In this tapestry weaving workshop for complete beginners to intermediate weavers, participant can explore the wonders of colour and blending. These beautiful weaving techniques allow you to create the most subtle of transitions of colour from dark to light or red to orange without any obvious line or shape. The blending technique can be used with other techniques like hatching threads together to create even more variations.

Participants will work on pre-warped frames, demonstrations will be given, all materials and equipment will be provided.

About Caron Penney

Caron Penney’s tapestries are grid locked. A love of pattern, systems, and repetition are central to her hand woven textiles. At the core of her work are references to street architecture and structural comparisons between the warp and the weft. Surrounded by pattern, the urban landscape feeds Penney’s interest in humanity. Penney’s ideas develop through observation, photography, sketches and the resulting tapestries. 

She studied Constructed Textiles at Middlesex University, graduating with a BA (Hons). After working as a professional weaver for twenty years she opened her own studio in 2013. She has been featured in House & Garden magazine in November 2017 and Crafts Magazine in July/Aug 2018. She was a selected artist for the Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition in 2014 and 2020 and has exhibited widely.

Penney uses the same limited range of materials traditionally used to make handwoven tapestry, worsted wool and gilt gold threads, with the addition of dyed cotton warp which edge the finely woven pieces. She has a deep understanding of hand woven tapestry techniques and her resulting tapestries continue to be embraced by the training she acquired as a professional weaver.

Caron is a Directory Maker of the Crafts Council.

Artist-Led Workshops at Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery

Enjoy artist-led workshops inspired by our exhibition programme. Learn a new skill, develop your artistic practice, and enjoy working in a small group within a setting that encourages creativity. All abilities are welcome, 14+, and the price includes all materials.

Harmony on loom by Caron Penney