(129) FULL ~ Loom Controlled Tapestry-like Effects

2021-Workshops - Raschi-Loom-Tapestry-1This workshop will explore inlay, overlay, pickup, and unblocking the block as ways to create free form woven design. Design strategies from ideas to drawings and from cartoon to weaving on the loom will be demonstrated. Bring your classic pattern weaves from out of the Colonial-era to a sharp contemporary look. Make your time-intensive tapestry more efficient by using the loom to help with the work. Focus will be on 4 shaft looms. The class will weave 10 inch wide samples.

This class shows you how to combine traditional continuous, selvedge to selvedge weft with discontinuous hand manipulated techniques. This can create an illusion of very complicated woven cloth.


X-Anna Raschi

Experience Level:

Open to All

Class Length:

Two-hour Class

Class Day/Time:

Thursday Afternoon

Maximum Class Size:


Student Supplies:

  • Warped 4-shaft loom, ready to begin weaving, per directions sent out before conference.
  • A variety of yarns in a variety of colors, great for stash busting.
  • Loom to weave 10 inch width.
  • Scissors.
  • Shuttles.
  • Bobbins
  • Paper, markers or other writing materials and notebook.
  • Masking tape.