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Learn to weave with the Australian Tapestry Workshop

The ATW offers two levels of tapestry weaving class; 'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving' and 'Advanced Tapestry Weaving', which are taught by leading Australian tapestry weavers. Participants of all ATW classes get exclusive access to view the tapestry studio floor and colour laboratory.

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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Led by master-weavers, Introduction to Tapestry Weaving is an intensive two-day class where participants will learn the basic skills to produce simple tapestries on a small scale using the weft faced French Gobelin technique. You will learn how to warp a loom, weave simple shapes and lines and explore colour, pattern and texture using high-quality ATW dyed yarn in our light-filled studio in South Melbourne.

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Tickets:

$370 per person OR Bring a friend to receive $30 off each booking (select 'Bring a Friend Ticket $680' when booking).

Materials included: Bespoke wooden tapestry frame (70 x 40cm), loom clamp, handmade wooden and brass bobbin, cotton warp, needles, 10 cones of ATW in house dyed yarn (in colours of your choice) and ATW Learn to Weave booklet.

Advanced Tapestry Weaving

Our three-day advanced classes are perfect for participants who have completed our 'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving' course, a similar alternative or advanced weavers who wish to improve their skills and learn new techniques. Each advanced class is uniquely developed by a master weaver to address a specific set of techniques, approaches to designing for tapestry or investigations into colour and interpretation. These classes provide dedicated time explore your tapestry practice while supported by a master weaver.

Advanced Tapestry Weaving Tickets:

$450 per person OR bring a friend to receive $30 off each booking (select 'Bring a Friend Ticket $840' when booking).

Materials included: Bespoke wooden tapestry frame (70 x 40cm), loom clamp, handmade wooden and brass bobbin and 10 cones of ATW in house dyed yarn (in colours of your choice). If you wish to bring your own loom, clamp and bobbin please select the ‘BYO LOOM’ ticket for $380, or ‘BYO LOOM & Bring a Friend Ticket’ for $700 – you will still receive 10 cones of ATW yarn.