SCHG Presents in March

TAPESTRY DESIGN – Explorations in Light & Dark


MARCH 10 & 11, 2018


Elizabeth is a second-generation tapestry artist of over forty-five years. Elizabeth first wove tapestry based on the Mexican and Rio Grande techniques, and then expanded into those of Peter Collingwood’s rug weaving.  Her introduction to French tapestry came via workshops in the United States taught by Jean Pierre Larochette and Yael Lurie. Studies with Gisèle and Henri Brivet in Aubusson, France significantly deepened and refined her understanding of Aubusson tapestry.  Elizabeth is passionately devoted to preserving these vanishing techniques, not only through her own tapestries, but in her teaching as well. In her teaching she demonstrates how design principles and color theory relate to tapestry making. Visit her website:

MORNING PROGRAM: March 10: From Idea to Woven Form: The Tapestries of Elizabeth Buckley. Elizabeth will share some of her artistic process and journey in this retrospective of her work. She will show sources of inspiration and her drawn studies that go into the development of her work; as well as how one idea leads to another and each tapestry leads to the next one to be woven.

1-1/2-DAY WORKSHOP: March 10, 1:00-4:00; March 11, 9:00-4:00: Explorations in Light & Dark: the Use of Value in Tapestry Design Value is the foundation to effective tapestry design. In this workshop, we will explore the use of value as it pertains to contrast, color blending, and the illusion of three dimensional space. We will work with black, white and gray-toned papers to generate designs in value for tapestry. We also will look at how value comes into the creating of weft bundles of several strands as well as using tapestry technique.


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