Exercises in Color Blending and Texture Jan Friedman

Fiber artist Jan Friedman has been weaving since 1974. Jan received her M.A. in Textile Design at the University of Iowa in 1980. She has conducted workshops in weaving, color, and dyeing throughout the country. Her tapestries and framed collage pieces have been featured in numerous invitational and juried exhibits and have been commissioned for corporate collections across the United States.




Workshop Description: 

This three-day workshop will concentrate on teaching you how to weave slow color gradations using color groupings. This approach is effective not only in tapestries but also in rugs, table linens, and garments. It is possible to achieve wonderfully rich colors by combining numerous thin yarns of varying shades.  By choosing different fibers such as rayon, wool, cotton, silk, and metallic yarn, you also can add subtle textural interest to your work. Further textural effects will be explored by working with dyed silk and cotton fabric strips. Simple tapestry techniques will be used, making this workshop accessible to beginners; intermediate and advanced students are also welcome.


There will be prepackaged yarns and fabric strips for immediate experimentation.  A variety of woven samples will be available in which color blending is used in the warp as well as the weft.


Class Limit: 20

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