Hachures in Contemporary Tapestry, Aug 21-25, 2023


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Mary Lane is the instructor for this 5-day workshop. Hachures can be simple or complex. Many medieval European tapestries exemplify their use in the drape and folds of fabric, depictions of animals, and botanical details. In this workshop you will learn how and why hachures work and the logic behind their technique. From seamless blending, or the feel of ripples and reflections in water, to shading three-dimensional objects, hachures have many applications in contemporary tapestry. We will examine different types of hachures and how to incorporate them in tapestry design, be it representational, abstract or somewhere in between. In this workshop, each weaver will choose one application of hachures to explore in more depth. Students can expect to begin weaving that study, and get it far enough along to complete at home after the workshop. This class is not suitable for beginners.  There is a $35 materials fee. Maximum class size is 14.

About the Instructor: 

Mary Lane is an artist and art historian. She began weaving tapestry in 1976 and in 1982 became a founding member of the Scheuer Tapestry Studio in New York City. Her tapestries have been exhibited internationally and have been collected by both private and corporate art collections. Her teaching experience includes Parsons School of Design, the University of Maine and The Evergreen State College. Lane’s writing on contemporary textiles has been published widely. She is retired from her position as Executive Director of the American Tapestry Alliance.



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