Tapestry Weaving Basics with Lisa Almeida

Saturday, May 18th 10:30 am – 4 pm

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm for a Beginner Tapestry Weaving Class with juried artist Lisa Almeida.

The art of tapestry weaving is enjoying a revival; capturing the attention of everyone from seasoned textiles artists to budding fiber enthusiasts. Ancient Incan, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Chinese cultures used tapestry as burial shrouds, to adorn clothing and as decorative wall coverings. Contemporary tapestry weaving continues to play a vital role as a decorative, functional, and an expressive art form.

What to expect: In this class you will learn the basics of how to create images with fiber using a simple tapestry loom. You will weave a tiny tapestry from start to finish and leave with your loom warped and ready to start a new project at home.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in learning the foundational skills of tapestry weaving is encouraged to attend. If you’ve never touched a loom in your life, this class is for you. If you are an experienced hand-weaver, you will discover a new way to enjoy your loom.

About the Instructor:

Lisa Almeida discovered tapestry weaving in 2017. She was immediately captivated by the joy of creating images with fiber and has been weaving nearly every day since. She is a member and past Director of Exhibitions of the American Tapestry Alliance, and a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. Her work is sold and exhibited locally and nationally.

Tuition is $95.00 per student with a $40 materials fee paid by cash or check to the instructor on the day of class.

Materials fee includes:

  • A wooden tapestry lap loom with accessories (beater comb, shuttle stick and tapestry needles) – all of which you will keep.
  • Enough cotton warp and wool to complete the class project and another like it at home.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Those who wish to take the class MUST sign up by Monday, May 13th.

To register for this workshop call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at (603) 279-7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.


Hummingbird Ornament Needle Felting with Libby Mortensen

Sunday, June 23rd 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm for a Hummingbird Ornament Needle Felting Workshop with juried artist Libby Mortensen.

Needle-felting uses special barbed needles to transform wool fiber into felt and can be used for 2-dimensional works or sculpted 3-dimensional pieces. Different types and colors of wool, and other fibers are utilized to produce the effect desired, resulting in a range of fun simple forms to more realistic creations. You can get a good start with a little knowledge and some basic tools.

What to expect: You will be making your own life-sized hummingbird (about 3” long) to display as a hanging ornament. Practicing basic wool sculpting techniques, including wrapping and shaping, blending colors, and surface felting, we will aim for completing one hummingbird in class —leaving you with enough supplies to make a second one at home. You will also be learning about basic tools, felting surfaces, gauges of needles and their best uses, and types of wool best suited for needle felting. Experience is helpful but not necessary.

Who should attend: Beginners and Experienced Felters are welcome. Ages 15 and up.

About the Instructor: Libby Mortensen is a Fiber Artist who has been needle felting since 2012 and enjoys passing on her knowledge and experience to students.  She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and her detailed wool sculptures are sold through the League and at Exeter Fine Crafts.

Tuition is $45.00 per student with a $20 materials fee paid by cash or check to the instructor on the day of class. An optional toolkit (pad and needles) to take home if desired will also be available in class for $10.

Materials fee includes:

  • Wire and wool needed for two hummingbirds, including core wool, several surface colors for details, including some special sparkly fiber and curly wool “locks”.
  • Enough supplies to complete your first hummingbird in class and another like it at home.
  • A variety of tools needed will be supplied for each student to use in class. If you have your own felting pad and needles bring them along. An optional toolkit (pad and needles) to take home if desired will also be available in class for $10.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Those who wish to take the class MUST sign up by Tuesday, June 18th .

To register for this workshop call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at (603) 279-7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.



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