Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
Tuesday, February 27th
10:00 – 2pm
Materials Fee: $15
This 4- hour workshop will provide the participant with an introduction to basic Tapestry techniques using a simple loom and tools. The class will include an explanation of what Tapestry Weaving is and how it differs from other types of weaving.
Explanation of the loom and tools, how to warp the loom, how to use the yarn to weave (weft) will be discussed. Students will create either a woven “hot pad” or two “mug rugs”/coasters. This is a great opportunity to learn a new art/craft and to have a completed project at the end of the class.
Included in the class are a simple cardboard frame loom, weaving needles, yarn for the project, warp for the project, and printed materials. Materials fee = $15.
Instructor will provide other simple tools as needed.
Class time- one 4-hour session with time for a mid-session break. Any beverages brought to class must have a cover /cap to avoid spillage.
About Linda Rhynard
Linda Rhynard is Owner of Kindred Spirits Creations- a studio dedicated to teaching Weaving in Bristol, RI.
Linda has been passionately engaged in Fiber Arts for the last 20+years and is a Certified Weaving a Life instructor, has taken extensive workshops at Harrisville Design Studio, John C Campbell Folk-art School, The Weaving Studio- with Marilyn van der Hoogt, Tapestry Classes with Janet Austin, Susan Martin Maffei (ATA 2014)- Workshops: Tamar Shadur, Northampton Mass., Color and Design Workshop with Rebecca Mezoff , Workshops with Joan Baxter and Fiona Hutchison (Scottish Master Weavers), Navajo Weaving classes through Weaving in Beauty in Gallup N.M (Gloria Begay and Jenny Slick) and multiple Navajo classes with Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas. She has also traveled extensively in Scotland, UK and the US specifically in pursuit of increasing her skills in both historical and contemporary spinning and weaving related techniques.
Linda’s classes are primarily hosted at her studio in Bristol, RI and has taught locally in Rhode Island at the Bristol Art Museum, Linden Place-in conjunction with BAM, Blitheworld Museum and we are delighted to welcome her as an instructor at the Portsmouth Arts Guild. Currently she is the Tapestry Teacher at Rhode Island Weaving Center in Wakefield RI. She also participates in various weaving demonstrations with her associated guilds or as an invited guest at various organizations. Linda is also currently on the Exhibit Committee for Tapestry Weavers in New England charged with coordinating several exhibits across New England for years 2023-2025.
Professional Associations: . Member of Tapestry Weavers in New England, American Tapestry Alliance, British Tapestry Alliance. Linda is also on the Executive Board of New England Weavers Seminar- Recording Secretary (2017- current) and Marketplace Coordinator (for two seminars). Executive Board for RI Spinning Guild (2009-2013), Past State Rep for Northeast Handspinners, member of Weaver’s Guild of RI(Past President), Bayberry Spinners, is a member of Cranberry Weaving Guild, was the State Representative for Handweaver’s Guild of America and was Registrar for “All That Jazz” Fashion Show for 2014 Convergence in Providence RI. Past President of Coggeshall Farm museum. Coordinator for RI Wool and Fiber Festival for CFM.