Wedge Weave Workshop
Teacher: Connie Lippert
Dates: February 16-18, 2024 (Friday-Sunday)
Cost: $275 (includes materials)
Location: Guild House
Class description: In contrast to most weaves which are woven in a plane horizontal to the loom, wedge weave is woven on the diagonal. This results in a weft-faced weaving with many distinctive characteristics and exciting design potential. Work on your own prewarped loom to explore wedge weave through hands-on experience as well as with detailed handouts and images.
Class level: Students should have warping and weaving knowledge. Prior tapestry weaving knowledge is not required.
Equipment Required: Floor Loom, Table Loom or Tapestry Loom. Looms must be pre-warped
About the Teacher: Connie Lippert weaves tapestries using the wedge weave technique with yarns hand-dyed using natural materials. Her work has been exhibited in 30 states and been accepted into over 150 juried exhibitions. She has received several artist grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Her work is represented in museum, corporate, academic, and private collections and has been widely published including a book by author Carole Green: Connie Lippert: A Wedge Weaver’s Storied Cloth. Her tapestries are represented in several new books including Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond by Tommye Scanlin, The Art is the Cloth by Micala Sidore, and The Art of Tapestry Weaving by Rebecca Mezoff. She has taught wedge weave workshops and given seminars in California, New York, Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. Connie is represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, North Carolina.