Tapestry Weaving for Teens

Learn how to hand-weave your own tapestry on a frame loom. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the art of woven tapestry. You will learn fundamental weaving techniques, from selecting the materials to building a frame loom, and creating woven designs. You will explore various techniques of plain weave, slit tapestry, hatching, shape-building, and knotting, as well as finishing techniques. By the end of the program, you will have developed an awareness of the creative potential of tapestry and textile arts.

Upcoming Sessions

*There are no scheduled sessions for this workshop. Please check back for updates*

Due to the online nature of the programs this year, students participating in the Tapestry Weaving intensive will need to have their own access to the hardware and materials required for the course. Students can expect to spend $50-$60 in supplies. The complete list of supplies will be provided upon request and at the time of registration.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the different elements and processes in frame loom tapestry weaving
  • Apply fundamental shape-building and colour-blending techniques
  • Employ a variety of methods toward idea development, design illustration and weaving
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the creative potential of tapestry
  • Engage in critique processes constructively and collaboratively

About the instructor

Stephanie Fortin trained in interpretive illustration at Sheridan College (Oakville, ON) and completed an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in textiles and art history at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) (Halifax,NS). Stephanie’s work crosses between art, fashion, design and craft. Fortin held a full time artist-in-residence position at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, ON) in the textiles studio until 2014 during which time she also ran an accessories company. Stephanie was a past member of The Contemporary Textile Studio Coop (Toronto, ON) and recently took part in the inaugural year of the Akin + Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) studios. Fortin has exhibited work in Canada, The United States, and China. Stephanie currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.