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WINTER WEAVING WORKSHOP! | With Dianne Kennedy Cruttenden

November 18, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


WINTER WEAVING WORKSHOP!  with Dianne Kennedy Cruttenden

Saturday, November 18, 2023  |  9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

AGES 14+  |  MAX 10

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$110 plus hst  *Please note, there is a $30 kit fee, payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class.

Join textile artist Dianne Kennedy Cruttenden for a full day of learning the basics of tapestry weaving!

During this workshop, students will be using 2 (canvas) looms.  In the morning students will work on a smaller canvas for a sampler of weaving techniques, and in the afternoon the class will work on a larger canvas for their finished winter tapestry. Dianne will have winter theme designs participants can choose from or they may choose to do their own design.

Dianne brings her wealth of knowledge and spirit of adventure to this immersive 6-hour workshop. In this playful class you will explore weaving through a variety of tapestry techniques such as: plain weave, rya knots, soumack, eccentric weave and irregular hatching. Participants will learn weaving techniques and some of Dianne’s favourite stitches to create designs while exploring form, colour and texture. Dianne will have a variety of small looms to show you, so you may continue your adventure in weaving by building a small loom yourself or purchase from a number of companies a finished loom. You will go home with a finished tapestry ready for hanging.

*All supplies will be included in the kit fee.

**Your kit will include a large selection of beautiful yarns, 2 canvases that serve as the looms and frames your pieces.


Meet Dianne!

Dianne has been creating woven art since the early 1970’s. Dianne first studied weaving at Sheridan School of Design, apprenticed with Robert L. Kidd in Michigan and in 2015 completed an internship with Master Tapestry artist Maximo Laura in his studio in Lima, Peru. A lifetime of weaving; Dianne’s work has been shown and collected throughout North America in venues such as The Detroit Institute of Art, Nuit Blanche in Ottawa, The Gore Bay Museum, the Textile Museum of Canada, The Queen Street Gallery in Niagara on the Lake, The Brick Room Gallery in St. Cathrines and the Sheepish Grin on Manitoulin Island, The Elora Fergus Studio Tour, and is a member of the Octarines Women’s Art Collective that has shown throughout the area and will be having a show at the Wellington County Museum starting on October 5. Dianne recently won an award for her piece in the recent ‘Insights’ show at the Wellington County Museum.


Cancellations up to 14 days prior to start date will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. No refund of fees will apply to cancellations within 14 days of start date. Fees may be applied/credited to an alternate workshop depending on availability.


To help ensure the course you’re interested in runs, we suggest you register no less than two weeks in advance. In the event of insufficient registrations ECFTA reserves the right to cancel workshops. You would be eligible for a full refund of fees, or credit for a future workshop, pending availability.


November 18, 2023
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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