In our Tapestry Weaving Workshop you will learn the basics of weaving using Mexican cotton and wool with guest artist and designer Karla Belinda Amezcua. Karla will be bringing a variety of yarn in different weights and fluffy textures.
We will weave on a wooden frame loom (12” x 16”) and explore basic weaving techniques, colors, designs, and textures. You will create an an artistic wall hanging.
This workshop is designed for beginners with no experience. Children above 10 years are welcome to join the class with a participating adult.
At the end of the workshop you will have the skills to design and produce more weaving projects at home.
All necessary materials, equipment, and instruction will be provided. If you would like, you can bring a found branch to hang your weaving on.
All materials and equipment needed to create your own tapestry weaving
Mexican cotton & wool yarn for your weaving
Refreshments & light snacks
Karla Belinda Amezcua is a Mexican artist, textile designer, and founder of Taller Textil Dos Coyotoes. She is based in Mexico City. Read more about Karla on our Creative Crush post and on Textile Art Center’s blog, where she was an artist-in-residence. You can follow Karla on instagram @karlabelindaa and @tallerdoscoyotes .
In her artistic work her inspiration includes the knots, non-wovens, natural fibers, and their relationship with space-time that result into a proposal focused on tapestry and soft sculpture. She has participated in collective exhibitions like the VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA, “Chile, Perú, México, Gráfica, Diseño y Textil” at the National Museum of the Cultures and “Hilos y Latidos” at the Palace Medicine College UNAM in Mexico City. In 2013 she won the first place in the VII National Design Biennial by “Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes” in Mexico City in the category of fabric design. She has experience teaching weaving, felting and dyeing with natural dyes in Mexico, Spain and E.U.A.
In 2016, she was selected by the Textile Arts Center in New York City to participate in TAC Residents in “Work in Progress” program. She founded a textile studio in 2013 in Mexico City—“Dos Coyotes” is a cultural center that promote artisanal textile techniques through art and design.