Machine Tufting (Nov) with Melissa Monroe
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Melissa Monroe
Availability: SOLD OUT
WildCraft is pleased to host artist Melissa Monroe for a 2-day intensive focused on the craft of machine tufting! A tufting machine enables the maker to work at scale, quickly creating colorful, textural rugs and wall hangings in pictorial or abstract designs. Melissa will guide the group through thefundamentals of using a loop tufting machine, with a focus on design, sharing her approach to creating imagery which is intuitive and experimental. This 2-day session will cover mapping a design, proper tufting technique, sourcing supplies and finishing options.
Students will be provided with all materials, tools and knowledge necessary to create a 2ft x2ft tufted rug, including tufting frame, 100% wool rug yarn, cloth, loop pile machine, and scissors. Loop machines will be available to each student to use for their project and cut pile machines will be demonstrated. Bring a specific design, or work in an intuitive, experimental way!
No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!
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