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New England Weavers' Seminar

Conference Update - Workshops!


Registration is open to everyone! Many of our workshops still have openings.

Collage to Cartoon… and Beyond!


Instructor: Molly Elkind

This is a sequel to Molly’s popular Collage to Tapestry Cartoon workshop. Veterans of that class and new students will both find it useful. You’ll start by making your own patterned and painted papers with a variety of media, then cut, tear, and paste them into collages that will be the design for your tapestry. Learn step by step how to translate your collage into a cartoon you can weave. Then, break out of the box and consider open warps, irregular edges, and adding stitched and non-woven elements. How far you can push your woven tapestry toward a mixed media collage? If you’re itching to start weaving, you may bring a small loom and basic tapestry tools to begin try out some techniques, but this is optional. Keep in mind that until you make your collage at the workshop, you will not know what yarns and colors to use for your collage tapestry. You’ll leave with design ideas, a cartoon ready to weave, and time permitting, a woven sample.

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26 Instructors.

42 Workshops, 20% more than in 2019.


NEWS 2023 is coming back in person, bigger and better than ever!

Worcester State University

July 20-23, 2023

Celebrate the return of in-person workshops, inspiring speakers, and fantastic weaving exhibits with your fiber friends in a comfortable, air-conditioned setting with easy parking and minimal walking.

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