Elaine Duncan Handweaving Studio
PO Box 623,
1219 Dobson Road,
Errington, BC V0R 1V0


West Dean College

is an independent High Education College run by charity The Edward James Foundation and offering Diplomas and MA’s in Conversation, Stringed Musical Instrument Making and Visual Arts, including Tapestry and Textiles. The College also has its own professional Tapestry Studio (one of only a small number in the world). The studio promotes the art of tapestry weaving and collaborates with artists and designers to produce commissioned work, including the Palace of Westminster, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chelmsford Cathedral and the recently completed project, The Stirling Tapestries.

Students studying Tapestry and Textile Art develop an understanding of the relationships between material, process and theory. As well as being able to study specific techniques, they are also encouraged to experiment with new interpretations of established processes as a way of extending their practices. Research is informed by relevant historical and theoretical contexts across the Visual Arts, particularly in relation to contemporary tapestry and textile work. I am writing to enquire whether it would be possible to be included in the Links page of the Canadian Tapestry Network web site as follows


Irene.caswell@westdean.org.uk | www.westdean.org.uk

Rebecca Mezoff Tapestry Studio... Online tapestry techniques class is here!



THE ART OF WEAVING  - Instructor: Krystyna Sadej Students will complete a variety of projects, while learning skills which include planning a design, warping the frame, achieving three dimensional effects, creating interesting textures and blending colours. Students will be able to use their new skills to create their own projects and designs, and make practical items as well as decorative wall hangings or standing sculptural woven forms. Frame and all materials included.

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The Toronto Weaving School is a non profit organization dedicated to providing enriching learning experiences in weaving located at 255 Royal York Road near Lakeshore Blvd in Toronto. It is located close to buses, streetcars, subway and GO train. It offers intensive summer courses in weaving presently during the months of June and July. This years offering can be found at: http://weavingworkshops.blogspot.com/. It also offers year round weaving instruction from September to June. This summer, this is the course that is offered to tapestry weavers.

An intensive painting and design course for the tapestry weaver without art training.
Instructor: Line Dufour
255 Royal York Road, Toronto, On
$250. plus materials, $300 if you would like to include lunch.
Contact: Line Dufour

Registrations must be done as soon as possible as the rooms must be booked and rented if there are enough registrants.

Toronto Weaving School is also accepting submissions from other weaving instructors in all kinds of weaving (including tapestry) for the summer program. Instructors are asked to please submit a cv, 10 digital images of their work and/or student work, a proposal for the course they would like to teach, an outline of the course of daily activiities and what they expect in terms of financial renumeration. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 15 and an assistant who is knowledgeable in weaving is provided. For more information please contact: Line Dufour, tapestryline@sympatico.ca or call 905 836 1321.

Line Dufour