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CLASS: Beginning Tapestry Weaving


Have fun learning basic tapestry weaving skills with an accomplished weaver.

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Tapestry weaving is a medium of artistic expression that is both ancient and modern. It is a way of “painting” using yarn as your palette and warp threads as your canvas. Yarn adds a textural dimension to color interactions and to the shaping in your design.

In this class you will learn some basic tapestry weaving techniques, starting with the interaction of two colors in straight lines, then moving on to the interaction of more colors, curved shapes, and distorted weft, creating a small wall hanging in the process. You will also learn how to warp the frame loom and some different methods for finishing your tapestries.

Materials to bring to class: scissors and a notebook; optional tools – a long, straight, blunt-ended needle (like a tapestry needle); Lamb’s Pride worsted yarn if you happen to some leftover from another project.

Date: Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days

Location: DFG Studio at 2701 W. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth, MN 55806

Tuition: $195 DFG members, $225 non-members

Materials Fee: $10 (paid to instructor during class)

Instructor: Kristin Majkrzak


Instructor Bio: Kristin took her first tapestry classes in 2005 at North House Folk School and has participated in many workshops and classes since then. From 2013-2017 she had her own weaving studio and taught tapestry classes there, as well in other locations in Bemidji, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Grand Forks, ND. She has had two solo exhibits, one in Sault Ste. Marie in 2015, and one in Bemidji in 2019. She has also had two tapestries accepted into the Handweaver’s Guild of America’s Small Expressions Exhibit in 2019 and 2021.


Refund policy: If you need to cancel your class registration, you will receive a refund, less a $5 administrative fee, if the cancellation is received fourteen days prior to the class. If you cancel less than fourteen days before the class, you will not be eligible for a refund. If for some reason DFG needs to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund. Please contact if you need to cancel.