Hachures in Contemporary Tapestry, Aug 21-25, 2023


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Elizabeth Buckley is the instructor for this 5-day workshop. Hachures can be simple or complex. Many medieval and gothic tapestries exemplify their use in the drape and folds of fabric, depictions of animals, and botanical details. In this workshop we will demystify design theory around why hachures work and the logic behind how to create multiple effects through their use. From seamless blending, or the feel of ripples and reflections in water, to shaping and shading three-dimensional forms, and creating illusory space, hachures have many applications in contemporary tapestry. We will examine different types of hachures and how to incorporate them in tapestry design, be it representational, abstract or somewhere in between. In this workshop, each weaver will choose one application of hachures to explore more in-depth. Students can expect to begin weaving a study, and get it far enough along to complete it at home after the workshop. This class is not suitable for beginners. $35 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor. Maximum class size is 14.

Elizabeth BuckleyAbout the Instructor: 

Elizabeth Buckley is a second-generation tapestry artist and teacher of over 50 years. Her work evolved from using techniques of the Mexican and Rio Grande traditions to those of French tapestry; from weaving with no pre-planned design to using a cartoon. She further honed her skills in Aubusson, France. With her degree in art, Elizabeth brings to the classroom her deep grounding in design principles and color theory that specifically apply to tapestry. She draws from multiple tapestry traditions to provide her students with the technique vocabulary for finding and expressing their own unique voice. Her tapestries have a lengthy exhibition history, national and Canadian juried and invitational shows, as well as in museum exhibitions. Her work is in private collections and has been featured in a significant number of books.

Elizabeth Buckley’s website is : http://www.elizabethbuckleytapestryartist.com


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