Weaving the Landscape
Sun 11 September
11am - 4pm
Celebrate sustainability with one of our special re-use focussed workshops supported by Creative Scotland. See below for full details of subsidised spaces available on the course.
Join us for an inspiring landscape weaving workshop with Stephanie Fradette, aka Le Petit Moose. Tapestry weaving has seen a great resurgence in interior designs of late, and weaving is a great way to achieve a contemporary art piece for your home. No need to bring anything along, although it would be great for you to begin thinking about what the seaside means to you…is it a turquoise ocean? Perhaps wave breaking on a rocky cliff or a marram swept golden coast. Bring a few images and we’ll see how we can transfer your vision to tapestry. Learn how to warp a frame loom and weave whilst creating texture, then adding length and finishing techniques. There will be a large variety of yarns to choose from and you'll leave with your own landscape-inspired woven wall hanging.
All tools and materials are included to create your landscape inspired artwork; select from our extensive buffet of donated and up cycled yarns and wools, or bring your own stash to incorporate into your design. You'll leave this class with an impactful piece of art, and the knowledge and confidence to carry on weaving at home. We'll even let you take your loom home!
About Your Tutor
Stephanie Fradette is the fibre artist behind the brand “Le Petit Moose”, a nod to her French-Canadian roots. The Aberdeenshire-based artist blends bold colours into her woven, knotted and tufted wall hangings, showcasing rich textures, contemporary design and craftsmanship. Stephanie has been teaching weaving and knotting workshops across the North-East of Scotland since 2015. What started off as a one-off frame loom weaving class for a friend, progressed swiftly into teaching and delivering multiple hands-on fibre-based craft classes a month. Highlights have included teaching at Craft Scotland Summer Show, Dundee Contemporary Arts, The Barn Arts Centre in Banchory, the Fife Arms Hotel and guest tutor at Gray’s School of Art.
- All tools and materials are included in the course cost
- Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
- All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
- If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know
We have partnered with Creative Scotland to offer half price places on our sustainability focussed workshops. We aim to remove cost as a barrier to participation, enabling access for all to creative learning opportunities.