I applied for a West Dean textile bursary from a charitable trust for undergraduates to attend a long weekend tapestry workshop at this amazing country estate near Chichester. Caron Penney, former studio director at their Professional Tapestry Studio for 20 years, took a group of 10 students through the basic techniques of traditional tapestry. We all managed to produce a sampler selecting our own colours. My ongoing weave project, culminating in the degree show, explores combining tapestry techniques with shaft controlled loom weaving.
We are so envivous Rebecca! We are loving the results.