Kathe Todd-Hooker – Feb 2019

$187.00$227.00

(Price reflects fees for workshop, plus two materials fee options.)

Kathe Todd-Hooker of Albany, Oregon, is an award winning tapestry weaver and instructor, dreamer, writer and sometimes historian who writes about tapestry, design, and tapestry technique. Her work consists of small format pieces (less than 15 inches square at 20-22epi). She has degrees in Craft Design from OSAC (BA) and OSU (MAIS). She is a native of the Pacific Northwest and an ardent student of myth and symbolism that often seeps into her tapestry imagery. She has studied Gobelin, Swedish, Navajo, British, Coptic, Middle Eastern, and kesa techniques from which she synthesizes techniques to solve technical and design problems in tapestry. Kathe teaches nationally and internationally and has private students who come to her studio Between & Etc. in Albany, Oregon. She administers two tapestry groups on Facebook and blogs regularly. Visit her website: betweenandetc.com.

3-day workshop: Designing a Tapestry and Making It Happen
February 7-9, 2019, 9:30am to 4pm (Thursday-Saturday)
More details below (after lecture description)

Fees:
Guild members: $172
Non-members: $202
Materials fee: $15 (student’s own yarn)
Materials fee: $25 (instructor’s warp and weft yarns)

If you are not yet a member and wish to join to receive the member discount, please visit our Membership page.

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Description

Lecture: Me, Myself and Others, a Tapestry Retrospective
February 6, 2019 at 11am (during the Guild meeting) 
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-guild members are welcome.


3-Day Workshop: Designing a Tapestry and Making It Happen
February 7-9, 2019 from 9:30am to 4pm (Thursday – Saturday)
Cotati Community Center, 201 Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA (in the Copeland Classroom) (map)

How to design a tapestry from start to finish and what you need to pull it off. This is all about designing tapestry, deciding how it will be woven and the techniques you want to use to make it happen — color choices, color blending, etc. It’s my process for designing tapestries and making it happen. How do you make color choices? What techniques can you use to design even if you don’t think you have the skills to draw a design? Students will design a tapestry and weave a small sampler of techniques or a small portion of their design. Included is information about weaving lines, vertical and architextual soumack, twining and applying them to a tapestry.

Class size: minimum: 10; maximum: 15

Required Level of Experience: Beginner through intermediate. The emphasis is on using these techniques in a tapestry.

Participants should bring: looms warped prior to the class. Looms must have a tensioning device – no hockett’s, picture frame looms, rigid heddles, etc. Kathe can supply directions for building an inexpensive copper loom or students may rent a loom from her for $5.00 for one month and ship it back to her when done. If you need to rent a loom, contact Ellen LaBruce (elabruce@sonic.net or 707-938-1993) — at least two weeks before the workshop.

If there are problems warping your loom, Kathe will be available in the afternoon after the Guild meeting to help you. Please contact Ellen LaBruce (elabruce@sonic.net or 707-938-1993) if you would like to do this.

Workshop fee for guild members:
$172.00 plus $15 materials fee (if using your own yarns) or
$172.00 plus $25 materials fee (if using instructor’s warp and weft yarns)

Workshop fee for non-guild members:
$202.00 plus $15 materials fee (if using your own yarns) or
$202.00 plus $25 materials fee (if using instructor’s warp and weft yarns)

If you are not yet a member and wish to join to receive the member discount, please visit our Membership page.

Materials included in the fee:

  • Handouts, paper for the cartooning process, warp samples, and a bobbin.
  • For an additional $10 (reflected in the $25 materials fee option) Kathe will provide all the warp and weft yarns you need for the workshop. Contact Ellen LaBruce if you have questions.

Cancellation policy: Refunds will only be made for cancellations if the remaining registration exceeds the minimum participant requirement for the workshop.

For more information: contact Ellen LaBruce, elabruce@sonic.net or 707-938-1993