The Nature Of Things: Looking At The World With An Eye For Tapestry Making

July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

Tommye Scanlin

In this workshop students seek inspiration for tapestry design by exploring the surroundings of Arrowmont. You will collect visual information and translate it into designs from which tapestry cartoons can be developed. Participants may bring photos, sketches, or paintings from their home environment to discuss and plan for future tapestries based upon your own “nature of things.” Students should be at intermediate level in tapestry skills, able to warp a tapestry loom and weave basic tapestry methods.


Tommye Scanlin is a professor emerita at the University of North Georgia, and a fellow of the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts. As a founding member of Tapestry Weavers South, she has been active for many years there, and in the American Tapestry Alliance. Scanlin is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and of Piedmont Craftsmen, and her tapestries have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Tommye Scanlin

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please call 865-436-5860

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