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Textiles B Summer Session 3

Textiles Summer Session 3
June 20 – July 1, 2021
Erin M. Riley
Imagery in Tapestry

Weaving a tapestry is a journey of the mind and body; every move is deliberate and decided. In this workshop we’ll work through color, line, gesture, and abstraction to explore how tapestry techniques can be employed on a floor loom to create your vision. We’ll cover weft-faced weaving techniques, hatching, shading, color blending, tapestry composition, and drawing preparation, equipping you with the tools needed to translate your imagery into tapestry language. Students will complete one sampler/sketch and one final piece. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Textile Arts Center (NYC), Weaving Kind Makerie Retreat (CO); residencies: MacDowell (NH), Yaddo (NY), Bemis Center (NE), Museum of Art and Design (NYC), Dieu Donné (NYC), Vermont Studio Center; exhibitions: Henie Onstad Museum (Oslo), Gana Art Center (Seoul), Tang Teaching Museum (NY); representation: P.P.O.W. Gallery (NYC).

tapestry of a tattooed woman in her underwear in front of a mirror
Erin M. Riley, "Reflections 4," wool, cotton, 59 x 48 inches