Winter School Masterclass – Woven Tapestry Continued (5 days)

Winter School Masterclass – Woven Tapestry Continued (5 days)

$765.00 inc. GST

2023 Winter School

Lecturer: Dr Kay Lawrence

Sat 1 Jul 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Mon 10 Jul 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Tue 11 Jul – Fri 14 Jul 9.30am – 4.00pm

Level – Intermediate (for those that have done Introduction to Woven Tapestry in 2021 with Kay, or those that have some experience in tapestry weaving)

Participants who completed the ‘Introduction to Woven Tapestry’ course in 2021 (or have some tapestry weaving experience) and who wish to develop their skills and understanding of the medium, can enrol in ‘Woven tapestry Continued’ which will run concurrently with the Introductory course from Monday July 10 to Friday July 14.

This course will be structured around an open-ended project, improvised on the loom, and designed to foster tapestry ‘thinking’ as well as skill development. The project will be introduced a week before Winter School to give participants time to develop their ideas and gather materials (if necessary). The introductory session will be held between 1.30 and 4pm on Saturday July 1 at Adelaide Central School of Art. Please bring a notebook and a pen to jot down ideas.
Participants in ‘Woven Tapestry Continued’ will then join the Winter School at 12 noon on Monday July 10.

Equipment and materials:
Students will be provided with five tapestry bobbins, warp sufficient for two tapestry samplers, and access to a range of cotton and woollen weft yarns. You will also need a bring along your weaving frame loom from the last course. If you require a new loom, these can be ordered and purchased via this link: Tapestry Weaving Loom

Additional Materials Required:
Please bring along the following:
• one medium/large metal G-clamp (for clamping weaving frame to table)
• scissors
• metric tape measure
• a compass (for scribing a circle)
• at least 2 pegs or clips (eg. laundry pegs or small to medium bull dog clips)
• a tapestry needle.
• cotton thread in a light and dark colour (eg. white and a grey would work well)
• a cushion to sit on
• one roll of masking tape
• waterproof black felt pen.
• notebook/journal/visual diary
• pencils, pens, erasers

Weaving materials: feel free to bring any yarns from home if you want to use these for the course or if you want to experiment with different materials such as string, raffia, jute or fabric strips.


Kay Lawrence AM is one of Australia’s most distinguished textile practitioners. She has an international profile as a tapestry weaver and has completed major commissions for public spaces in Australia and overseas. Her work is held in many public collections and she has made a substantial contribution to the development of craft practice in Australia through her teaching, writing and art making. In 2002 a monograph on her work was published by Telos Press in the UK. Her writing, published in catalogues, scholarly journals, and edited books, focuses on the materiality and making practices that underpin contemporary craft. She is Emeritus Professor at the University of South Australia.

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