will learn a variety of advanced weaving techniques on a small scale using the weft faced French Gobelin technique. Through instructional videos, downloadable handouts and live teaching sessions you will learn advanced techniques using high-quality ATW dyed yarn from the comfort of your own home. Advanced modules include: weaving a circle and curved shapes, hatching and half passing, colour mixing, texture with Soumak knot and translating designs into tapestry.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021 to Sunday, December 5, 2021

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at ATW

Tutor: Amy Cornall
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Saturday, December 11, 2021 to Sunday, December 12, 2021

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at ATW

Tutor: Joy Smith
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Expanded Weaving Course
Saturday, January 22, 2022 to Saturday, May 28, 2022

Expanded Weaving Course

The Expanded Weaving Course is an intensive 6 month course in which participants will learn the skills to produce their own designs in tapestry.
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Saturday, February 12, 2022 to Sunday, February 13, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at ATW

Tutor: Joy Smith
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 to Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Online Course

Tutor: Joy Smith
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Sunday, March 13, 2022 to Sunday, March 27, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Online Course

Tutor: Tim Gresham
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Saturday, April 2, 2022 to Sunday, April 3, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at ATW

Tutor: Amy Cornall
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Online Course

Tutor: Joy Smith
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Saturday, May 14, 2022 to Sunday, May 15, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at ATW

Tutor: Tim Gresham
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Sunday, May 15, 2022 to Sunday, May 29, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Online Course

Tutor: Tim Gresham
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Saturday, June 4, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at ATW

Tutor: Amy Cornall
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022 to Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Online Course

Tutor: Joy Smith
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