ATA Workshops

ATA organizes annual tapestry weaving workshops at various locations around the country. In addition to our regular workshops, ATA also holds workshops in conjunction with the Handweaver’s Guild of America’s biennial conference, Convergence. Read more about it on our Members’ Retreat page here.

2023 Workshop with Kathe Todd-Hooker

Synchronicity: Exploring Small Format Tapestry and Design Techniques

Chicago, IL | August 19-22, 2023

Did you know there is a difference between designing for small scale and small format? How about small format and large scale? How about using both at any format?  What does this mean to you as a weaver? You need the right scale to tell your story in the given space you have allotted to weave the tapestry.

Do you want to get more impact from your designs and techniques when you weave small or large?

You will learn many ways to control the basic architectural techniques of tapestry weaving:  line, soumack, texture, shape, hatching and hachures, bobbin blending, playing with epi, weft bundle sizes and more. Best of all, these same techniques and design elements can be used to create impact and detail for any size or format tapestries – large or small.  So first we design. Choose the format. Choose the materials, sample, if necessary, and go for it. It is still all about the dot (optical blending), the narrative, the doing and the joy of the “aha.”

Dates: August 19-22, 2023
Location: Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Member Tuition: $575 per person
Non-Member Tuition: $610 (includes 1 Year ATA Membership)
Deadline to Register: Open until Filled!

Kathe Todd-Hooker
Between Two Hearts, 2017