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Fiber Art

Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

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Course Overview

Woven tapestries are said to bring the northern landscape alive through geometric, curved, representational or abstract images. Using the North Shore landscape as inspiration, (a place of artistic expression for visual artists), you'll explore this colorful craft and create a landscape tapestry of your own.  In this 3-day class, you will assemble and warp a frame, then weave a small tapestry of your design. Proper mounting and hanging techniques will also be covered.  Each student leaves with their tapestry frame, encouraged to continue the craft of woven tapestries in their own setting. This course is appropriate for beginning weavers as well as those looking to build on their skill set.


Required Tools

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils or markers 
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.


Fri, Jul 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 17th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $270.00
Materials fee: $30.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Traudi Bestler
Traudi Bestler
Long Lake, MN

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Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber